News

Withcott teen keen to learn from best

FINE FORM: Withcott cricket talent Lachlan Porter will hit the pitch as part of the U19 Queensland cricket team in 2015.
FINE FORM: Withcott cricket talent Lachlan Porter will hit the pitch as part of the U19 Queensland cricket team in 2015. Tom Threadingham

WITHCOTT cricket talent Lachlan Porter will once again roll the arm over on Adelaide soil after being selected in the U19 Queensland cricket team.

Porter has been stumping the competition in Queensland colours for the past two years competing in the U17 side, but will take a step up in 2015 with the U19 squad.

Porter said he was looking forward to the new challenge and learning from the coaching staff.

"It's indescribable the feeling really, it's a great honour and a chance to learn from the best coaches around and just experience mateship and meeting plenty of new people.

"Obviously having Andrew Symonds there as co-coach is great, he is a very knowledgeable person in the game and is someone you can learn a lot from and someone you can have a lot of fun with.

"And the coach, Vic Williams, is also very knowledgeable and you learn something from him every day."

After picking up some solid wickets in previous outings for Queensland, Porter said hoped to improve even further on his game.

"It'll be challenging and it'll be exciting but I'm up for it and I'm keen," he said.

"Obviously I want to get wickets, learn my own game more and understand the bowling aspects at a higher level.

"So hopefully in this championship I can pick up a few more wickets."

Porter will travel to Adelaide for the National U19 titles, which will be held across two weeks, January 12 to 22, 2015.

The titles will be just the beginning for the 17-year-old, who hopes to continue in representative cricket for many years to come.

"My aim is to succeed in Brisbane grade cricket and then push into higher rep teams and the Queensland squads," he said.

Topics:  cricket queensland cricket withcott


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Janine's helping to bridge cultures in the Lockyer

CELBRATING CULTURE Janine Basha is the new president of the Lockyer Multicultural Association.

Meet the new president of the Lockyer Multicultural Association.

Budget funds for Lockyer High school hall, trade

BUDGET TALK: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with State Treasurer Curtis Pitt.

Some highs and lows of the State budget.

The Grays' humble beginning

36 YEARS ON: Bruce and Paula Gray chat about being one of the oldest running businesses in Gatton

Gray's furniture has been going for more than 36 years.

Local Partners

Lockyer mobile library to be phased out

Lockyer Valley Regional Council will soon phase out its mobile library service after a review into its library operations.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Wonder Woman sequel underway

IT’S MADE $US573 million at the box office so far, so it’s no surprise plans are already underway for a Wonder Woman sequel.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Nintendo set to release the Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo is releasing a miniature version of their Super NES console

Brad and Sienna spotted ‘holding hands’

Brad Pitt has been spotted at Glastonbury.

ACTORS were seen together at the Glastonbury festival.

Big Brother winner Reggie Bird could end up homeless

BACK in 2003 she won the third season of Big Brother Australia, pocketing $250,000 for her win — but Reggie Bird’s life has been far from easy since then.

The reality star makes a heartbreaking confession

Schapelle Corby's Bali boyfriend 'lonely' now she's free

“I really hope we can see each other again in the future."

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Confident first half year for commercial property

SIGNS OF CONFIDENCE: A mixed-use site at 139 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville, was one of the outstanding results achieved in the year.

Sunshine Coast market showing strong signs for next five years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!