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 teen keen to learn from best

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.


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