Warwick cricketer Mark Steketee.
Warwick cricketer Mark Steketee. Gerard Walsh

Brilliant debut for bowler

WARWICK paceman Mark Steketee has taken 6-16 off 10 overs in his first performance in Brisbane A-grade cricket.

Steketee plays for Maryvale/Condamine in Warwick A-grade cricket when his club has games on Sundays and drives to Brisbane to play for Souths each Saturday

After impressing with ball and bat in third and second grades this season, Steketee has been promoted to A-grade.

He debuted in A-grade before Christmas playing one day of a two-day game. His side batted and he wasn't required at the crease so had to wait until 2012 to bowl in A-grade.

Steketee was given second use of the new ball by Souths captain Brian May on Saturday and took three wickets in each of his two spells in a game against Wests.

With the bat, he was five not out off two balls. He hit a single which became five with four overthrows.

Steketee heads to Adelaide tomorrow with the Queensland under-19 team for the national championships.

As well as proving to be the fastest young bowler in Queensland in a speed competition at the First Test at the Gabba late last year, Steketee was presented last week with the Bill Brown Medal for Queensland Youth Cricketer of the Year.


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