Brock Seigert heads into Saturday's opening Queensland Country Championships match full of confidence.
Brock Seigert heads into Saturday's opening Queensland Country Championships match full of confidence. Chris Ison File

Seigert full of fighting spirit in confident cricket squad

WHEN Brock Seigert steps out onto the pitch, he will be chasing sixes.

While the Rockhampton A-grade cricket competition is on leave on Saturday, Central Queensland's finest bowlers and batsmen will line up at Rockhampton Cricket Grounds for round one of the Queensland Country Championships.

Central Queensland host Tropical North in a two-day clash this weekend and following a successful Bulls Masters Twenty20 Country Challenge campaign, the squad was brimming with confidence.

Frenchville's Seigert will be one of 12 to don the CQ strip and the all-rounder couldn't be more eager to step up to the crease.

Gladstone's Dan Williams returns to the representative scene to captain the side after missing the T20 carnival.

Seigert was part of the CQ Seamers squad which dominated at the recent Bulls Masters T20 contest, winning all three of their matches and he was hoping the side would continue its success.

"The CQ team is looking pretty strong and are feeling confident after winning the Twenty20 competition in Cairns," Seigert said. "Hopefully, we can carry some of that form into this weekend."

Seigert understood Saturday's opponent, Tropical North Queensland, would be no pushover though and said CQ's experienced players would need to turn it on.

"Tropical North are the benchmark in the competition, they have a lot of depth and are an all-round side," he said.

"They have quite a few threats in their team."

Seigert tipped Gladstone prodigy Jason Seng to come out with all guns blazing, as would experienced Gladstone bowler Trent Sorohan.

"Jason Seng will do well. I think he has the most talent in our team," Seigert said.

"Ben Milne should also bowl well; it's his first opens game, so hopefully he can continue his good bowling form.

Personally, I just want to do my best and my goal is really just to win."

CQ will travel to Mackay for two one-day matches next month against Far North Queensland and Mackay Whitsunday, with the winner of the championships determined on points.

CQ TEAM LIST:

Dan Williams (c) (GLA), Michael Heymer (GLA), Brendan Handley (ROK), Jason Seng (GLA), Aaron Harmsworth (ROK), David Heymer (GLA), Brock Siegert (ROK), Jason Wells (ROK), Mark O'Keeffe (ROK), Chad Gilmour (GLA), Trent Sorohan (GLA), Ben Milne (ROK). Coach: Troy Paradies.



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