Rockhampton’s Brock Siegert in action in the Gladstone representative cricket open home final at Yaralla Fields, Gladstone.
Rockhampton’s Brock Siegert in action in the Gladstone representative cricket open home final at Yaralla Fields, Gladstone. Christopher Chan

Gladstone’s representative cricket side is ready to prove

AFTER the first match against Biloela was washed out, Gladstone's representative cricket side has had to wait for the chance to prove its worth.

Now granted the opportunity, this time against bitter rivals Rockhampton, Opens captain Daniel Williams is confident that the team can best the northerners.

Although they play as teammates for the Central Queensland side, the mood on the pitch and in the field could be hostile.

"They tend to have a bit of attitude between us," Williams said.

"The boys are fairly keen, we have lost the last couple of matches to Rockhampton."

Despite being on the wrong side of results, Gladstone trusts a home pitch at Yaralla to return dividends. The hope is also that an in-form team will deliver the right result.

"We have picked a side that can do it, I think that the boys are in form and some Rockhampton players might be too, but I am confident," Williams said.

The under 21-team is playing tomorrow as well as the Opens, at home as well at Clinton Oval, with both matches starting at 9am.

Williams is keen to see how the under-21 side fares, giving up a bit of experience to their rivals.

"We have got a relatively young team for the weekend," he said.