Thursday, November 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Mackay’s emerging cricket all-rounder Jack Law has been named Player of the North Queensland Cricket Alliance Under 15 Championships.
The talented Brothers junior produced stand out performances with bat and ball to help the Mackay-Whitsunday team finish second overall at the recent representative carnival staged at Harrup Park.
All conquering North Queensland claimed the title, winning all three matches with Townsville young gun Hunter Brischetto leading the way.
Playing on his home turf, the promising Law topped the run-scoring with knocks of 52, 46 and 104 - ahead of the rising Brischetto (104 retired and 53 retired) and Mackay-Whitsunday teammate Corey Stroud (40 and 101 not out).
Under the guidance of coach Shane Dunn and manager Ian Ballantyne, the Mackay-Whitsunday X1 suffered a first up loss to North Queensland before posting victories over Central Queensland and Far North.
A highlight for Law was cracking a magnificent 104 in the final round against Far North where he faced 95 balls and smashed four sixes and twelve boundaries.
Selectors will name rep squads in coming weeks to compete at the Stage 2 State Challenge in Mackay during December.
Round 1: NORTH QUEENSLAND 8-217 (Hunter Brischetto 53 retired, Henry Jesberg 38, Jason Caswell 26, Zac Hayes 24, Lachlan Petterson 20, Isaac Talbot 17 not out, Brayden Manttan 3-16, Jack Law 2-26) d MACKAY-WHITSUNDAY 7-155 (J Law 52, Corey Stroud 40, H Brischetto 3-8).
Round 2: MACKAY-WHITSUNDAY 3-231 (C Stroud 101 not out, J Law 46, Cooper Boyce 24, Ishan Rana 23 not out) d CENTRAL QUEENSLAND 6-228 (Henry Lau 56 not out, John Mulville 52, Axel Amos 30, Riley Roser 24, Connor Muller 3-34, C Stroud 2-45).
Round 3: MACKAY-WHITSUNDAY 8-218 (J Law 104, I Rana 39, Ayden Loader 38, Kade Corby 4-34, Harvey Rees 2-22) d FAR NORTH 8-166 (Kalan Wilson 85, Archie Ferguson 44, J Law 2-16, I Rana 2-17, Donovan Pettiford 2-22, Zac Pace 2-37).
Mackay junior representative cricketer Jack Law receives his Player of the North Queensland Cricket Alliance Under 15 Championships award from Queensland Cricket’s Luke Kennedy