Young cricketer aims high


JONTY Hinschen is quite the talented young cricketer.

Having already established himself as one of the region's best cricketers for his age, Jonty recently put forward his bid to be selected in the under 12s Queensland State cricket side.

Although the Cannonvale State School student was unsuccessful in his selection, Jonty said he gained a lot from his experiences in Cairns on November 14-17.

“It was a good experience for me and it makes me fight harder for my spot because I didn't make it,” he said.

“It was good playing all different teams from around the state and facing different bowlers.

“I'm very determined to make it next time.”

Jonty described himself as a good all-rounder, batting high up the order and offering plenty of options as leg-spin bowler.

Jonty said he played well in the trials although there was always room for improvement.

He now hopes he can focus on his dream of one day donning the baggy green. “I want to play for Queensland and Australia,” he said.

“I want to get that baggy green.

“I'm going to work harder, train hard and never give up.”

And with his already great knowledge of the game, Jonty said he was hopeful his idols beat the Poms and retain the Ashes.

“I hope we whitewash them but it'd be good to see a close one and see it come down to the last match.”

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