AS play heads into the final day around the state for the Queensland Junior State Championships, Central Queensland players will be hoping to end the week with a win.
Fourteen players from the Central Highlands were included in the CQ teams in five age divisions which played in Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane and the Gold Coast throughout the week.
The under-12 team will be hoping for an upset today as it takes on second-placed side Darling Downs and South West Queensland in the final day of play.
Playing in Brisbane this week, the U12 team has had a successful week, tasting victory twice under the leadership of Emerald coach Jim Whyte.
Central Queensland cricket president Rick Jones said the championships were a good way for CQ players to gain more experience as the teams play for five days straight.
"It will be good exposure and a new experience for them," Jones said.
"It's a fantastic opportunity to go away and play five days of cricket and develop their skills."
Emerald's Dan Russell has been a standout in the competition, taking six wickets in the match against Metropolitan South West on Tuesday.
Russell had excellent figures with 6/13 in six overs and he wasn't too shabby with the bat either, knocking up 29 as part of a 77-run opening partnership.
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