Steketee named in Queensland Bulls Shield 12
WARWICK fast bowler Mark Steketee has been named in the Queensland Bulls Shield 12 for the first time but will not play in the Shield game as he will turn out for the QAS 2nd XI that will play South Australia in Adelaide next week.
Queensland Cricket High Performance Co-ordinator Vic Williams said the selectors had opted to include Steketee to prepare for the Shield game with the Bulls but intended him to play the Toyota Futures League match next week.
Steketee has been included in place of off-spinner Cameron Brimblecombe who made his debut against NSW in December.
Brimblecombe, who bowled in tandem with Boyce against NSW at the SCG, will also play in the 2nd XI match in Adelaide.
He is the first Warwick player to make a Queensland 12 for Sheffield Shield cricket since Simon Beattie in the 1970s.
Chris Lynn will make his return to first class cricket for the Bulls this weekend.
The Bulls take on competition leading Victoria at the Gabba from Saturday in their first game back since the mid-season first class competition hiatus to stage the KFC T20 Big Bash League.
Lynn missed the first half of the season following off-season shoulder surgery but made a successful comeback for the Heat in the BBL where he was the team's leading runs-scorer.
He will be joined in the team by two batsman who will make their debuts.
Michael Philipson, 28, is the younger brother of former Bulls batsman Craig, while English born Charlie Hemphrey, 25, played 2nd XI county cricket.
The pair of first time selections replace the injured Usman Khawaja and opening batsman Marnus Labuschagne while Lynn replaces his Heat teammate Nathan Reardon in the line-up.
Philipson made his Futures League 2nd XI debut in October where he scored a century in each innings as captain of the Queensland Academy of Sport team that defeated the ACT.
Hemphrey, who became a permanent resident of Australian citizen last year, also made his 2nd XI debut earlier this season, scoring 140 against NSW.
A right-hander who bowls off-spin, he was born in Yorkshire and played 2nd XI county cricket for Kent, Essex and Derbyshire. He has been a regular premier grade player for Redlands and Toombul.
Bupa Sheffield Shield
My FootDr Queensland Bulls v Victorian Bushrangers
The Gabba, Sat - Tues:
Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Peter Forrest, Peter George, Chris Hartley, Charlie Hemphrey, James Hopes (c), Chris Lynn, Michael Philipson, Mark Steketee. (12th man to be named)
Toyota Futures League
Queensland Academy of Sport v South Australia in Adelaide, Monday 9th - Thursday 12th February:
Matthew Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Greg Moller (c), Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Sam Heazlett, James Peirson, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Brimblecombe, Mark Steketee, Cameron Gannon, Alister McDermott.