That Stark quality
WICKET-TAKING form can seem almost routine when you have the bowling arm like that of Justin Stark in your side.
The Central Highlands cricketer took a handy 3/39 haul for North Queensland under-17s in the representative showdown with south Queensland at the weekend.
SQ may have won the battle, wining by 21 runs against NQ, but Stark won the war with a mention in the honoury Queensland Country under-17 side.
The talented teen notched just the one maiden from his eight bowled, but did enough to gain the rating as one of the leading wicket-takers of the match.
He cuts an imposing figure with a tall clean action, likened somewhat by regional selectors to that of the former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath.
Stark was bettered only by Mitchell Burton who took an impressive 3/33 from 10 overs bowled for NQ.
SQ won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 9 for 181 off 50 overs with NQ failing to match the required run total.
The NQ side batted out the 50-over limit but were halted at 7/160.