Maryborough cricketer Ashley Renouf celebrated his birthday and Queensland selection this week. The Past Grammars fast bowler will play in the annual Imparja Cup in Alice Springs next weekend.
Maryborough cricketer Ashley Renouf celebrated his birthday and Queensland selection this week. The Past Grammars fast bowler will play in the annual Imparja Cup in Alice Springs next weekend. Jocelyn Watts

Ashley named in Qld rep team

CRICKET: Ashley Renouf didn’t only celebrate his 26th birthday this week.

The Maryborough police officer celebrated being named in a Queensland representative cricket team for the second consecutive year.

Renouf, whose cousin is former Australian, Queensland and Brisbane Broncos star, Steve, will play for Queensland in the annual Imparja Cup in Alice Springs next weekend.

The Imparja Cup is the national indigenous cricket championships and Renouf and his state team-mates will take on NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory over five days of competition.

Renouf, an opening bowler, who plays for Past Grammars in the Fraser Coast Cricket A grade competition, was a member of the Queensland team that won the Cup 12 months ago.

He took nine wickets including one in the first over of the final against Tasmania as Queensland won the title for the fifth time in six years.

Before Renouf can think about doing his best for Queensland, he will give it his all with the ball for the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander XI against the Queensland Academy of Sport cricket team in a one-day clash at Allan Border Field in Brisbane next Friday.

Renouf said he was thrilled with his Queensland selection.

“I loved every minute of playing for Queensland last time around and I’ve got no doubt I’ll do that again,” Renouf said.

“It doesn’t get any better than having the chance to play for your state and in a national championship.”

Renouf will head to Brisbane after playing for Past Grammars against Bushrangers today.

In the other games, Australs play the Cougars while Cavaliers play the Mariners.



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