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Queensland Bulls Step Up Preparations

Queensland Bulls Step Up Preparations
Queensland Bulls Step Up Preparations
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The Queensland Bulls will step up preparations for their post-BBL Marsh Sheffield Shield campaign with a return to red ball cricket for several players next week in the Toyota 2nd XI competition in Perth.

The Queensland Academy of Sport 2nd XI squad named today contains 10 Bulls squad members for the match at Lilac Hill against the WA 2nd XI from Monday.

Nathan McSweeney will captain the QAS team which contains Bulls players Xavier Bartlett, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Lachy Pfeffer, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street and Jack Wildermuth.

Paceman Brendan Doggett has also been included, pending the result of the BBL Eliminator Final tomorrow night between his Thunder side and the Hobart Hurricanes.

If the Thunder win through, he will be replaced by Redlands allrounder James Bazley.

The other two players from outside the Bulls squad are University of Queensland batsman Jack Clayton and Ipswich/Logan spinner Jack Wood.

Queensland assistant coach Andy Bichel will coach the side with former England international Adam Hollioake also part of the coaching and support staff for the four-day game.

The Bulls are back in action from 14 February against Tasmania at the Gabba, the first of their four remaining first class games.

Queensland currently sit in third spot on the Marsh Sheffield Shield ladder.

TOYOTA 2nd XI Competition

Queensland Academy of Sport v WA 2nd XI
Lilac Hill (Oval 1). Perth,
3 – 6 February 2020

Nathan McSweeney (c)
Xavier Bartlett
Jack Clayton
Brendan Doggett*
Cameron Gannon
Sam Heazlett
Lachlan Pfeffer
Matthew Renshaw
Mark Steketee
Bryce Street
Jack Wildermuth
Jack Wood

*James Bazley on standby for Brendan Doggett pending the result of Hurricanes v Thunder game tomorrow.

Coach: Andy Bichel
Assist Coach: Adam Hollioake
Physio: Martin Love

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