NEV MADSEN | Toowoomba Chronicle
CRICKETERS IN THE QUEENSLAND town of Toowoomba got a special treat on Sunday when Peter Anderson and his team of Papua New Guinean cricketers turned up for their first representative game in the Garden City.
According to Mr Anderson, Toowoomba might well be seeing a bit more of the cricketers now they are playing as part of the Queensland Webb Shield series for the first time.
He said the entire team grew up in circumstances fairly unimaginable to most of us pampered Aussies and their enthusiasm was an inspiration.
And if local cricket enthusiasts get a chance to see the team in action, he recommends they take it.
"Nearly all of these players came from the same village in PNG, a third world country where 20 people will live in a little hut," Mr Anderson said.
"They're a fantastic, well-mannered and humble group of people and they have so much passion.
"They just love the game and I don't over-coach them.
"There are three or four who are easily world-class."
He said the enthusiastic group has been following a gruelling schedule and in the past week have played two 50-over games and two T-20 matches.