Sport

Under-19s will bounce back: Law

Stuart Law.
Stuart Law. Tom Shaw - Getty Images

INDIA stumped Australia at the final hurdle and won the ICC Under-19 World Cup by six-wickets in Townsville on Sunday.

Australia had won every game until the final and coach, former Queensland Bulls captain Stuart Law, is confident his young charges will learn from that disappointment and become better cricketers because of it.

Law, who played one Test and 54 one-day internationals for Australia, said although the end result does not show it, his team had improved with each game it played in the tournament.

"Sure it would have been fantastic to win the final, but they (India) are an impressive team and they played better than us on the day," Law, who quit as coach of Bangladesh to return home to Brisbane as the high-performance coach based at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence earlier this year, said.

"You could say that we didn't help ourselves in the field in the final by dropping a couple of catches, but hey, that's cricket - it's happens and you move on.

"You learn much more in cricket by losing than when you win.

"We were a very young unit in terms of experience, so the more cricket you play at this age, the better it is, especially in a tournament such as this.

"They (his players) now have a real insight to what professional cricket demands of them now."

But it was not only Law, who led Queensland to four Sheffield Shield titles, the young Aussies were trying to impress - former Australian captain Greg Chappell was in camp with the team in his role as national talent manager.

Law said he thought that was a great move.

"Having Greg with us provided great exposure for these young kids to be performing under the pressure of playing in a World Cup in front of such a highly influential person," he said. "Hopefully they go away from this and understand that the hard work hasn't been completed. It has only just begun for them."

Topics:  stuart law, under-19 world cup




Spiritual Matters: Prayer's power a surprise for some

Ecumenical Prayers for Peace at St Patrick's Cathedral for victims of  MH 17 crash. Candles were lit on behalf of community leaders, each cnadle representing a different nationality.   Photo:  Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

To a modern society, it must seem like an admission of failure

Ghosts reignite finals charge against Panthers

Grafton Ghosts' captain Ben McLennan claws for meters against the Sawtell Panthers during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 minor semi-final at Frank McGuren Field.

Ghosts dominant in 2016 home ground farewell game.

125th birthday draws crowd to Tucabia

Ex-Tucabia Public School students Betty Freeman, Marie and Jack Preston and Joyce Tarrant at the schools 125th birthday celebration on Saturday.

The old and young celebrate Tucabia's 125th birthday.

Latest deals and offers

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m