Return game for Tim MacIntosh

THERE will be a new face among the players lining up for Across The Waves in their division one game against Norths today, as Tim McIntosh prepares for his first game of cricket in more than two years.

The former Gympie and junior representative player has been living and working in Agnes Water for nearly three years, playing rugby league for the Agnes Water Marlins in the Northern Districts competition.

Playing his junior cricket in Murgon and much of his senior cricket in Gympie, McIntosh said he quit the game after work commitments got in the way, but now settled in Agnes Water, a trip to the Ashes inspired him to get back into cricket.

Already in pre-season training with the Marlins, McIntosh will trade the rugby league ball for the cricket ball today, and the talented sports all rounder said he's looking forward to it.

"It's been a while, so hopefully I don't drop too many, or let anyone down," McIntosh said.

"I really enjoyed cricket, and I've missed it, so I'm looking forward to getting back out there. I know it's late in the season, but if I can play for the rest of this season, I'll be all good for next year."

ATW captain Sean Stuchbery said McIntosh's experience could be exactly what the team needed to lead the young side.

"In the two games we've lost to Brothers, we've been lacking a senior batter," he said.

"When he settles in we expect he could be very handy.

"He's had some good experience which will help our kids."

In the other game at Salter Oval today, Brothers take on Country Wests. Both games begin at 11.30am.

Today's 45 over matches will be the last for the season, before the teams play two-day games for the rest of the season.