Dy­mock teaches young­sters

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

WHEN Mun­dub­bera ju­nior crick­eters were of­fered the op­por­tu­nity of be­ing coached by for­mer Aus­tralian and Queens­land crick­eter Ge­off Dy­mock they turned up at Martin Love Oval in large num­bers.

Dy­mock played 21 tests and 15 one-day in­ter­na­tion­als be­tween 1974 and 1980 and on de­but he took five wick­ets in the sec­ond in­nings against New Zealand in Ade­laide.

He was the third bowler to to take all 10 op­po­si­tion wick­ets in a test match, and re­mains one of only six play­ers to have achieved this un­usual feat.

At the time Dy­mock was play­ing cricket for Aus­tralia, many other fast bowlers were also play­ing well and Queens- land was try­ing tire­lessly but un­suc­cess­fully to win the Sh­effield Shield.

At age 34, in 1980, the way he wheeled down his left-arm seam­ers in In­dia and against Eng­land and West Indies at home was mem­o­rable.

Mun­dub­bera ju­nior crick­eters, their par­ents and coaches ap­pre­ci­ated how much he was able to teach them in one af­ter­noon.

“Thirty-one chil­dren at­tended the coach­ing clinic and with new club sign­ings on the day, ju­nior cricket now has 35 mem­bers,” com­mit­tee mem­ber Julie Pash­ley said.

“It is a large num­ber jump from last year’s 18 mem­bers.

Ju­nior cricket train­ing is held on Wed­nes­days from 6– 7.30pm at Martin Love Oval.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

EX­PERT COACH­ING: Mun­dub­bera ju­nior crick­eters took ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity of be­ing coached by for­mer Aus­tralian and Queens­land bowler Ge­off Dy­mock re­cently.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

RIGHT RHYTHM: Past Aus­tralian and Queens­land bowler Ge­off Dy­mock watches Rhythm An­beek’s ac­tion at the Mun­dub­bera ju­nior cricket coach­ing ses­sion.

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