Stars share wis­dom

Young­sters learn top crick­et­ing tips

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - Ge­orge Smith

MONTO wel­comed three mem­bers of the Queens­land Fire Ladies Cricket Team for a ju­nior coach­ing clinic.

Jemma Barsby, Beth Mooney and Monto’s own Court­ney Hill shared their knowl­edge of the game with about 40 young­sters from around the North Bur­nett.

The Fire fin­ished their sea­son in sec­ond be­hind the New South Wales Break­ers and Hill­was happy to re­turn to her home town to share her love of the sport.

Now based on the Sun­shine Coast, Hill said she was im­pressed with the at­ten­dance at the clinic.

“It is great to see re­gional

– Court­ney Hill ‘It would be fan­tas­tic to see some of th­ese kids reach higher lev­els...’

kids looked af­ter and great to see lots of girls,” she said.

“It would be fan­tas­tic to see some of th­ese kids reach higher lev­els, they just have to see no bar­ri­ers.

“It doesn’t mat­ter if you are here in a re­gional area or if you are a girl, all that mat­ters is if you have the abil­ity just go for it.”

Kurt Evans, 12, was keen to learn crick­et­ing skills at the clinic.

“I love it,” he said.

“Cricket is a great sport and David Warner is my favourite player.

“I’m a bowler so bowl­ing was the best part of to­day’s clinic.

“Hopefully one day I will wear the baggy green for Aus­tralia.”

Monto Ju­nior Cricket Club sent a spe­cial thank you to the three Queens­land Fire play­ers and Wide Bay Re­gional Cricket man­ager Paul Trace for the visit.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

BRIGHT STARS: Queens­land Fire play­ers (back) Jemma Barsby, Court­ney Hill and Beth Mooney with (front) Nate Pash­ley, Brittany Staines and Owen Pat­tie.

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