Bur­nett ready for bat­tle

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

A GRUDGE match is brew­ing with Cen­tral Bur­nett un­der-14 crick­eters pre­par­ing to win the re­match of last year’s grand fi­nal.

Play­ing for the South Bur­nett rep­re­sen­ta­tive team, the crick­eters will play Bund­aberg in their first game of the new sea­son.

Team man­ager Blue Car­ney said Bund­aberg would be tough to beat but his squad had the skills to win.

“Bundy are al­ways strong and they al­ways set the stan­dard, but if we play well we can beat them,” he said.

“We do have a re­al­is­tic chance of win­ning.

“We played in the grand fi­nal last year against Bundy and the boys are start­ing to get some good game ex­pe­ri­ence.

The South Bur­nett team takes play­ers from Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera.

Car­ney said there would be train­ing ses­sions held in the Cen­tral Bur­nett to help out those play­ers hav­ing to deal with ex­tra travel times to make train­ing and games.

“We will try to do a train­ing run in Gayn­dah to make it a bit eas­ier on those kids,” he said.

The South Bur­nett sea­son opener against Bund­aberg will be played at the Mur­gon Show­grounds on Oc­to­ber 19.

Get­ting kids in­ter­ested from a young age is all about mak­ing it re­ally fun for them.

hold­ing the club prop­erly,” Tay­lor said.

“You have to link your hands to­gether, not have them sep­a­rated like in other sports.”

All up 10 adults and 10 kids, in­clud­ing golf first-timers Quinn and Lo­gan Jarvis went along for the coach­ing clinic.

“I think I’m pretty good at hit­ting the ball far,” Quinn said.

“That’s my favourite part about the sport, I think I will come and play it again soon.”

Lo­gan also said he col­lected good dis­tance with his shots, and wanted to work on hit­ting the ball a bit higher.

“Get­ting kids in­ter­ested from a young age is all about mak­ing it re­ally fun for them,” Tay­lor said.

“We play a lot of lit­tle com­pe­ti­tions that the kids re­ally get into, that makes it ex­cit­ing, not bor­ing, for them.”

De­spite all the top tips the pro­fes­sional coaches dished out, they said they picked up skills from some of the Monto play­ers as well.

“They are ex­cel­lent sledgers,” Mr Tay­lor quipped. “We al­ways have a lot of fun in Monto, that’s why we tend to come over about four times a year.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

TEE TIME: Alexan­derWat­son took out the putting com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the Satur­day coach­ing ses­sion, while Quinn and Lo­gan Jarvis both en­joyed their first ever day on the golf green.

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