Burnett ready for battle
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.”
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.