Young gun happy to share field with fellow Laidley Bluedog pup
CRICKET: Young Bluedog Noah Emmerson revelled in the opportunity to pull on the whites alongside good mate Tom Sippel when the latter made his Laidley debut in the Harding-madsen Shield last weekend.
Emmerson already had a handful of first grade caps to his name before the match at Bichel Oval against Northsiders.
But he appreciated sharing his most recent cap with someone he has had a lot of experience playing alongside in the past.
“Me and Tom have played a fair bit of rep cricket together through under-12s and now into the 15s side together this year,” Emmerson said.
“It was really good having another energetic young bloke in the side to get everyone going.”
Laidley skipper Alex Welsh said after last weekend’s match it was not so much the output from the two 14-year-olds he was looking for, but rather their application and willingness to soak it all in. But nobody seemed to tell Emmerson and Sippel they would not be held to a standard.
Sippel finished with match-best bowling figures of 2/16, while Emmerson held down an end opposite Welsh to see out the Bluedogs’ innings and finish on 17 not out.
“I think my biggest strength is I know my game,” Emmerson said.
“For a junior, I know what shots I can and can’t hit. I stick to what I can do, and don’t try to reinvent the wheel – not until I have to anyway.” — Callum Dick
TOP SHOT: Mulgowie cricketer Noah Emmerson.