Donald Miller bowls spin for Colts in Warwick A-grade cricket on Sunday.
Donald Miller bowls spin for Colts in Warwick A-grade cricket on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Come in spinner, give us a break

IT was great to see Warwick Hotel Colts spinner Donald Miller bowl first change in the A-grade game against RSL Diggers last Sunday.

I have long held the view that young spinners aren't given enough encouragement at many levels of cricket.

A young spinner is a work in progress, let them get hit for six as they might get a wicket next ball.

Give them all the encouragement in the world and they might spin us to a few Mitchell Shield victories.

A few years ago, Donald Miller and Alex Costello were weaving their magic for The Scots PGC College Firsts in TAS cricket.

Two weeks ago, Alex took five wickets with his leggies for Colts.

This season, spinners have done well in the Twenty20 Big Bash and now in the 50-over international series.

Australia dropped Nathan Hauritz from the final Test of the last Ashes series in England, we didn't look like winning with an all-pace attack.

I am happy to print the thoughts of anyone who disagrees with me but reckon spinners in general aren't given enough encouragement in club or higher cricket.

They add interest, Warnie did that, even before he had Liz in tow.


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