ON FIRE: Rohan Brady has returned to Stanthorpe after playing at the Queensland cricket state championships in Townsville.
ON FIRE: Rohan Brady has returned to Stanthorpe after playing at the Queensland cricket state championships in Townsville. Liana Walker

Rocket Rohan makes return

Cricket: They called him "Rocket Rohan” because he can fire in a throw from the outfield like a speeding missile. Stanthorpe boy Rohan Brady is now back in town after playing for the Darling Downs Under-12s at the state championships in Townsville.

While his speedy throws in the field were impressive, it was a first-day half- century that was the perfect start to a terrific tour.

"On the first day I got 57 not out,” Brady said.

"Then I got four wickets and three run-outs in the whole thing.”

The 11-year-old played five games between November 11 and 15 and his team placed fifth out of 12 teams from across the state.

Despite his impressive fielding skills Brady has a preference for the bat.

"I prefer to bat,” he said.

Brady travelled to Toowoomba every weekend for training, but can be seen on Stanthorpe turf during the local junior cricket season.

He's been playing the sport for five years now but expects a long future with it.

"Another 30 years,” he said.

Twelve players were picked from the state competition to play in a Queensland team in nationals.

Brady was not chosen this year but has high hopes for next year.

In December he will head to Rockhampton to play in the Darling Downs South West team at the under-12s carnival.

Brady thanked his mum and dad for getting him to Townsville and his coaches.

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