Junior cricketers (front, from left) Riley Doherty, Declan Butler, Josh Shelley, Thomas Doherty, (back) Sam Gordon, co-ordinator Paul Gordon and Carly Cooper.
Junior cricketers (front, from left) Riley Doherty, Declan Butler, Josh Shelley, Thomas Doherty, (back) Sam Gordon, co-ordinator Paul Gordon and Carly Cooper. Gerard Walsh

Numbers swell for junior cricket

SAM Gordon wants to be like South African star Jacques Kallis, a top performer with bat and ball.

Families were lined up six deep at the second sign-on for the 2010-2011 junior cricket season which starts after the school holidays.

Sam first played in 2004 and at age 12, is as keen on bowling as batting.

“My favourite player is all rounder Jacques Kallis, he is the best player in the world,” Sam said.

Carly Cooper, 13, is going into her sixth season of Warwick junior cricket and has already played for Queensland at primary school level.

With her favourite player, Australian women's pace bowler Delissa Kimmince having a season off, Carly lists Mitchell Johnson as one she will be watching.

Nine-year-old Riley Doherty is approaching his first season and reckons he is better with the bat than ball in lunchtime games at Wheatvale State School. His favourite player is Ricky Ponting.

Thomas Doherty, five, is thinking about a bit of In2Cricket each Thursday evening at the hockey fields. Declan Butler is a fan of Shane Watson and preparing for his fourth season in juniors while Josh Shelley is backing up for a third season with Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee as his heroes.

Junior details

  • In2 Cricket (5 to 7 years) each Thursday at 5pm at hockey fields.
  • Under 10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups play each Saturday, except for school holidays.
  • Games at cricket and school grounds in Warwick.
  • Parents can still sign on players by filling out forms available at Danny Lyons Sports.

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