POINTS ON THE BOARD: Braidyn Scott ready to take a run at stage one cricket.
POINTS ON THE BOARD: Braidyn Scott ready to take a run at stage one cricket. Claudia Williams

Future stars of the game

CRICKET: Con Curtain loves to be at the crease making runs.

"I like running and hitting the ball," he said.

Con was one of 27 children who took part in the first round of the stage one cricket competition at Kingaroy on Saturday morning.

Kingaroy Junior Cricket Club president Cameron Watson said the the most important part was making sure the kids enjoyed playing the game.

"The main aim is for the kids to have fun and to continue their introduction to cricket," he said.

"It is less about technical skills and more about having fun."

For their introduction to the game they play for 20overs and each batter has an allotted number of balls depending on how many players are in the team.

"The shortened pitches allow the kids to bowl more accurately because they can get the ball up there easier so it gives more time for the ball to be in play and more balls that can be hit so it's heaps more fun," Watson said.

Con is taking part in the stage one competition after playing in the inaugural T20 Blast program under lights at Lyle Vidler Oval last year.

Through the program he not only made friends but improved his bowling by adding speed to his deliveries.

"I like that I can catch up with my friends at cricket," he said.

South Burnett Cricket Association has shown they are invested in the future of the game by implementing the new Cricket Australia junior programs.

The new Milo In2cricket program started last week, with 25 kids from five to eight years old taking part.

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