BUDDING CRICKETERS: Under 13s players Kingaroy Burnett Waters' Charlotte Love and Kingaroy Mitre 10s Cornelius Curtain show skill at the pitch. (PHOTO: Jessica McGrath)
BUDDING CRICKETERS: Under 13s players Kingaroy Burnett Waters' Charlotte Love and Kingaroy Mitre 10s Cornelius Curtain show skill at the pitch. (PHOTO: Jessica McGrath)

GALLERY: Juniors mastering skills on the pitch

CRICKET: Mastering the skills needed to get a wicket or a run is the focus of many budding cricket players.

Although they play for rival teams, under-13s players Cornelius Curtain and Charlotte Love both enjoy the opportunity to play with their friends and build up skills.

Kingaroy Mitre 10 player Cornelius has been playing the game for four years.

"The most important skill is to be able to hit the ball really well and keep your eye on it the whole time," he said.

The 10-year-old player said he always looked forward to the chance to bowl.

"Each game, on average, I'd get a wicket," Cornelius said.

He said a good bowler had control over the ball.

"To be able to bowl the ball at the right place in the pitch," Cornelius said.

"To have a good pace and to have a good spin."

The budding bowler admires the skills of Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn and Australian cricketer Steve Smith.

 

 

Charlotte, a Kingaroy Burnett Waters player, prefers to watch the Australian women's cricket team at work on the pitch.

The 11-year-old girl has been playing the sport for more than two years and said an important tactic to learn was attacking the ball.

"When you go out fielding, you go and chase the ball and not just stand there," she said.

Although she bowled during Saturday's game, Charlotte enjoys the chance to bat.

"I prefer batting because it means you can make runs and have fun out there," she said.

Charlotte loves playing with her team each week around the South Burnett.

"They encourage everyone to have a go," she said.

Kingaroy Burnett Waters made 191 runs while Kingaroy Mitre 10 made 79 during their match at Taabinga State School on Saturday, October 28.

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