EYE ON THE BALL: Lance Baker continuing his run of good form.
EYE ON THE BALL: Lance Baker continuing his run of good form. Adam McCleery

Young blood standing tall

REBELS bowler Braeden Darlington wreaked havoc on the Bulls batting line-up in Gayndah at the weekend.

Darlington posted his best bowling figures when he tore through the Bulls' top order in quick fashion, taking seven wickets for 30 runs off seven overs.

"My previous best figures were actually from my last game, where I took four wickets,” Darlington said.

"Didn't quite get that five-wicket haul but I guess that helped with my confidence on this week.”

The Rebels are known for using a right-handed and left-handed combination as their opening bowlers and Darlington takes full advantage of being the left hander.

"Putting the ball in the right place at the right time really helped, I got some swing coming into the right handers which tend to be hard balls to play,” Darlington said.

"If you make the ball swing back into the right handers then it can give them quite a bit of trouble.”

While Darlington stood tall with seven wickets, the Bulls introduced 13-year-old player Lyndon Kenny into the team.

"It feels pretty good to be playing for them,” Kenny said.

Lyndon Kenny found confidence at the crease.
Lyndon Kenny found confidence at the crease. Adam McCleery

"I was a bit nervous at the start because of facing the older players. Getting a couple of blocks in helped me feel better.”

After making the jump to the senior ranks, Kenny looks forward to the challenge.

"Things like moving my legs at the crease and also staying inside my crease I've remembered to do,” Kenny said.

Kenny is playing alongside his father Owen and said he enjoyed being able to bond over the weekend games.

"We don't practise together much outside of this, but it's good coming out here and being able to have some fun,” Kenny said.

"It felt pretty good getting to bat and make some runs.”


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