ABOVE: Plenty to smile about for Blake Davis (middle row, second from left) and his Marist Brothers Gold under-12 side after another round of Lismore junior cricket action. The competition at Roder Oval provides fun and valuable play for budding cricketers.
ABOVE: Plenty to smile about for Blake Davis (middle row, second from left) and his Marist Brothers Gold under-12 side after another round of Lismore junior cricket action. The competition at Roder Oval provides fun and valuable play for budding cricketers. Stuart Turner

Batting practice pays off

BLAKE Davis has shown that when he puts his mind to it, he can achieve great things.

The 10-year-old was among the stars of the latest Lismore District Junior Cricket Association action, making his best score of the year with the bat

Blake, who plays for Marist Brothers Gold in the under-12 competition, took up cricket seriously only at the start of this season.

He's already a useful contender with the ball but has been brushing up on his batting skills too.

"I think I'm pretty good at bowling and I wanted to get better at batting," Blake, who scored 20 runs in last Saturday's clash at Lismore's Davidson Oval, said.

"At the start of the season I was not making any runs.

"I've been practising a lot in my back yard and in the cricket nets.

"I hit some good shots today. It felt really good."

Blake, of Lismore St Carthage's Primary School, prefers to come in at first drop.

The keen sportsman has tried his hand at futsal, rugby league, swimming, soccer and rugby union before signing up for cricket. "I took up cricket as I wanted to try something different," he said.

"I've enjoyed playing with my friends and learning new skills. I think I'll come back again next season."

The round's other top performers included Tim Martin, who hit 25 for his Casino Grey side against Casino White.

Harry Baker took 2-9 for his Casino Green side against Lismore Workers.


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