Help bring a cricket legend to our region
AN AUSTRALIAN bowler, who remains one of only six players to dismiss all 11 opposition players in a Test match, may be making an appearance on our doorstep.
Former Australian cricketer Geoff Dymock is keen to host coaching clinics in Biloela and Moura, if enough interest is generated by the community.
With a focus on basic and traditional techniques, Dymock will also provide written instructions for participants to take away after the proposed clinic.
“I tell the boys and girls to make sure they have a basic understanding of what we do in the session and they don’t have to remember everything,” Dymock said.
“The backup is I send, in writing, everything that’s important for them to work on.
“And if they’re able to work on their own on these things then that’s what we want.”
Dymock hopes to lean on lessons he’s learned over the years and demonstrate to youngsters the technically sound way to play cricket that isn’t always used by modern players.
“The most important thing about bowling is using your front arm and people believe that isn’t important these days,” Dymock said.
“Even at the top level it’s the importance of using your feet when you are batting.
“That’s why I can’t believe batsmen are getting hit because they are batting in their crease.
“And the fact you’ve gotta stand there and smash everything is not on.”
The skills taught in this program were chosen by Dymock and also Doug Walters.
If they go ahead, the clinics will be held at Magavalia Oval, Biloela from 9am-noon and at Recreational Reserve, Master Street, Moura, 2pm-5pm, September 30.
To register your attendance email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0414 255 193.
Registrations are needed ASAP to complete arrangements for the day.