Teenager feels lucky to bowl 'em over

MOWBRAY'S James Storay credits former state player and Eagles assistant coach Roger Brown with his career-best, six-wicket haul in last week's NTCA game against South Launceston.

The 17-year-old left-arm medium-pacer worked with Brown to improve his action during the preseason, and said their efforts were paying dividends.

The former Lilydale District High School student claimed the excellent figures of 6-12 from 7.1 overs, including three wickets in one over, bowling into a strong wind against the Knights in a match-winning performance.

``It's coming along OK at the moment and I've been working hard on my run-up and action, and that's a big factor in how I've been performing of late,'' he said.

``I was delighted to have some reward last week for the work I've put in over the preseason.

``I've just been trying to bowl in partnerships with whoever is at the other end, and if you can do that, one of you is going to have luck _ fortunately, it was me last week.''

Storay started playing junior cricket with Mowbray as a 12-year-old St Finn Barr's pupil and has graduated through the ranks to his first full season of A grade.

``I'm just trying to bowl wherever Clinton (Reid) wants me to bowl and work together with the rest of the bowlers to that plan,'' he said.

``Through the preseason, we had Northern squads and it was good to work closely with Roger and my peers on getting consistency in my action and to execute plans, which is what I've done in recent weeks.''

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