Dunn stars with ball skills

LEGANA cricketer Michael Dunn has been one of the TCL's most consistent performers with bat and ball this season.

The 29-year-old bowling all-rounder has taken 13 wickets at 15.5 and averages 45 with bat for the Durhams.

Dunn played 10 years of cricket for Bishopsbourne in the TCL before that club folded and he made the move to Legana three years ago.

"I knew Matty Wells pretty well so I ended up going to Legana," Dunn said.

"I consider myself as a medium-pace bowler who occasionally gets lucky with the bat at No.8 or No.9."

Dunn has been opening the bowling for the Durhams with Wells this season and credited his bowling partner with helping him get some of the wickets he has taken.

"My form hasn't been too bad and it's been good sharing the new ball with Matty periodically, it helps out a lot.

"He normally gets four or five wickets most weeks and it's nice to have him at the other end to bowl in partnership with.

"I've been going all right with the bat too, but didn't get much of a hit in the Twenty20's, but surprisingly it's been going well, which is pretty rare for me.

"I just rode my luck and managed to get away with a few and made a couple of good innings including 40 the day we played Trevallyn, but unfortunately we didn't get over the line."

Dunn said the Durhams had been playing well before Christmas with a big game coming up tomorrow against Longford, which included some of his former Bishopsbourne teammates.

"I'm still chasing that elusive 50 with the bat, but I hope it's not this weekend because that will mean we're in a hole if I'm in."

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