Bulls eye improvement in tonight's T20
HERVEY Bay's Nathan Hauritz admits you might not see the best out of him tonight.
But the former Australian player will have fun seeing how close he can get.
The 17-test veteran will be part of the Bulls Masters that will take on Bundaberg in a T20 match at Salter Oval.
Hauritz retired from cricket in 2016 and said he's hardly been involved in the game since.
"I still do a bit of coaching, but I work in the stock market now for a company,” he said.
"That keeps me busy and it is something I never thought after cricket I would be doing.”
"Bowling is non-existent.”
The first time Hauritz really played the game again was recently for the Masters in a contest in the lead-up to the Bundaberg match.
It didn't go well.
"Last game we weren't competitive, we batted first, made 110 and they got it in 10 overs,” he said.
"The body is still recovering and I picked up the bat for the first time in two years.
"I think we are going to have to be better than how we played.”
Hauritz said the team would do better but have light hearted moments at the same time.
"This year we need to make sure, as a unified group, to play better,” he said.
"There are still good cricketers floating around in this side, but we will be taking it easy.
"We try to enjoy ourselves.”
Hauritz, who has family still based in Hervey Bay, said it was good to play at a venue where it all began over two decades ago for the former Wide Bay representative player.
"It's great, always nice coming back,” he said.
"I probably try to come back and see mum and dad every two months.
"During the season if I float about I try to get to Hervey Bay cricket to see how it is going.”
He will be in action at 7pm.