Promising cricketers Kye Leggett and Joel Saunders head to Townsville to take part in the Queensland Emerging Players training camp.
Promising cricketers Kye Leggett and Joel Saunders head to Townsville to take part in the Queensland Emerging Players training camp. Max Fleet

Bundy teens keen to cop tips

TWO emerging Bundaberg cricketers have been selected to attend a special Cricket Queensland development camp featuring a master class from the game's former greats.

Kye Leggett and Joel Saunders are two of 30 cricketers in the state to be selected in an emerging players' squad to attend the regional development camp.

The pair will go to Townsville next week for a week-long intensive training camp featuring tutorials with the state's best junior coaches and a master class from the Queensland Bulls masters.

Cricket Queensland regional cricket manager for Wide Bay Graham Power said the pair had impressed selectors during their representative commitments because of their attitude, as well as their ability.

"They have both represented their region and played for Wide Bay primary school sides in the past," he said.

"The guys have a good skill-set for young cricketers and the potential to grow."

Power said the intensive cricket clinic would be an invaluable experience for the pair and help to take their games to the next level.

"It won't be only focussing on one area, it's going to be very comprehensive," he said.

"It's going to address a wide range of cricket skills."

Leggett, 13, who plays club cricket for YMCA, has been selected in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay under-13s representative sides and is an all-rounder with good leg-spin and medium pace skills.

Saunders, 14, who plays club cricket for Brothers, has been selected in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay under-14s representative sides and is a promising wicket-keeper and batsman.

A highlight for Leggett and Saunders will be the coaching class with Queensland Bulls Masters players such as Alan Border and Andy Bichel.



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