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Bazley set to don green and gold again this summer

Scorchers bowler James Bazley in the cricket match between Scorchers and Valley DCC at Buderim.
Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Scorchers bowler James Bazley in the cricket match between Scorchers and Valley DCC at Buderim. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

CRICKET: Sunshine Coast all-rounder James Bazley is set for another crack at the Matador Cup again this summer after being selected in the Cricket Australia XI for the country's premier one-day competition.

The 21-year-old, who was yesterday named in the Scorchers side to play against Valleys in the Queensland Premier Grade one-day competition on Sunday, will be guided by Victorian legend Brad Hodge and Troy Cooley in the 14-man squad.

Bazley was included in the Queensland squad for a series of practice matches on the Sunshine Coast earlier this month, and will line-up against his state side on Saturday, October 1, at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

Bazley burst onto the first-class scene last year for a Cricket Australia XI in a practice match against the West Indies.

There, he broke the opening partnership of Rajendra Chandrika and Kraigg Brathwaite, before hitting a patient half-century against the likes of Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite and Kemar Roach.

ALEX NOLAN

Topics:  australian cricket team, cricket, cricket news, matador cup news


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