BATTING BUNNY: Andrew Politch will play for the Redbacks in the carnival.
BATTING BUNNY: Andrew Politch will play for the Redbacks in the carnival. Gerard Walsh

Redbacks bowler happy as bunny in run up to carnival

BATTING BUNNIES SERIES

CRICKET: Andrew Politch doesn't put his batting scores in a little black book but reckons he has half a dozen ducks and the same number of ones and twos in the annual Australia Day Cricket Carnival.

With Australia Day on a Thursday and no long weekend, the carnival will be on January 21-22.

He has played for the Redbacks for the past six or seven years and has a highest score of 24.

Politch admits he often has more wickets than runs, a bit like Glenn McGrath at the start of his Test career.

Looking at the scoresheets for the Redbacks' win against Allora on Sunday, Politch was down as No.11 batsman but wasn't required as his team won by nine wickets. He was second change with the ball and finished with 0-13 off four overs.

Best thing about carnival: Catch up with a few mates, have a few drinks.

Best moment: My hat-trick as a bowler.

Best shot: My cut shot for four.

Favourite Bunny: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon. (He started by saying Mitchell Starc but a bowler with a batting average of 24 is no bunny).

Silliest move: Opening the batting after a big night out. I scored nine from nine balls.

Ambition: Score more runs than my brother Kerin.

This column will continue in each Daily News edition and online until the start of the carnival.

Nominate a bunny from your team for a story.

Email gerardw@warwickdaily news.com.au with a photo (if available) and a contact number for a team bunny..



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