Matt Smith and Jamien Smith after each took four wickets at Slade Park in an Inglewood win.
Matt Smith and Jamien Smith after each took four wickets at Slade Park in an Inglewood win. Gerard Walsh

Thirteen-year-old leg spinner stars with the ball

CRICKET: A 13-year-old leg spinner was one of the stars of an easy Inglewood win against Sovereign Animals in Condamine Cup cricket at Slade Park yesterday.

Jamien Smith took 4-11 off six overs and another Smith, who is not related, Matt Smith took 4-12 off six overs.

Matt is a young leg spinner who plays for the under-16As at Downlands College in Toowoomba and now in the school holidays has become a key bowler for his side.

"He spun the ball 40cm,” wicketkeeper Adam Drennert said.

With the ball, he equalled his best at Downlands, 4-12, yesterday.

He is in his third year of leg spin and travelled to Warwick to play U15 club cricket last season. Matt can bowl a wrong-un, the ball which goes the other way for a leg spinner.

With the bowling of the Smiths, Sovereign Animals made 60 with Chris Baker top scoring with 13, including three fours.

Inglewood scored the winning runs for the loss of one wicket. Drennert hit an unbeaten 32 and Tim Sutton was not out 28. Cahal Davis took 1-20 for Sovereign.

All club cricket will be T20 games on Saturday with Warwick at home to Stanthorpe in two representative fixtures on Sunday.



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