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Warwick player gets advice from former Australian coach

CLUB GAME: James Breen follows through after bowling for Wheatvale at Slade Park.
CLUB GAME: James Breen follows through after bowling for Wheatvale at Slade Park. Gerard Walsh

CRICKET: James Breen could be the most improved cricketer in Warwick this season when he lines up for Wheatvale in the club competition.

Breen was selected by the Warwick Cricket Association as a Wanderers tourist this year and has already been away with the team on a pre-season tour to north Queensland.

He was part of a touring team that was led by former Warwick and Queensland Country wicket keeper Brad Murphy and included former Australian coach John Buchanan and retired Queensland players Chris Simpson and Geoff Foley.

Games were played at Yeppoon, Mirani, Bowen, Home Hill, Charters Towers, Blackwater and Taroom.

Breen rates two wickets at Yeppoon and Home Hill and a score of 25 batting at number 10 at Bowen as his best performances on tour.

"John Buchanan told me to be a bit more relaxed with my bowling,” Breen said.

"I learnt a lot more skills and not to try to hit every ball for six when batting. I just have to be a bit more relaxed with the bat, get behind the good balls and hit the bad ones.”

After his trip away with the Wanderers, he is already eyeing off a move up the Wheatvale batting order to number five.

The Warwick club season starts on October 7-8.

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