Sport

Local cricketers inspired by visit of Australian Test legend

STEADY EYE: Flora Cassidy keeps a close watch on a delivery during the Cricketing Greats Coaching Clinic in Emerald on Tuesday.
STEADY EYE: Flora Cassidy keeps a close watch on a delivery during the Cricketing Greats Coaching Clinic in Emerald on Tuesday. Sam Woods Emecric

THEY might be generations apart but if anyone could teach these kids how to take more wickets in a match, it would this man: former Australian Test cricketer Geoff Dymock.

The veteran paceman holds the enviable record as one of just a handful of bowlers to dismiss all 11 batsmen in a Test match. He stopped by the Central Highlands for a skills and drills coaching clinic on Tuesday.

Dymock said what many modern-day pundits didn't realise about that record-equalling 1979 Test match in India (where he finished with phenomenal figures of 12/166) was that one innings prior, he copped an absolute hammering - smashed for 1/87.

It wasn't until the end of the day's play and a few words of comfort from then-wicketkeeper Kevin Wright, that Dymock's fortune changed for the better.

Former Australian Test cricketer Geoff Dymock (right).
Former Australian Test cricketer Geoff Dymock (right). Chrissy Harris

"He came up to me and said, and I still remember it now because it was very touching, 'Geoff, that was the gutsiest performance I have ever seen on a cricket field'," Dymock said.

These days, Dymock spends his time visiting schools and cricket clubs around the country. From his first-hand experience as a 17-year-old cricketer in country Queensland, he knows hearing from a pro can have a profound impact. "A fast bowler, Len Pascoe, turned up at my school and gave us a few points," he said.

"I went home, practised, and not long after was making representative sides."


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

McAleese closes Biloela depot, shuttle run

McAleese Biloela manager Mick Watson outside the soon to be closed Biloela depot.

Embattled transport company closes regional offices.

Biloela man pleads guilty after Kariboe St lie-down

The man pleaded guilty to charges of committing a public nuisance and obstructing a police officer.

Man pleads guilty to public nuisance, obstructing a police officer.

$1200 fine for Thangool man caught with marijuana plants

A generic photo of marijuana plants.

A Biloela woman also pleaded guilty to possession of an ice pipe.

Local Partners

Callide Dam gates pass safety test

SunWater says "everything went to plan" and the release was around 30 megalitres as expected.

Aviators ready for Thangool Fly-In

The Thangool Fly-In will feature displays and flights across the long weekend.

Three-day event expected to attract up to 80 planes.

McAleese closes Biloela depot, shuttle run

McAleese Biloela manager Mick Watson outside the soon to be closed Biloela depot.

Embattled transport company closes regional offices.

Biloela man pleads guilty after Kariboe St lie-down

The man pleaded guilty to charges of committing a public nuisance and obstructing a police officer.

Man pleads guilty to public nuisance, obstructing a police officer.

$1200 fine for Thangool man caught with marijuana plants

A generic photo of marijuana plants.

A Biloela woman also pleaded guilty to possession of an ice pipe.

SunWater to test Callide Dam gates

Callide Dam, May 2015 Photo Emma Clarke / Central Telegraph

Callide Dam will release 30 megalitres of water on Wednesday.

Cattle judging draws crowds at Moura Coal & Country Festival

Grand Champion Bull, Kenrol Jesseppi 2736 (left), exhibited by Kenrol Brahman Stud.

Kenrol Brahman Stud won Most Successful Exhibitor.

Magpie swooping season underway

Adam Burling is getting used to being swooped on his morning ride.

September is the breeding birds' peak swooping month.

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.