Bruce Deem at a camp earlier this year.
Bruce Deem at a camp earlier this year. Chris Ison ROK180118ccricket4

Cricket season starts early for duo

CRICKET: Coach and talent development specialist Bruce Deem said BITS Cricket Club talents Brooke Sheridan and Ruby Strange have plenty to offer.

The all-rounders have been selected in the Central Academy squad and will partake in a nine month-long training program that focusses on all aspects of the game.

"What I will try to do is to improve their skill and improve their game awareness and game sense," Deem said.

Brooke Sheridan (13) and Ruby Strange (14) have been selected to play for the Queensland Girls U15 side for State Champs next January in Adelaide.
Brooke Sheridan (13) and Ruby Strange (14) have been selected to play for the Queensland Girls U15 side for State Champs next January in Adelaide. Matt Taylor GLA011117CRIC

"We want to make our players accountable."

The two-hour training sessions will be fortnightly and will commence at BITS Oval on Saturday, June 23.

"There will also be a four-day state training camp during the October school holidays," he said.

Deem said Ruby is improving each year and that her batting is her strength.

"Her bowling is coming along as well while Brooke is a better bowler and her batting is on the improve," the coach added.

Deem said the focus for Brooke and Ruby is to make the Queensland under-15 team and U18 teams respectively.

The coach said the future of women's cricket is bright with a more professional platform on the increase.