Brothers? Batchelor does some very heavy hitting
BROTHERS A-grade cricket all-rounder Jason Batchelor returns to the batting crease this weekend, but he is unsure if he will unleash the same onslaught.
Batchelor hits the wicket at Jardine Park on Saturday in the final regular round innings of the Southern Star Sports Shield ? hoping to help his team to over 366 runs and secure the minor premiership.
If his batting form from the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds on Sunday night is any indication the CQU Tigers bowling attack should look out.
Batting at number three, Batchelor smashed 140 runs off just 57 balls in Brothers' demolition of Bluebirds in their Twenty20 semi-final.
Batchelor's 50 arrived off just 19 deliveries.
"I relish it, I love it,'' said Batchelor, of the Twenty20 format.
Bringing out his "heavy bat'' for this innings, Batchelor said he was flat out lifting the bat by the end of the innings.
He lost his wicket with three overs remaining.
"That's definitely the fastest hundred I've ever hit.''
Running between the wickets was rarely required with Batchelor smashing 16 sixes against a helpless Bluebirds attack.
Batchelor said he would see what the Jardine Park wicket is like this weekend.
The Twenty20 grand final is between Brothers and Frenchville at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds at 6.30pm on Sunday.