Bulls promote 20/20 vision

By AARON KELLY

QUEENSLAND Bulls paceman Ashley Noffke is a big fan of Twenty20 cricket, despite the bowlers coming off second best.

Noffke, 28, joined the Bulls squad in Rockhampton yesterday for the Suncorp XXXX Gold Bulls Country Challenge.

The Bulls' City and Country teams will play a 50-over match at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds today before taking part in Queensland's first Twenty20 showdown tomorrow.

The latest slam-bang version of cricket restricts teams to just 20 overs, with batting and fielding restrictions also in play.

Noffke has already tasted Twenty20 cricket playing for Durham and Middlesex in England and said Rockhampton fans could expect plenty of "activity'' this weekend.

"It's very exciting cricket, but not so great for the bowlers,'' Noffke said.

"You can walk away with figures of 4/20 or 0/50 from your four overs.''

Noffke, who joined Australia's last Ashes tour in 2001, said the Bulls had set their sights on breaking a "finals hoodoo'' when their ING Cup campaign starts against arch-rivals NSW at the Gabba on October 14.



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