Peacock spinning web of raw magic for Tigers
THE CQU Tigers are preparing to unleash spin whiz kid Justin Peacock against defending champions Brothers this weekend.
Peacock, 16, will play only his second top-grade game in today's round five Southern Star Sports Shield clash at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.
The young leg-spinner is coming off a match-winning debut for the Tigers, claiming 5/29 (11.2 overs) in last weekend's 91-run win over Bluebirds.
Tigers coach James Parr said Peacock had all the tricks in his bag, but faces a much tougher test up against a quality Brothers batting line-up this weekend.
"Good leggies are very hard to come by and usually at that age they get belted out of the attack, but Justin has the confidence to back himself and bowl these deliveries,'' Parr said.
The competition lead is up for grabs in today's top-of-thetable showdown.
Brothers bounced back to winning form last weekend with a nail-biting one-run victory against Cap Coast.
In other games, Gracemere are chasing three wins on the trot when they take on Bluebirds at Kalka Shades and the Coast host Frenchville at the Yeppoon Showgrounds.
Meanwhile, the popular Twenty20 competition continues tomorrow afternoon.
Bluebirds meet Cap Coast in the first game at 4pm and the Tigers play Gracemere at 6.30pm.