Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Bragging Rights of Our Tailenders

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Bragging Rights of Our Tailenders

Article excerpt

THOSE dog lovers out there will say there is nothing better than seeing their favourite pooch with his tail wagging.

It's just like cricket lovers with the Queensland Bulls.

Our tail has wagged all season and given plenty of joy to those following the team.

I wrote last week about the special effort of Chris Swan and Luke Feldman in their record last-wicket partnership to win the game against Victoria, and Luke was at it again this week.

This time he teamed with Nathan Rimmington for a record last-wicket stand against South Australia of 67 runs which played a large part in us securing first innings points.

If you go back to our Ford Ranger Cup final win over Victoria last season, you will see that Swanny (30 not out) and Chris Hartley (49 not out) put on 54 runs for the ninth wicket.

It made all the difference in our 12-run victory.

One of the reasons Australia was so successful from 1994 to 2006 was the fact that the opposition tail rarely wagged against us because Shane Warne so often ran through the lower order cheaply. …

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