Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Boyd Set to Serve Palmie

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Boyd Set to Serve Palmie

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THERE'S good news and bad news for Palm Beach Currumbin this week as the team prepares to do battle with Surfers Paradise on day one of their Gold Coast Cricket round two first-grade clash at Sir Bruce Small Oval this afternoon.

The bad news is that slippery fast bowler Jack Boote has been forced to miss the match because of a nagging elbow injury. The good news is that returning to Palmie ranks is one of the best quicks in the competition, Matthew Boyd.

Boyd, a top all-round sportsman, decided to have a short break overseas before donning the flannels after an arduous winter playing for Palm Beach-Currumbin in the Queensland AFL Premier League.

The medium-pacer, man-of-the-match when Palmie won last season's grand final, has been going great guns in the nets and his captain, Ryan Armstrong, reports he is ajumping out of his skina to get the ball in his hands.

aIt is great to have Matthew back and he'll open the bowling with Jason Simmons who did a terrific job last week in getting two (2-22) wickets bowling with good line and length and doing a bit in the air,a he said. …

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