Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Heat Sees Benefit of Bazley

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Heat Sees Benefit of Bazley

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Byline: ANTHONY BRAND

GAME DAY

SCORCHERS

v GOLD COAST

Today, John Blanck Oval, Buderim, 10am

CRICKET: James Bazley says he will be a human sponge, soaking up every drop of experience from world-class cricketers James Hopes, Andrew Flintoff and Dan Vettori, after signing with the Brisbane Heat.

The Sunshine Coast cricketer has capped a sterling 2014 with a Heat (T20) contract as a development rookie, after signing with the Bulls and representing Australia at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year.

The 19-year-old says he cannot wait to get into training with his teammates and take the next step in his burgeoning career.

"Hopesy is probably already sick of me after being around the Bulls," Bazley said.

"Freddy (Flintoff) coming over will be unbelievable just to learn off, and I will be a sponge around those guys."

Bazley is a rare beast, supremely talented with the ball and the bat.

He believed being well versed in both disciplines had likely helped him land a spot with the Heat. …

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