Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

WINDIES WARRIOR; Ex-QLD, Test Batsman in Rum City

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

WINDIES WARRIOR; Ex-QLD, Test Batsman in Rum City

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Byline: Shane Jones shane.jones@news-mail.com.au

LEAGUE START

What's on - T20 Premier League between Betta Heat and Parklands Pies

Where - Salter Oval

When - 6.30pm

Cost - Free with canteen running on the night

Other info - Former West Indies and Queensland player Brendan Nash will run a clinic at 5pm as well for juniors.

CRICKET: Former Queensland and West Indies cricketer Brendan Nash holds fond memories of being in the Rum City.

Even though he needed a reminder about his feats.

Nash will be in Bundaberg tonight as the special guest as the Aussie Home Loans T20 Premier League begins at Salter Oval.

The Parklands Pies will take on the Betta Heat with Nash providing insights in commentary, interacting with the crowd and also running a clinic for juniors.

"I believe it was Shaun Rose's idea from the Bundaberg Cricket Association to see if we could do something to promote the game," Nash said.

"Hats off to all of them for providing something that will hopefully be of interest to the public.

"Anything to help promote cricket, I'm happy to be there."

Nash comes to the region after a distinguished career in the game.

He played for Queensland from 2000 to 2007 and was a part of the team's hattrick of titles in the Sheffield Shield from 2000 to 2002 in one of the most successful eras for the Bulls.

Nash, after being dropped before the 2008 season, then moved to the Caribbean and after impressing for Jamaica played 21 tests for the West Indies.

He qualified for the nation through his father.

"I had two careers, three actually if you include country cricket at the end," Nash said.

"Queensland gave me the confidence with the strong culture and contract, it really showed me what it is like to be a professional.

"Those seven to eight years helped to get to where I got to with the West Indies. …

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