Eyebrows raised with 232-run avg
CRICKET: Impressive displays have earned big-hitting Darryn Dyer a call up into Scorchers’ first grade and he’s eager to make the most of the opportunity.
The 24-year-old is currently averaging a stellar 232 in the one-day format for second grade after smashing 180 not out in the season opener which was backed up by a solid knock of 52 the week later.
Those efforts earned him a place in the top tier for the Scorchers battle with Wynnum-Manly in the Queensland premier grade at Kerry Emery Oval today and he’s determined to make an impression.
“I’ve had a good start so I want to back that up into ones for the weekend,” Dyer said.
“Now it’s about trying to secure a spot there and trying to play the rest of my cricket (for the season) in first grade and keep pushing as hard as I possibly can.
“I’m fairly confident in my game at the moment and if I get in I’m in the right frame of mind to get the job done in whatever the game scenario is at the time so that’s what I’ll be playing towards and hopefully I can contribute to the team.”
Dyer is hopeful he can finally get some runs on the board in what will be his fourth outing in first grade following ducks in all his previous appearances.
“Just getting comfortable with the guys you’re playing with is big for me as an athlete and now that I am a lot more comfortable with the boys around me I don’t feel that pressure as much,” he said.
They’ll battle Wynnum-Manly from 9.30am today at Buderim.