Trent Statham can’t wait to be a part of the grand final action, but it is as a bowler that he hopes to do some damage.
Trent Statham can’t wait to be a part of the grand final action, but it is as a bowler that he hopes to do some damage. LEIGH JENSEN

Long wait is over

SITTING on the sidelines during last summer’s grand final due to injury has been a motivating force for Park Beach Bowling Club (PBBC) Colts quick Trent Statham.

“Watching last year and watching how close and intense it was it looked like a lot of fun and I really wanted to be out there,” Statham said.

“I missed out on the grand final last year.

“But this time I’m not missing out. I can’t wait.”

Statham had a slow start to the summer hardly bowling at all, but since Christmas the lefty has relished having the rock in his hand.

“I’ve taken lots of wickets lately, some three-fors and four-fors which has been good” he said.

“I only started again at the back end of the season but it’s going good at the moment, they’re coming out all right.

“Hopefully there’s a couple more wickets I can get this year.”

Statham believes this weekend’s grand final could go either way.

“I think it will be close,” he said. “I know we rolled them last time, but they’re the sort of side that can bounce back pretty quickly.

“They’ve got a few boys in their team where it doesn’t take much for them to get away.”



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