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Heat is a bash but Bulls is "whereitsat" for Gannon

Cameron Gannon bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba.
Cameron Gannon bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba. Matt Roberts

IN a team at full strength featuring Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Kemar Roach and Shane Watson, former Ipswich Grammar student Cameron Gannon knew he would have a tough time breaking into the Brisbane Heat.

The 23-year-old quick has played only one match for the Heat, in its opening round eight-wicket loss to the Hobart Hurricanes.

The Heat will face the competition-leading Melbourne Stars at the Gabba tonight without Gannon, with coach Darren Lehmann sticking with the same team which defeated the bottom feeding Sydney Thunder last round.

However, Heat captain James Hopes said the team could recall fellow young gun quick Alistair McDermott if he was fit.

The Heat is looking to stay in contention for a play-off spot with only two rounds remaining.

While failing to take a wicket and having 38 runs scored off him in his only Heat appearance, he was the most used bowler in the season opener, bowling four overs, with Watson, Ben Cutting and Nathan Hauritz the closest behind bowling three overs each.

Gannon is one of three former Ipswich Grammar students playing in the BBL joining fellow Heat player Watson and Adelaide Striker Nathan Reardon.

While Gannon has struggled to crack the star-studded bowling line up of the Heat, he remains a key player for the Queensland Bulls in the Sheffield Shield, claiming Australian captain Michael Clarke twice in a November game against NSW.

The long form of cricket remains Gannon's preferred format having claimed 18 wickets in his three first-class matches this season, including a six-for against Tasmania in November.

Despite not playing until the third round of the competition Gannon is the Bulls third highest wicket taker behind only Luke Feldman (25 wickets) and Ben Cutting (22 wickets), and the 10th highest in the entire Sheffield Shield.

The avid Twitter-user mentioned his love of the long form of the game in a tweet on December 22.

"The #BBL02 is exciting and all but I can't wait for state cricket!!! #shieldswhereitsat #waygondowhenwegettwo #qldbulls," he tweeted.

The Bulls remain on top of the Sheffield Shield ladder and third on the Ryobi Cup one-day ladder over the mid-season Big Bash League break, while the Heat sits two spots out of a finals position with only two rounds remaining.

 

CAMERON GANNON

  • Born: January 23, 1989
  • School: Ipswich Grammar
  • Sheffield Shield team: Queensland Bulls
  • BBL team: Brisbane Heat
  • Best innings figures: 6-53 against Tasmania in Hobart

Topics:  bbl, big bash league, brisbane heat, cameron gannon, cricket, ipswich grammar school, queensland bulls, ryobi cup, sheffield shield




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