Sport

Bulls' Noffke frustrated Feldman not considered for Aus side

Luke Feldman of the Bulls bowls during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Bulls at Manuka Oval on November 28, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.
Luke Feldman of the Bulls bowls during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Bulls at Manuka Oval on November 28, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. Mark Nolan / Getty Images

AUSTRALIA'S fast bowling casualty ward may be growing the day, but Queensland's best quicks continue to get ignored.

Statistics don't lie, and the Bulls' Luke Feldman, Ben Cutting and Cameron Gannon are as good as any other quick bowler in this country.

But still, they wait patiently for the national selectors to come calling.

Tasmanian Jackson Bird was called into replace the injured Ben Hilfenhaus in the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka, Bird's Sheffield Shield-leading 27 wickets given as the reason for the call-up.

But Feldman is right behind him with 25 of his own, and he certainly hasn't been the only shining light in the Bulls' pace armoury.

The defending Shield champions have also been well-served by Cutting (22 wickets) and Gannon (18).

Bulls bowling coach Ashley Noffke admitted he was frustrated his bowlers weren't getting the media exposure they deserved in order to help their chances of picking up baggy green caps.

"It is a bit frustrating. Over time, people have said it's easier for Queensland bowlers to pick up wickets at the Gabba than anywhere else," he said.

"But I've seen plenty of good bowlers come up here and not take wickets."

While Cutting has been a consistent performer for the Bulls in recent seasons, the rise of Feldman and Gannon has impressed Noffke.

"Cameron has taken those wickets in just three Shield games, which is extraordinary," he said.

"He's very tall, about 6'5". He got Michael Clarke out twice earlier this season for not many, before he hit those two double hundreds."

Feldman also dismissed Test opener David Warner twice in that game at Allan Border Field last month, with Noffke saying the former Charters Towers policeman was not scared of any opponent he faced.

Noffke said his star bowlers did not worry about the lack of press they were getting, saying they were simply focussing on learning to be more patient in order to continue building pressure on opposition batsmen.

Topics:  ashley noffke australia cricket queensland bulls



Ipswich CBD bank to close for good

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

Not enough physical customers to keep doors open

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Local Partners

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

The latest on the live music scene across the city.

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Bush balladeer brings bruised blues to Brissie

BRIGHT FUTURE: Jordan Merrick has just released his EP, In Colour.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick on his debut EP, In Colour

Ipswich lad 'Robbo' brings Studio 10 home to Nanna

REUNION: Studio 10 roving reporter David 'Robbo' Robinson broadcast the Channel 10 shows live from Ipswich with his grandmother Jan Wells.

And Eastern Heights fan plays host in the TV thrill of her life

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!