Lee tees off for great cause
THERE could be history in the making at BITS Oval on Sunday afternoon.
As a part of the Sims Metal Industries of Gladstone 20/20 Cricket Challenge held on Saturday and Sunday, former Queensland first-class all-rounder Lee Carseldine will attempt to hit 10 sixes within a minute on Sunday from 2.30pm.
The Remax Energy 60 runs in 60 seconds challenge will raise funds toward the Cancer Council of Queensland where each ball bowled will get auctioned off and the top 10 bids will receive a signed ball from the Bulls Masters.
Carseldine says to hit 10 sixes could be a tall order.
"The fact that I haven't pick up a bat for over a year suggests that I'm not confident in getting the allocated 60 runs, but we'll wipe that zero off and go for six to start with,” Carseldine said with a laugh.
"I'll be swinging hard that's for sure.”
BITS Cricket Club spokesperson Nev Judd says it is hoped a target figure will be exceeded with approximately $30k raised over the past seven years
"Hopefully the target of $4000 can be exceeded this year and the 60 runs in 60 seconds is a fun way to encourage people to donate to great cause in the Cancer Council of Queensland,” Judd said.
The Challenge involves two fellow Bulls Masters players bowling five balls each in a one-minute time-frame with Carseldine attempting to smash balls out of BITS Oval.