Blues State of Origin coach Laurie Daley has revealed his dashing cricket career to fellow Blues coach Trent Johnston.
Johnston took the NSW Blues cricket squad to watch Daley and his men during their final training session ahead of Wednesday night’s Origin clash at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.
Before presenting Daley with a shirt signed by the state squad, Johnston probed Daley about his glory days as a young bush cricketer from Junee.
“I considered myself an all-rounder,” Daley said with a smile.
“I was a medium pace bowler, no hattricks but I scored a couple of hundreds, I was quite happy with that.
“I used to love going the tonk, I was a big hitter but anything above medium pace I didn’t like.
“But medium pace, off-spin, leg-spin I used to love. I’d come out of the crease and just tried to whack it. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.”
Johnston offered Daley the opportunity to revive his big shots with a net session alongside the Blues cricketers.
“Mate, I’d love to come down and I’m sure the rest of the boys would love to come down too. I think we all fancy ourselves as cricketers but when the fast bowlers come on, I don’t think anyone likes facing them.”