Taking on Qld?s best
TWO of the finest bowlers the North Coast has produced ? Neil Burgess (Lennox Head) and Mick Anderson (Byron Bay) ? are playing this year in the Queensland Premier League.
And they are making people in that State sit up and take notice.
Burgess, NSW singles champion and NSW Bowler of the Year in 1996 and a fixture in the NSW representative side over a five-year stretch, is skipping a Paradise Point (Gold Coast) team with the two other skips being former Grafton star juniors Shane Globits and his younger brother Jay.
Burgess has won three of his four Premier League matches, going down only to world-rated Kelvin Kerkow (South Tweed), but winning 40-10 against a Capalaba team.
Anderson, whose name is legend in the Tweed-Byron district (his title list is as long as your arm, including a NSW Champion of Champions pairs with his father John), is making a mark as a skip with Gold Coast Lawn, a side new to the Premier League this year and still building.
Gold Coast Lawn is having a lean season but Anderson has won two of his three games, losing only by one shot to Queensland rep Mark Casey.
Playing in the Queensland competition does not prevent Burgess and Anderson from playing in their own club championships or pennants.
Both say they will honour their club and district commitments and will not be available for play in Queensland if dates clash.
Burgess is not entered in the NRDBA fours or triples but will play in the singles and pairs.
Anderson has already made it into the quarter-finals of this year's TBDBA fours.