Valley's Lester to line up for Kings Hill - 27/03/15

Brad Lester 2KINGS HILL have signed Queensland grade seamer Brad Lester for their 2015 Kent Regional League campaign.

Lester (22) has played 48 grade matches for Northern Suburbs and more recently Valley District, a club that boasts former Australian batsman Usman Khawaja and a raft of Queensland Bulls State players.

The right-arm quick plays predominantly in the second team in the Alan Pettigrew Shield, where he took 28 wickets at 15.21 including best bowling figures of 6-45 last season and 18 wickets at 21.89 this summer.

A former Brisbane North Junior representative, Lester was a stand-out at age-group level. In 2010, he played first grade cricket at school for Marist College Ashgrove, taking 21 wickets in 6 matches including a 6 and two 5-wicket hauls. His College won the Associated Independent (AIC) competition and courtesy of his personal exploits, he was rewarded the Matthew Hayden “Cricketer of the Year” award.

Unfortunately an illness prevented Lester from playing the next two seasons, but he returned to grade cricket in 2012 and has since excelled in the second and third grade competitions in Brisbane.

Whilst he is a strong seamer, he is a handy lower-order batsman with a solid technique capable of batting higher in the order when required.

Last year, Lester graduated from University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and will continue to study in 2016 with a bachelor of Podiatry. He has spent 60 hours of practice for his degree in sport science at Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence working with elite international and State level cricketers, providing him with fundamental understandings of training intensities and techniques for high profile cricketers.

Lester is set to play his maiden season abroad in 2015 and is hoping to push Kings Hill towards honours in the Championship East division of the Kent Regional Cricket League.


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