Emerald Magpies’ batsman Tim Spiechowicz is bowled out by out-going Brothers’ bowler Jason King at Rundle Park on Saturday.
Emerald Magpies’ batsman Tim Spiechowicz is bowled out by out-going Brothers’ bowler Jason King at Rundle Park on Saturday.

King leaves something to remember him by

EMERALD Brothers' bowler Jason King knows how to go out with a bang.

The South African speedster had his Emerald Magpies opposition floundering at the weekend, taking 6/18 in his last game for the club.

The Magpies' first innings collapsed to be all out on 95 runs by the 19th over, making for easy pickings for the Brothers' top order to attain for the loss of just two wickets.

After two seasons playing in the Central Highlands competition, King is pulling up stumps and relocating to Brisbane for work purposes.

"It's a bit of both really, work and cricket," King offered.

"It was nice to finish on a good note."

He said favourable weather conditions certainly didn't hinder his cause either.

"There was a fair bit of humidity out there, the ball was swinging a lot more,' he said.

It will be familiar territory for King when he returns to the south-east, lining up for former club Pine Rivers in the Warehouse A-Grade competition in Brisbane.

But it won't be without a touch of heartache for his Emerald Brothers who are yet to taste defeat this season and are currently topping the CH leaderboard by a healthy margin.

"You can see it, the whole team is starting to come together as the weeks go on," King said.

The early signs were all positive for Magpies at the weekend, as Nev Suell blasted his way to 43 in good partnership with fellow opener Alan Deebank.

However, once King's bowling took hold it was a slippery slope for the remainder of the Magpies' batting order, who for the majority struggled to make double digits.

Brothers' Chris O'Shea bowled conservatively for his 2/6 from three overs, while Jacob Jackson was unlucky not to snare a wicket from his five-over spell finishing with 0/26.

Representative fixtures resume on Sunday for Central Highlands cricketers, with an opens' and possible under-21 side taking on Biloela at home.


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