THE hunt is on to find the Brett Lee of the bush.The Benalla and District Cricket Association will next month hold a "fastest arm'' competition, using a professional sports radar previously set up at the Australian Open tennis and Sheffield Shield cricket.
BDCA president Trevor Saker said the competition was certain to settle a few arguments between bowlers at local cricket clubs.
"We have signed cricket bats and cash prizes for the cricketers with the fastest arms,'' Saker said.
"There will be aged categories for the juniors and an open section for the serious bowlers.
"Towards the end of the day, we will get the top three open bowlers back for a shoot out, which should be great to watch.
"You don't have to be fair dinkum, though - kids can brings their dad along to see who's the quickest and even older blokes like me will be keen to see how fast we can put the leather down the pitch.''
The competition will be held at Gardens Oval in Benalla on Sunday, November 11, as part of the town's annual Day in the Gardens celebrations.
Entry is $5 for kids (for three balls) and $10 for seniors, with funds to be returned by the BDCA to cricket in the Benalla and district area.
For more details, phone Trevor Saker on 0421 632 590.