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Monday 21 November 2011 | Published in Regional


Local cricketers Toara Teinaki and Hori Miller are back on the rock more cricket wise after taking part in the recent ICC Elite Training Camp in Brisbane.

The pair are keen to share with club players their development and the new skills and techniques they learned while on the six-day training camp with some of Australias finest former and current players and world class coaches.

Teinaki and Miller were joined at the camp by players from Indonesia, Vanuatu, Japan and Samoa.

The two local cricketers enjoyed the relaxed approach in which they were coached during the specialised training sessions.

Maintaining a high level of discipline and having fun at the same time was another aspect of the training session the pair enjoyed. But its the outstanding facilities they trained and played on, the same facilities used by Australias top cricketers, that the pair say was the highlight of their trip.

Miller believes that improvements to local playing pitches and cricket facilities to match that at the Centre of Excellence in Australia where they trained will go a long way to lifting the standard of competition in the Cook Islands.

The duo also played two intense and full-on games while in Australia.

Miller says that because of the high standard playing ground not a bad ball was bowled and the carpet like grounds allowed players to confidently attack the ball without hesitation.

There wasnt a bad ball bowled, says Miller.

Both players are looking forward to sharing their new found cricketing knowledge with their club and helping lift the standard of cricket across the country.