Photo Essay: Michael Nesser

By Peter Argent

There was just a hint that this lad could have some real talent.

In a team that got smashed at Adelaide Oval in a one-day mid week fixture against a modest Redbacks bowling attack, 21-year-old Michael Nesser gave an inkling that he may just be a little special.

He collected his first domestic one-day half century, an aggressive 56 from 70 deliveries, and while he gave a couple of half chances, his ability to take it up to the bowlers is what caught the eye.

His cross bat shots, especially a pull shot of South Australia’s most successful trundler for the day, Jake Haberfield, that went for six had that touch of class about it. The splattering of patrons at Adelaide may have got a glimpse of any exciting prospect.

Queensland with former South Aussie legend Darren Lehmann in charge could only scramble 194, being bundled out half way through the 50th over.

The Redbacks got runs and a bonus point form the fourth ball of the 38th over, predominately on the back of skipper Michael “Max” Klinger’s century.

– But my thoughts as I left the ground were “watch out for that Nesser kid!”


Michael Nesser ducks under a bouncer

Michael Nesser hits out

And again

And again

One more for luck

Michael Nesser dismissed

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