Maher leads the charge

WHAT'S the secret to bowling well in a Twenty20 fixture?

Well, according to Fairfield West's Jeremy Maher it takes a little bit of skill, a little bit of luck and a whole lot of patience.

The 19-year-old should know.

He was the leading wicket taker in the Twenty20 competition. A competition the Fairfield Liverpool Lions won thanks in part to the left arm swing bowler's wicket-taking nous.

The former Westfields Sports high school student took 14 wickets — five clear of his nearest rival.

"I didn't actually realise I took the most wickets," Maher said when told of his achievements.

"Clarkey [Lions skipper Anthony Clark] told me just to run in and hit the deck and lucky for me I was able to snick a few guys out."

His good form across all forms of the games has led to Maher being selected to represent the NSW under-19s in Adelaide this week. It follows on from two previous outing in the sky blue for the NSW under-17s team.

"I'm really looking forward to playing. They are expecting pretty hot weather in Adelaide so it is going to be a tough challenge but I'm looking forward to it," he said.

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