Under-19 players Aran Noema-Barnett and Luke Williamson had the privilege of becoming the first players to use the new spin bowling machine at the New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre in Lincoln.
The‘Merlyn’ as it is called, was recently purchased by NZC and gives players the opportunity to face all types of spin bowling all year round.
It has the ability to replicate side spin, top spin, back spin, speed and flight. A number of international players have vouched for the Merlyn and believe it has substantially improved their play of spin bowling.
The Merlyn will be used by players of all levels at NZC and will be based in Lincoln.