Liam's super week with bat

GOULBURN Murray opener Liam Gwynne's attitude to his batting is simple - don't give the bowlers a chance to dominate.

It's an approach that has helped the 22-year-old to more than 400 runs at this week's Bendigo Country Week carnival.

The batting exploits of Gwynne have been one of the highlights of the week after he smashed 185 against Ferntree Gully on Monday and 171 against Northern Districts on Wednesday in division one.

In his other two innings, the left-hander made scores of 29 against Castlemaine and Murray Valley.

In total heading into Friday's grand final against Ferntree Gully at the QEO, Gwynne's stats for the week read: 414 runs off 377 balls with 49 boundaries and 12 sixes.

"I didn't expect to have scores like I have this week, but I've just gone out there, tried to hit it and it seems to have come off nicely for me, so I can't complain... I've had much worse weeks," Gwynne said on Thursday.

"I tend to keep it fairly simple; if it's there to hit then I try to whack it.

"I'm not afraid to go over the top and hit the ball in the air if it's there.

"I like to dominate the bowling rather than let them dominate me."

Gwynne - from England - plays his club cricket with Bamawm-Lockington United, where he has also scored two centuries this season, including one last Saturday against Northern United.

"I finished university back home and all my mates went off to get jobs, but I didn't want to get one," Gwynne said.

"We had an overseas player at our club, so I thought why not go down that route and try to get some decent weather in Australia for six months.

"I didn't know much about Bamawm before I came over here, but I love it... it's great weather here and I've met some great people." 

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