As he rededicates his life to the Queensland Police Service, retiring Bulls paceman Luke Feldman has no doubt he leaves his state's bowling stocks in strong hands.
Queensland's Shield season came to an end in Perth on Friday with a 136-run loss to Western Australia, spelling the end of the Townsville policeman's career.
The 34-year-old Feldman has continued his work in blue in the Far North during his 63-game first-class career and juggled his two lives with aplomb.
He retires with 232 first-class wickets, including a best of 6-32, and eight five-wicket hauls. He's claimed 30 wickets this Shield season.
"The bowling group will be led by Michael Neser and we have a battery of fast bowlers. Billy Stanlake is still a novice in red ball cricket so he'll keep getting better," Feldman said.
"We've got Brendan Doggett who is out injured but is a fantastic bowler, Mark Steketee has taken 40 wickets this year at an average of stuff-all and then there's a good group behind them."
Feldman knows he got the most out of his cricket career while juggling two professions and is now looking forward to focusing on being a policeman.
"I pretty much knew at the start of the year this would be my last season so I just wanted to perform and do well for my state," Feldman said.
"The Queensland Police Service has been fantastic to me. I've been working the whole time and I (will be) a police officer 14 years in May now. They've allowed me to take the time off work and play and live my dream."
Australian Associated Press