Nathan Reardon will be hoping 2013/14 is the year he shines in the Sheffield Shield. The 28 year old has excelled in both the Ryobi Cup and the KFC T20 Big Bash League, but is yet to fire in the four day format.
After making his 50 over debut in 2005, Reardon had to wait until 2011/12 to really make an impact for the Bulls.
The left-handed pocket rocket was Queensland’s most influential player that year, hitting 403 runs at 57.57.
Reardon hit four impressive half-centuries that year, but it was his 116 against the Warriors that garnered the most praise.
Despite hitting a big hundred in a first-class match against the West Indies, Reardon’s maiden domestic ton stands out as his greatest achievement in cricket.
His big hitting has always been his strongest asset, and was highlighted by his tournament topping 12 sixes for Queensland in the 2008/09 Big Bash.
To prove it wasn’t a fluke, he cleared the fence a further ten times last year for his new franchise, the Adelaide Strikers.
Reardon’s form last season was fairly solid, with the left-hander scoring back to back half-centuries in the Ryobi Cup to help guide his side to the final.
He had a fairly quiet Shield campaign, but did star against the Tigers in the final pool match with scores of 39 and 46, as well as three wickets.
Reardon was rewarded with a spot in the side for the final against Tasmania, and top scored with 51 in the fourth innings as the match ground out to finish in a draw.