Shane Sippel in action for Murgon against Cherbourg on Saturday

November 2, 2018

Kumbia are sitting on top of the ladder with 14 points after four rounds of the South Burnett B Grade cricket competition.

Murgon District are just two points behind, followed by Blackbutt on 11.

In the Gympie A Grade competition, Murgon are in the top slot with 10 points, three clear of Gympie Harlequins.

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B Grade

Three games of cricket were played in the South Burnett last weekend.

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Murgon opener and top scorer Andrew Roderick holes out to Lyndon Hopkins for 55

At Murgon, the home team proved too strong for Cherbourg in the local derby.

Cherbourg won the toss and sent Murgon in to bat.

Murgon were 8/146 after their 40  overs with Andrew Roderick (55) and Shane Sippel (23) top-scoring.

Cherbourg bowlers shared the honours with Barry Fisher Snr and Danny Weazel both taking 2/26 off eight overs.

Lyndon Hopkins finished with 2/38.

In reply, Cherbourg were all out for 74 in the 19th over.

Brendan McCarthy (17) and Danny Weazel (11) were best with the bat.

The Murgon bowlers proved lethal with Ryan Sommerfeld taking 4/9 off five overs; Nicholas Sanewski 2/12 off three; Riley Sippel 2/14 off four; and Harry Sippel 1/17 off two.

Murgon won by 72 runs.

Youngster Harrison Sippel may only have got two runs for Murgon but he also took the wicket of Lyndon Hopkins
Barry Fisher Snr finished with 2/26 for Cherbourg
Opener Tom Langton at the crease for Cherbourg

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Kumbia won by two wickets in their match against Nanango played at Kumbia Sportsground.

Nanango won the toss and elected to bat.

At the end of their 40 overs, the Scorpions had set a target of 193 runs for the loss of just four wickets.

Matthew Springate, who came in at number four, finished 118 not out.

Sam Scott held up the other end, finishing 34 not out.

Jonathan Milsom was the best of the Kumbia bowlers, taking 2/42 off eight overs.

In reply, Kumbia overtook the target in the 40th over, finishing with 8/195 in a nail-biting finish.

The 19 wides and nine no balls added to the scoreboard cost Nanango dearly.

Jonathan Milsom top-scored for Kumbia with 49 not out, followed by Daniel Trace who was run out for 31.

Opener Bevan Fawcett notched up 30.

Aidan Cavanough, with 2/14 off three overs, was the best of the Nanango bowlers.

Nicholas Scherger took 2/35.

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Blackbutt proved too strong at home against Wondai, winning by 111 runs.

Blackbutt won the toss and batted first, finishing all out for 244 in the 39th over.

Opener Dylan Gilliland top scored with 107 while Dusty Allery made a handy 49 before being run out.

Christopher Kerkow (3/35) and Jeremy Hobbs (2/22) were the best of the Wondai bowlers.

In reply, Wondai were all out for 133.

Francis Hobbs (30) and Jackson Merrit (21)  took the most runs.

Dylan Gilliland (2/6), Jamie Kruger (2/10), Ethan Norris and Kieran Harvey (both 1/17) ripped through the Wondai attack.

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Kingaroy Services forfeited their match against Kallindale Warriors due to a player shortage.

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A Grade

In was a mixed bag again for South Burnett teams in their Round 2 games played at Gympie at the weekend – a win for Murgon, and a loss for Kingaroy:

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At Kozminsky Oval, Gympie Colts won the toss and sent Murgon into bat.

The visitors finished with 8/209 off their 40 overs.

Open Jason Webber fell just short of a ton, getting caught on 97.

Ashley Hankinson (28) and Nathan Roon (20) also made good starts.

In reply, Colts fell short with 6/185 when they ran out of overs.

Gary McClintock (49) was the top scorer.

Murgon bowler Shane Polzin starved the Gympie side for runs,  finishing 1/12 off eight overs (including six consecutive maidens).

Graham Brown took 2/32 off eight overs.

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At Spencer Oval, Southern District Devils (Kingaroy) faced Western Gympie.

Gympie won the toss and batted first.

The home side was all out for 159 in the 39th over.

Rodney Cartwright top-scored with 48 off 79 balls, including seven fours.

Bowlers Luke Smith (2/20) and Kieran Askin (2/28) were the best of the Kingaroy bowlers.

In reply, the Devils were all out for 112 in the 27th over.

Taylor Herrmann (22) and Dane Bloomfield (20) were best with the bat.

Mathysuthen Velmaran was best with the ball for Gympie, taking 3/31 off seven overs (including two maidens).

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This Weekend

A Grade

  • Southern District Devils v Murgon District at Lyle Vidler Oval

B Grade

  • Kingaroy Services v Murgon District – Taabinga State School
  • Nanango v Kallindale Warriors – Nanango
  • Blackbutt v Kumbia – Blackbutt
  • Wondai v Cherbourg – TBC

All games start at 12:30pm.

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