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Devils Notch Up First Victory

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Luke Smith lines up to send the ball to the boundary for Southern District Devils … Smith finished 43 not out, helping Devils to their first win for the season

November 23, 2018

Both South Burnett A Grade cricket teams chalked up wins at home at the weekend but rain brought some of the B Grade matches to an early close.

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A Grade

Southern District Devils played Gympie Harlequins at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy on Saturday.

The local team won the toss and batted first.

At the end of their 40 overs, Devils were 8/214 with Matthew Dugdell top scoring with 62 (including eight fours and three sixes …)

Luke Smith (43 not out) and Hayden Wieck (run out 41) also added to Devils’ score.

In reply, Harlequins were bowled out in the 24th over for 77 runs.

Tyler Heness (4/15 off eight overs), Luke Smith (3/22 off eight) and Jaden Heness (1/3 in his sole over) did the damage.

Devils won by 137 runs, posting their first win for the season in the Gympie competition.

The bails go flying … Tyler Heness is bowled for nine by Gympie’s Leo Cartwright

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The Murgon RSVP Droughtmasters Crusaders hosted Western Gympie at Murgon Showgrounds.

Wests won the toss and elected to bat but were all out for 95 in the 35th over.

Ashley Sippel (4/12 off eight overs) and Bryce Edwards (4/18 off  eight) were the best of the Murgon bowlers.

In reply, Murgon made the target in just 14.3 overs for the loss of two wickets (2/96).

Ashley Sippel (48 not out) scored the bulk of the runs, with Zac Dann finishing 18 not out.

Crusaders win by eight wickets.

They are now eight points clear of the nearest competition on the Gympie ladder, leading with 26 points.

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B Grade

Francis Hobbs scored 37 for Wondai before being caught and bowled by Shawn Smith

Rain brought the B Grade game between Kingaroy Services and the Wondai Wolves to an early finish at Wondai on Saturday.

Kingaroy won the toss and elected to bat.

At the end of their 40 overs, they were 4/260.

Edwin Simpson (76), Justin Labinsky (67) and Luke Peters (52 not out) shared the batting honours.

Jeremy Hobbs was the best of the Wondai bowlers, taking 2/39 off eight overs.

In reply, Wolves were 6/182 off 36 overs when rain stopped play.

Kiall Rowberry (61) top-scored for Wondai while Francis Hobbs and Chris Heness both added 37 to the score.

Adrian Webster (3/30 off eight overs) and Shawn Smith (2/23 off five) were the best of the Kingaroy bowlers.

Kingaroy was declared the winner by 18 runs.

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Cherbourg took on Kallindale Warriors at the Kingaroy State High School Oval in another game affected by rain.

Cherbourg won the toss and batted first.

At the end of their 40 overs, Cherbourg were 9/275.

Opener Mick Rees was just three runs short of his ton when he was caught off a ball by Michael Stanford.

Tom Langton (52) and Barry Fisher Snr (32) also added to the score.

Chanse Olm was the pick of the Warriors’ bowlers, taking 3/34 off eight overs, including one maiden.

In reply, Warriors were 1/126 when the game was called off in the 26th over.

Opener Jeffrey Rose was 58 not out.

Dallas Bond had taken the single wicket, 1/11 off three overs.

Cherbourg were declared the winners on the run rate.

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Rain also interrupted the match between Blackbutt and Nanango played in Blackbutt.

Nanango won the toss and elected to bat.

The Scorpions were all out 151 off 32 overs with Sam Scott (42) top-scoring.

Mitchell Olzard (3/24), Zac Ennis (2/28) and Jack Lewis (2/4) took the wickets for Blackbutt.

In reply, Blackbutt were all out for 157 off 23 overs.

John Snow (50) and Zac Ennis (51) were the best of the Blackbutt batsmen.

Matthew Early (6/29) was the best of the Nanango bowlers.

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The Kumbia Rattlers were too good at home for Murgon District.

Kumbia won the toss sent in Murgon to bat.

Diggers were all out for 106 off 28.5 overs.

Opener Renee Irvine, who was run out at 32, was the best of the Murgon batters.

Ryan Kelly (4/23 off 6.5 overs) was the best of the Kumbia bowlers.

In reply, Kumbia reached the target in 20.2 overs, finishing with 2/107.

Bevan Fawcett (33) and Garrett Milsom (30) topscored for the Rattlers.

Ryan Sommerfeld took 1/31 off his eight overs for Murgon.

Kumbia won by eight wickets

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This Weekend

A Grade

Both South Burnett teams will be playing in Gympie:

  • Gympie Colts v Southern District Devils (Kingaroy) at Spencer Oval
  • Gympie Valleys v Murgon District (Crusaders) at Keith Manthey Oval

B Grade

  • Kingaroy Services v Blackbutt at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Murgon District v Wooroolin Warriors at Murgon Sportsground
  • Wondai v Kumbia at Wondai Sportsground
  • Nanango v Cherbourg at Nanango Sportsground

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A South Burnett Under 12s trial match was played on Sunday at Murgon.

The following players were selected for the 2018-19 South Burnett Under 12s team:

Christian Simpson
Angus Hankinson
Jack Webber
Peter Anderson
Joshua Williams
Oscar Dioth
Lachlan Burrows
Charlotte Love
Charlotte Winks
Lachlan Cullen
Stuart Howlett
James Whiteman
Douglas Hoare


Bailey Housden
Lucas Harms

The squad’s first outing will be a friendly against Hervey Bay on December 2.

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