December 7, 2018
The South Burnett’s two A Grade cricket teams – playing at home in scorching conditions – both notched up wins in the Gympie cricket competition last weekend.
The victories set up what looks to be an interesting local derby clash which will be played in Murgon on Saturday.
Southern District Devils proved too strong at home against Gympie Wests at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy, winning by eight wickets.
Gympie won the toss and elected to bat.
At the end of their 40 overs, Wests were 8/160.
Bowling honours were shared around – and there were two runouts.
Matthew Nesbitt finished with the best figures for Devils (2/35 off seven overs).
In reply, the Devils chased down the runs in 19.2 overs for the loss of two wickets.
Matthew Dugdell top-scored with 77 runs, including one six and 14 fours.
Opener Lleyton Brown finished 39 not out.
At Murgon Sportsground, the RSVP Droughtmasters Crusaders downed Gympie Colts after the home team won the toss and elected to bat.
Crusaders set an impressive target of 202 off their 40 overs, for the loss of seven wickets.
Damien Sippel top-scored with 89 followed by opener Paul Brunjes with 41.
In reply, Crusaders had Colts all out for 59 in 20.2 overs.
Ashley Sippel (5/19 off seven overs, including four maidens) and Graham Brown (3/6 off 6.2 overs) did the damage.
Wondai Wolves hosted Kallindale Warriors at Wondai Sportsground.
The visitors put in a strong performance – winning by nine wickets – despite an impressive batting display by the Wolves’ Chris Heness.
Wondai won the toss and elected to bat.
They were all out for 227 off 35.4 overs, with Heness finishing on an unbeaten 183.
Brett Simpson (3/45 off eight overs) and captain Chanse Olm (2/23 off six overs, including one maiden) were the best of the Warriors’ bowlers.
In reply, Warriors notched up 234 runs off 33 overs for the loss of just one wicket.
Wicketkeeper Jayden Steinhardt (73 not out) and Olm (63 not out) were best with the bat, followed by Tavis Hartwig (57).
Robert Christensen took the solitary wicket, finishing with 1/38 off off four overs.
Despite a rocky start to their innings, Blackbutt downed Cherbourg in a quick game played on a very hot day at Blackbutt.
Cherbourg won the toss and batted first, finishing with 7/78 in 15 overs.
Keith Walsh (26) and Dallas Bond (23) put on the most runs.
Zac Ennis (3/12 off three overs), Jack Lewis (1/8 off one over) and Ethan Norris (1/5 off one over) were the best of the Blackbutt bowlers.
In reply, Blackbutt started shakily and at one point were 4/5 off seven overs but recovered to overhaul the target and finish 5/85 off 19 overs.
Jack Lewis (60) saved the day when he came in at number six.
Danny Weazel (3/31 off eight overs) and Keith Walsh (1/9 off five) were the best bowlers for Cherbourg bowlers.
Kumbia Rattlers edged out Kingaroy Services at Kumbia.
Kumbia won toss and elected to bat. They were all out for 253 off 34 overs.
Louis Fairbairn (63), Roger Hoare (43 not out) and Shane Laherty (41) added the runs.
Kingaroy’s Martin Oliver took 3/13 off his two overs.
Services fell short in reply, finishing 5/219 when they ran out of overs.
Edwin Simpson (76), Luke Peters (61) and Adrian Webster (56) were the best Kingaroy batsmen.
Roger Hoare (1/27 off eight overs) was the pick of the Kumbia bowlers.
Kumbia won by 34 runs.
Nanango Scorpions defeated Murgon Diggers by four wickets at Nanango.
Nanango won the toss and sent Murgon into bat.
Diggers were all out for 244 in the 32nd over.
Shane Sippel (61), Adrian Sanewski (60) and Jonathan Kapernick (55) shared the batting honours.
Ben Greenslade (3/64 off eight overs) and Sam Scott (3/43 off eight) were the best of the Nanango bowlers.
In reply, Nanango overtook the target in 33 overs, finishing 6/250.
Opener Daniel O’Connor top-scored with 85.
Hayden Harch (44) and Stephen Kirkland (48 not out) added to the tally.
Ryan Sommerfeld (2/38) and Robert Zelinski (2/42) were best with the ball for Murgon.
All games start at 12:30pm.