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Rain Disrupts First Games

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Southern District Devils’ opener Lleyton Brown holes out, caught by Allan Reiser … Brown hit 32 runs off 36 balls before the rains came to Kingaroy

October 16, 2019

Rain disrupted the first round of the South Burnett cricket competition played on Saturday.

The game between Southern District Devils and Blackbutt at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy got a start but was washed out when a sharp rainstorm with small hail swept across the pitch.

The Kumbia Rattlers v Cherbourg match at Kumbia was also a washout.

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At Wondai, Kallindale Warriors won the toss and elected to bat.

At the end of their 40 overs, they were 8/236 with Dane Bloomfield (59) and Jason Reilly (50) top-scoring.

J. Hobbs (2/25 off eight overs) was the best of the Wondai bowlers.

In reply, the home team were all out for 113.

Francis Hobbs (34) and Robert Christensen (33) were the Wolves’ top scorers.

Jason Reilly took 4/6 off six overs.

Kallindale won by 123 runs.

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At Nanango Sportsgrounds, the home team proved too strong for Kingaroy Services in a close match shortened by rain.

The Scorpions won the toss and elected to bat.

The match was reduced to 26 overs, by which time Nanango were 7/196.

Jay Steinhardt (79 not out) and Dan O’Connor (49) were the best with the bat.

Sam Scott took 2/45 off six overs for Kingaroy.

In reply, Services were 8/147 after 26 overs.

Terry Forbes top-scored with 26.

Tjaart Myburgh was the best of the Nanango bowlers, taking 2/26 off three overs.

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In Round 4 of the Gympie A Grade competition, Murgon earned a bonus point after chasing down Gympie Valleys at Murgon Sportsground.

Murgon won the toss and elected to bowl.

At the end of their 40 overs, Valleys were 9/150.

Top scorers for Gympie were Anthony Reid (57) and opener Wayde Wust (30).

Murgon’s best bowlers were Bryce Edwards (2/22 off 8 overs), Harry Sippel (2/25 off 6) and Ryan Sommerfeld (1/17 off 8).

Murgon chased down the target in 29 overs, gaining a bonus point, for the loss of just two wickets (2/152).

Opener Damien Sippel was undefeated, hitting 67 runs – including seven fours – off 77 balls.

Graham Brown (36) and Dwayne Malone (25) also added to the total.

Nathan McGill took the two wickets for Gympie, finishing with 2/36 off five overs.

The covers go on at Lyle Vidler Oval … the welcome rain for farmers disrupted the first round of the South Burnett cricket competition

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Next weekend:

  • Cherbourg  v Southern District Devils at Murgon State High School
  • Kallindale Warriors v Murgon at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy
  • Wondai v Blackbutt at Wondai Sportsground
  • Nanango v Kumbia at Nanango Sportsground
  • Gympie competition:  Murgon v Western Gympie at Murgon Sportsground

All games start at 12:30pm.


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