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Rain Plays Havoc With Cricket … Again

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Andrew Roderick hits a four for Murgon Diggers before the game at Lyle Vidler Oval was called off

October 21, 2019

For the second week in a row, rain played havoc with South Burnett cricket matches at the weekend.

At Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy, the Round 2 game between Kallindale Warriors and Murgon Diggers got off to a promising start, only to be washed out when rain swept across the ground.

Likewise, the Cherbourg v Southern District Devils match, due to be played at Murgon State High School, was also abandoned.

At Wondai, which took the brunt of the storm, Blackbutt had been bowled out by the home side for 59 before the game was washed out.

Ashley Louis batting for Diggers on Saturday

Kallindale Warriors’ players work together to stop a certain boundary in the field

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At Nanango, the game between the Scorpions and the Kumbia Rattlers went ahead with the visitors coming away triumphant.

Kumbia won the toss and elected to bat.

Nanango bowled them out for 161 in 31.4 overs.

Top scorers were tailender Keegan Wright (28), Matthew Barbour (25) and Karl Freeman (23).

Michael English was the best of the Nanango bowlers, taking 3/24 off four overs.

Nicholas Scherger, Matthew Early and Jack Fleming all took two wickets apiece.

In reply, the Scorpions fell short of the Rattlers’ target, all out for 132 in 30 overs.

Openers Dan O’Connor (45) and Jay Steinhardt (26) led the way with the bat.

Best of the Kumbia bowlers were Roger Hoare (5/13 off seven overs) and Keegan Wright (4/15 off eight).

Kumbia won by 29 runs.

Both games Nanango have played this year have got a result, with the Scorpions notching up a win and a loss so far in the competition.

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The Gympie A Grade competition match between Murgon Crusaders and Gympie Wests, played at Murgon Sportsground, was abandoned when Murgon was 1/66.

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Next Week’s Games

  • Blackbutt v Murgon Diggers at Blackbutt
  • Kingaroy Services v Cherbourg at Taabinga State School
  • Wondai v Kumbia at Wondai Sports Ground
  • Kallindale Warriors v Nanango at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy

In the Gympie competition,  Murgon Crusaders v Harlequins at Murgon Sports Grounds

All games start at 12:30pm


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