March 16, 2020
Timbertowners have wielded the willow like an axe, demolishing Kingaroy Services in the Plate Final of the South Burnett Cricket competition played at Blackbutt on Saturday.
Blackbutt won the toss and elected to bat, setting an almighty target of 7/406 for Kingaroy to topple.
Opener Michael Marriott did the main damage, hitting an incredible 170 runs.
John Snow (68), Kieran Harvey (60) and Mitchell Olzard (55 not out) put any chance of a Services’ victory beyond reach.
Sam Scott was the best of the Kingaroy bowlers taking 3/60 off his eight overs.
In reply, Services was all out for 140 in the 29th over.
Matthew Bradford top-scored with 35, just ahead of Justin Labinsky (31) and Luke Peters (30).
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Kumbia Rattlers, batting second, held on to defeat Kingaroy Services in the Cup Preliminary Final played at Kumbia.
Kingaroy won the toss and batted first, finishing with 9/149 at the end of their 40th over.
Taylor Hermann topscored with 33, just ahead of Hayden Wieck (30) and Luke Smith (29).
Roger Hoare took three wickets for the Rattlers, finishing with 3/28 off eight overs, while Keegan Wright took 2/14 off seven.
In reply, Kumbia overtook the total in the 32nd over but lost nine wickets along the way.
Matthew Patroni took 3/27 in his eight overs and Caylan Brown took 3/36 off seven.
Kumbia will face Murgon Diggers in the Cup Final next Saturday at Murgon Sportsground.
UPDATE March 18: Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Cup Final has been abandoned. Murgon has been declared victors of the 2019-20 South Burnett competition.
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Murgon Crusaders defeated Nanango Scorpions in a close Stage 3 junior cricket Grand Final played at Nanango.
Murgon batted first and a set a target of 136 after the loss of five wickets.
Joe Meikle top-scored for Murgon, finishing 52 not out off 45 balls, knocking seven fours and two sixes.
Hayden Martin was the best of the Nanango bowlers, taking 3/20 off four overs.
In reply, Nanango were all out for 101.
Joe Steinhardt, who hit four fours and one six, was best with the bat for Nanango, finishing on 38.
After starring with the bat, Joe Meikle also was deadly with the ball for Murgon.
Meikle took two wickets in his two overs – which included one maiden – conceding just three runs.
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Nanango Scorpions proved too good for Kingaroy in the Stage 2 Grand Final played in Nanango on Saturday.
The home team won by 38 runs.