October 16, 2020
Two centuries scored within minutes of each other were the highlights of Round 1 of the South Burnett Cricket Association’s 2020-21 senior competition at the weekend.
Kingaroy Services’ Luke Peters hit the first ton followed moments later by teammate Matthew Bradford.
Peters finished with 105 – which included 14 fours and five sixes – while Bradford (13 fours and two sixes) was caught soon afterwards without adding to his milestone.
The excitement came as Services faced Wooroolin Warriors at the Taabinga State School Oval.
Warriors won the toss and elected to send Kingaroy in – a decision they possibly later regretted!
At the end of their 40 overs, Services were 6/321.
Best of the Wooroolin bowlers was A. Webster (3/46).
In reply, the Warriors were all out for 181 in the 30th over.
Topscorer for Warriors was Jayden Steinhardt with 53, while Webster finished with 39.
Still celebrating his century with the bat, Luke Peters shone with the ball … taking six Warriors’ wickets for 31 runs off his eight overs, which included one maiden.
Sam Scott took 3/54 off his eight.
Services will now take on first-round winners Wondai this weekend while Wooroolin will face Cherbourg.
Other B Grade Results
- Murgon Diggers 6/129 defeated Cherbourg 122 all out at Murgon State High School
- Wondai 193 all out defeated Kumbia Rattlers 146 all out at Kumbia Sportsground
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Two games from the Gympie T20 competition were played in the South Burnett at the weekend – and both involved the Murgon Crusaders.
First up, the Crusaders took on the Southern District Devils at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.
Murgon won the toss and batted first.
At the end of their 20 overs they had notched up 177 runs for the loss of just one wicket: Jason Webber who was caught off a Barry Heyns’ ball for 47.
Opener Ashley Sippel led the way, finishing with 101 (n/o) while Dwayne Malone hit a handy 23 (n/o).
In reply, Devils were 6/120 when their overs were up.
Lleyton Brown topscored with 40 before he was caught and bowled by Ashley Sippel.
Bryce Edwards finished with the best bowling figures for Murgon, taking 2/16 off his four overs.
Murgon then cruised up the Bunya Highway to Murgon Sportsground to face Gympie Valleys on Saturday afternoon.
This was a much closer contest, ending in a tie: Crusaders 5/112, Valleys 7/112.
Murgon again won the toss and batted first.
Kurt McArthur topscored with 44 off 45 balls.
Backing up after his century in Kingaroy, Ashley Sippel started lower in the order but still managed to finish 28 not out.
In reply, Glen Brady topscored for Valleys with 32.
Nathan Nixon was best with ball for Murgon, taking 2/21 off his four overs although he probably ended up ruing his one wide.
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Junior Cricket Results
- Stage 3 – Nanango 192 all out defeated Kingaroy Burnett Water 6/138
Braidyn Scott hit 55 runs for Nanango before being trapped LBW by Patrick Hoare.
Thomas Town top-scored for Kingaroy with 26 (not out).
- Stage 2 – Round 1 will be played this week after last weekend’s muster.
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This Week’s Games
- 8:00am – Stage 2 – Kingaroy Burnett Water v Kingaroy Northern Agriservices at Kingaroy State School
- 8:00am – Stage 3 – Murgon v Kingaroy Burnett Water at Murgon Sportsground
(Nanango bye in both)
SB B Grade
- 12:30pm – Wondai v Kingaroy Services at Wondai Sportsground
- 12:30pm – Wooroolin Warriors v Cherbourg at Kingaroy State School
- 12:30pm – Murgon Diggers v Nanango at Murgon Showgrounds
Gympie T20 A Grade
- 2:00pm – Southern District Devils v Gympie Colts at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
This is the last round of the T20 competition. The final will be played on October 31.