Jason Webber was on fire during Crusaders’ demolition of Western Gympie …

November 27, 2020

Murgon Crusaders continued their dominance of the Gympie A Grade cricket competition with a 10-wicket win over Western Gympie at Murgon Sportsground last Saturday.

Crusaders are currently on top of the ladder in the 40-over competition after also finishing on top during the earlier T20 rounds.

Wests won the toss and elected to bat.

At the end of their 40 overs, they were 7/133.

Ashley Sippel (3/24 off six overs) and Graham Brown (2/12 off eight) did the work for Murgon.

In reply, openers Jason Webber (78) and  Danny Kapernick (38) overhauled the Gympie target in 77 minutes without losing a wicket.

… but it wasn’t all smooth sailing! Webber gets into a bit of a tangle while fending off a faster ball

In Kingaroy, Wooroolin Warriors had a closer game against Gympie Harlequins at Lyle Vidler Oval, but still tasted victory.

Warriors won the toss and elected to bat, finishing with 8/155 after their 40 overs.

Harlequins got off to a strong start, bowling Warriors’ opener Caylan Brown for a duck in the first over.

But Luke Smith (21) and Lleyton Brown (21) then pointed the home team in the right direction.

Matthew Patroni (58 not out) kept the scoreboard ticking over with six boundaries.

In reply, Harlequins were all out for 146 in the 39th over.

Kieren Askin (2/10 off eight overs, including three maidens), Tyler Heness (2/24), Matthew Patroni (2/23) and Michael Wostear (2/29) worked hard to secure the nine-run win for Wooroolin.

This weekend’s A Grade games, which will all be played in Gympie, are the last round ahead of the finals of the 40-over series.  

The finals of the T20 series are also yet to be played.

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South Burnett Senior Competition

Wondai’s Jackson Merritt is bowled during the T20 game against Wooroolin Warriors

The South Burnett Senior cricket competition hosted Round 1 of its T20 series on Saturday which meant three venues each hosted two matches.

At Murgon State High School, Wooroolin Warriors (2/50) defeated Cherbourg (8/42) by eight wickets.

Cherbourg (2/118) rebounded in the second game, defeating Kingaroy Services (9/104 by 14 runs).

At Murgon Sportsground’s Stables pitch,  Murgon Diggers (2/56) defeated Nanango Scorpions (all out for 53) by 8 wickets.

Diggers (7/139) then backed up and defeated Kumbia Rattlers (9/118) by 21 runs.

At Wondai Cricket Ground, Kumbia took on Kingaroy Services (result unknown), before Wooroolin Warriors (8/96) defeated Wondai Wolves (9/94) by two wickets.

Wooroolin Warriors’ Dane Bloomfield bowls during the second T20 game played at Wondai on Saturday
Minutes after Merritt was bowled, Wondai’s Ryan Heness met a similar fate
Nathan Roderick in action against Kumbia Rattlers at Murgon Sportsground … Roderick finished not out 34

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Representative Cricket

In the Queensland State Challenge, the Wide Bay U13 Boys (8/130) were defeated by the Bears (all out 149) at Wellington Point.

There are four South Burnett players in the Wide Bay team: Lachlan Cullen, Lochlan Burrows, Braidyn Scott and Oscar Dioth.

Scott (40), Burrows (22) and Dioth (18) did well with the bat for Wide Bay while Cullen took 3/33 off seven overs.

The action will be shifting to the South Burnett this weekend.

The Under 13s Wide Bay XI will be taking on Brisbane North in Round 4 at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy

The action gets under way at 9:30am on Sunday.

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South Burnett Junior Competition

  • Stage 2 – Kingaroy Burnett Water Services (3/128) def. Nanango Scorpions (8/111) by 17 runs at Kingaroy State School.

Hamish Mungall (26 not out) and Nate Reilly (18 not out) top scored for Kingaroy.

Brian Smith (2/24) and Emma Cullen (1/14) took the wickets for Nanango.

For the Scorpions, Angus Elford (19) and Darcy Cullen (16) were best with the bat.

Nate C. took 2/5 and Isaac Hauritz 2/6 for Kingaroy.

  • Stage 3 – Kingaroy Burnett Water (10/139) def. Nanango Scorpions (6/88) by 51 runs at Wondai Cricket Ground.

Nanango won the toss and batted first.

Lachlan Cullen (15) and Abby Burrows (15 not out) were the top-scorers.

Patrick Hoare (3/16) and Josh Kruger (2/11) were the pick of the Kingaroy bowlers.

In reply, Blake Manthey (31) and Noah Birch (30) top scored for Kingaroy while Lawson Black (2/7) and Braidyn Scott (2/6) took the wickets for Nanango.

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This Weekend’s Games

South Burnett Junior Competition

Stage 2

  • Kingaroy Burnett Water v Kingaroy Northern AgriServices at Kingaroy State School
  • Nanango Scorpions – Bye

Stage 3

  • Kingaroy Northern AgriServices v Murgon at Taabinga State School
  • Nanango Scorpions – Bye

South Burnett Senior Competition


  • Kumbia Rattlers v Wondai Wolves at Kingaroy State School
  • Nanango Scorpions v Wooroolin Warriors at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Kingaroy Services v Murgon Diggers at Taabinga State School
  • Cherbourg – Bye


  • Wondai Wolves v Cherbourg at Kingaroy State School
  • Wooroolin Warriors v Kumbia Rattlers at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Kingaroy Services v Nanango Scorpions at Taabinga State School
  • Kumbia – Bye

Gympie A Grade Competition

  • Murgon Crusaders v Gympie Valleys at Keith Manthey Oval, Gympie
  • Wooroolin Warriors v Gympie Wests at Spencer Oval, Gympie

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