December 11, 2020
South Burnett have notched up their first victory in the 2020-21 Goodchild Shield cricket competition after downing Gympie by 59 runs at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy on Sunday.
The Goodchild Shield is a traditional 50-over competition played between open teams from the South Burnett, Bundaberg, Gympie and the Fraser Coast.
The final of this year’s three-round series will be played in February.
South Burnett won the toss on Sunday and batted first.
They were all out for 207 in the 48th over after Kurt McArthur saved the South Burnett innings with a knock of 80.
Hayden Wieck (21) and Zac Dann (24) also added to the total.
In reply, Gympie were all out for 148 in the 44th over after some aggressive and tight bowling from the home team.
Michael Wostear finished with the incredible tally of 4/8 off 6.3 overs, including three maidens. He also took two catches – including a caught and bowled.
Lleyton Brown also took four wickets – 4/21 off 10 overs, including four maidens.
The South Burnett’s next game will be against Fraser Coast on January 17.
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Gympie A Grade Competition
Ladder leaders Murgon Crusaders secured a berth in the Gympie A Grade 40-over competition Grand Final with a seven-wicket win over Wooroolin Warriors in the Preliminary Final played at Murgon Sportsground on Saturday.
Wooroolin, which finished in second spot on the ladder, won the toss and elected to bat.
Lleyton Brown top-scored with 60 runs, including three fours and two sixes.
Michael Wostear (39 not out) and Hayden Wieck (23) also added valuable runs to take Wooroolin to 8/155 at the end of their 40 overs.
Nicholas Sanewski proved lethal with the ball for Murgon, taking 2/16 off seven overs, including three maidens.
Zac Dann took 1/24 off three and Harrison Sippel 2/42 off his eight overs.
In reply, Jason Webber (63 not out) set up Crusaders for victory, staying at the crease for almost two hours.
Ashley Sippel just missed out on his half-century, finishing not out 49.
Murgon overhauled the Wooroolin target in the 26th over for the loss of just three wickets.
Michael Wostear took two (2/23) while Mitchell Crossley (1/26) took the third.
Crusaders now have a week off with the Grand Final scheduled for December 19 while Warriors will face Gympie Valleys this weekend in Gympie in a sudden-death semi-final to determine the second Grand Final contender.
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South Burnett Senior Competition
Round 3 of the T20 series was played on Saturday .
- Cherbourg (6/152) def. Nanango Scorpions (7/148) by four wickets at Murgon State High School.
- Murgon Diggers (5/106) def. Wondai Wolves (7/105) by five wickets at Wondai Cricket Ground.
- Wooroolin Warriors def. Kingaroy Services at Murgon Sportsgrounds.
- Kumbia Rattlers def. Cherbourg at Murgon State High School.
- Nanango Scorpions (3/198) def. Wondai Wolves (90 all out) by 108 runs at Wondai Cricket Ground.
- Murgon Diggers (5/84) def. Wooroolin Warriors (8/75) by five wickets at Murgon Sportsgrounds.
The last round of the T20 competition will be played on Saturday morning.
The final will be played at 3:00pm at Lyle Vidler Oval.
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South Burnett Junior Competition
- Kingaroy Northern AgriServices (3/148) def. Nanango Scorpions (10/95) by 53 runs.
Nanango won the toss and sent Kingaroy in.
Jackson Kerkow (36 n/o) and Jamie Searle (22) were the top scorers for Kingaroy.
Rainer Heard (1/18) and Emma Cullen (1/17) did the damage for Nanango.
In reply, Darcy Cullen top scored with 19 n/o for Nanango and Emma Cullen scored nine runs.
Jamie Searle (3/8) and Hayden Donohue (2/9) were the top bowlers for Kingaroy.
- Nanango Scorpions (3/174) def. Murgon (6/129) by 45 runs.
Murgon won the toss and batted first.
Tom Currin top scored with 40 not out while opener Josh Williams was 20 n/o.
Darcy English took 1/8 and Rory Crumpton 1/12 for Nanango.
In reply, Oscar Dioth was 34 n/o and Lawson Black 19 n/o.
Matthew Kunde was best for Murgon with 2/22 and Josh Williams took 1/26.
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- Sunshine Coast (192 all out) def. Wide Bay (166 all out) by 26 runs at Palmwoods on Sunday.
Sunshine Coast won the toss and batted first.
Oscar Dioth took 1/29.
In the Wide Bay innings, Braidyn Scott hit a handy 26 runs and Lochlan Burrows 12.
- Six South Burnett juniors took part in friendly 50-over game on Sunday in Maryborough.
Wide Bay QJC U12s (10/194) def. Wide Bay Development U13s (10/123).
For Under 13s, Tom Town opened the bowling and took 1/18 off six overs. Fellow opening bowler Lawson Black finished with 1/38 off six overs plus threw a direct hit from side-on to score a runout.
Hunter Brown was 0/7 (off 3) and Nate Reilly, 0/14 (off 3). Hayden Donohue was the best of the U13s bowlers, taking 4/27 off seven overs.
With the bat, Town finished 12 not out with Brown (6) and Donohue (2).
Joshua Williams was the South Burnett player in the U12s side.
He finished with 16 runs (not out) and took 2/4 off three overs (including two maidens) with the ball.
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This Weekend’s Games
Stage 2 and Stage 3 junior cricket will resume on February 6.
In South Burnett Senior Cricket:
- Kumbia Rattlers v Nanango Scorpions at Kingaroy State School
- Cherbourg v Murgon Diggers at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
- Kingaroy Services v Wondai Wolves at Nanango Sportsground
At 3:00pm at Lyle Vidler Oval, the final of the T20 series will be played between Murgon Diggers and the winner of the Nanango v Kumbia game.
In Gympie A Grade:
- Wooroolin Warriors v Gympie Valleys at Kozminsky Oval in Gympie in the semi-final. The winner will play Murgon Crusaders in the Grand Final on December 19.