December 23, 2020
Don’t be surprised if you see a lot more girls playing cricket after a two-day clinic held in Nanango last week.
Two of the South Burnett’s best female cricketers led the training: international fast bowler Holly Ferling on Thursday and Brisbane Heat’s all-rounder Courtney Sippel on Friday.
More than 30 girls aged from 5-14 took part in the training, held at the Nanango Sportsgrounds in Burnett Street.
Nanango was chosen as the location because the Scorpions currently have a large number of female juniors in their ranks.
The girls practised bowling, batting and fielding under the watchful eyes of Holly and Courtney plus Ryan Charles and Nick Roberts, from Queensland Cricket.
They worked in the nets as well as playing mini-games on the main pitch.
And there was also a rather messy, but colourful, finish to the event!
Some of our Tanduringie girls (& old girls 😉) have participated in the South Burnett Girls Cricket Carnival this week….
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Good luck to all the South Burnett junior players who will be in action over the school holidays, playing in Wide Bay representative teams:
- U16 Boys Bulls Masters Youth Cup – Nathan Roderick, Riley Sippel, Harry Sippel, Tom Currin
- U12 Boys QJC Championship – Josh Williams
- U15 Girls State Championship – Charlotte Love
- U12 Boys Ian Healy Cup – Dougie Hoare, D’arcy Harmsworth, Jamie Searle
- U15 Girls Paul Pink Shield – Abby Burrows, Charlotte Love
- U13 Boys Qld Les Kinnane Cup – Tom Town, Lawson Black, Nathan Reilly, Hunter Brown
- U15 Boys State Championships – Joe Steinhardt, Nathan Roderick
- U18 Boys South Queensland Championships – Matthew Springate, Fletcher Brown, Jaden Heness, Jeremy Hobbs
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Gympie A Grade – 40-Over Final
After dominating throughout the 40-over Gympie A Grade competition, Murgon Crusaders secured a narrow victory against Gympie Valleys in the Grand Final played at Gympie on Saturday.
Gympie won the toss and sent Murgon in to bat.
Ashley Sippel (75 not out) ran out of batting partners with Murgon finishing their 40 overs with 184 runs.
Sippel hit five sixes and five fours during his 2½ hours at the crease.
Next best was Zac Dann with 42.
Gympie got off to a rocky start, losing two quick wickets but their middle order steadied the ship.
The Murgon bowlers were also expensive with a number of wayward balls adding to the Gympie scoreboard.
In the end, Gympie fell just four runs short at the end of their 40 overs, finishing with 8/180.
Ashley Sippel (2/31), Graham Brown (1/17) and Nicholas Sanewski (1/18) were the best of the Murgon bowlers.
The Gympie A Grade competition will resume on January 9 with the first of the scheduled two-day matches.
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South Burnett Senior Competition
Kingaroy Services (0/102) def. Kumbia Rattlers (all out 98) at Kumbia Sports Ground.
Kumbia won the toss and batted first but were all out in the 32nd over.
Daniel Trace topscored with 17.
Kingaroy bowlers shared the work, with Fletcher Black (3/12) and Sam Scott (3/21) each taking three wickets.
Luke Peters took two wickets and conceded just nine runs off his five overs, which included three maidens.
In reply, Kingaroy overhauled the Kumbia target in the 19th over for the loss of no wickets.
Justin Labinsky retired not out on 29; while Christopher David (25) and Luke Peters (32) secured the rest of the runs.
In other games:
- Nanango Scorpions (all out 153) def. Wooroolin Warriors (all out 128) by 25 runs at Nanango Sportsground
- Cherbourg (9/213) def. Wondai (all out 209) by one wicket at Murgon State High School
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South Burnett cricketers are now taking a break now over Christmas.
Stage 2 and Stage 3 junior games resume on January 30, while the South Burnett Senior competition will resume on January 9.