South Burnett’s James Whiteman took the critical wicket of Gympie top-scorer Hayden Andreassen in the Under 14s match

February 19, 2021

Rain disrupted play – and covers went on and off – but two junior cricket games from the Wide Bay Championships managed to squeeze in at Murgon Showgrounds last Sunday.

Unfortunately for local fans, South Burnett fell just short in both the U12s and U14s against Gympie sides.

In Under 14s, Gympie won the toss and elected to bat first.

The 50-over game was reduced to 42 after delays due to the weather.

Gympie were all out for 121 in the 41st over.

Joshua Fearby (3/5 off six overs, including one maiden), Zachary Harris (2/5 off four overs) and Lochlan Burrows (2/6 off five overs) finished with the best bowling figures for South Burnett.

In reply, South Burnett were all out for 108 in the 42nd over.

Top scorers were Joshua Fearby (26) and Lawson Black (14).

In Under 12s, Gympie won the toss again and batted first.

At the end of their 40 overs, Gympie was 213.

James Searle finished with the best bowling figures for South Burnett, taking 3/30 but Hayden Donohue (3/40) was also celebrating after taking a hat trick.

In reply, South Burnett were all out for 117 in the 33rd over.

Top scorers were Joshua Williams (28) and Douglas Hoare (17)

Round 3 of the competition will be played on February 28.

Lawson Black took one wicket for South Burnett in Under 14s but also hit 14 very valuable runs

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T20 Challenge

Southern Bulls (4/85) defeated Northern Stars  (all out 81) in their Under 17s T20 clash under lights last Friday night at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.

The Bulls and Stars are now even with one win apiece in the three-game competition.

Matthew Springate (29 not out) again was best with the bat for the Bulls, repeating his success from Round 1.

Fletcher Brown was next best with 11.

Jeremy Hobbs (1/11) and Harrison Sippel (1/14) were the pick of the Northern Stars’ bowlers.

In reply, Nathan Roderick (26) and Riley Sippel (14) starred for Northern.

Lachlan Watson (3/14) and Joseph Steinhardt (2/7) did the damage for the Bulls.

The deciding match in the series will be played at Lyle Vidler Oval on February 26.

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South Burnett Junior Cricket

Stage 1 

  • Kingaroy def. Nanango at River Road, Kingaroy

Stage 2 

  • Kingaroy Northern AgriServices def. Nanango at Taabinga State School

Stage 3

  • Murgon (all out 180) def. Nanango (4/121) at Murgon Sportsground.

Murgon won the toss and batted first.  Thomas Currin (43), Tyler Fuller (36) and Joshua Fearby (34) were the top scorers.

Cooper Richardson (2/22) and Abby Burrows (1/12) were the best of the Nanango bowlers.

In reply, Braidyn Scott (25 not out) and Lachlan Cullen (16 not out) top scored for Nanango.

Thomas Currin (1/7) and Jack Webber (1/21) finished with the best figures of the Murgon bowlers.

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South Burnett Senior Cricket

  • Kumbia Rattlers (3/156) def. Cherbourg (9/148) at Murgon State High School
  • Nanango Scorpions (6/306) def. Wondai Wolves (all out 190) at Wondai Sportsground
  • Murgon Diggers (0/28) def. Wooroolin Warriors (all out 26)  at Murgon Sportsground

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Gympie A Grade – Two Day Competition

  • Gympie Harlequins 227 and 6/58 def. Murgon Crusaders 123 at Gympie
  • Colts 91 and 9/143 def. Wooroolin Warriors 51 and 8/80 at Gympie

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This Weekend’s Games


South Burnett Junior Cricket 

  • Stage 1 – Nanango v Kingaroy at Nanango Sportsground
  • Stage 2 – Nanango v Kingaroy at Nanango Sportsground
  • Stage 3 – Nanango v Kingaroy at Nanango Sportsground

South Burnett Senior Cricket

  • Wondai Wolves v Murgon Diggers at Wondai Cricket Ground
  • Kumbia Rattlers v Nanango Scorpions at Kumbia Sportsground
  • Kingaroy Services v Cherbourg at Taabinga State School

Wooroolin Warriors have the bye

Gympie A Grade – 2 Day Competition (Round 4 Day 1)

  • Murgon Crusaders v Western Gympie at Murgon Showground
  • Wooroolin Warriors v Harlequins at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy


Junior Representative Friendly

  • South Burnett U12/14 v Chinchilla at Wondai Sportsground

Footnote: In WNCL, Queensland Fire (Holly Ferling and Courtney Sippel are in the squad) will take on South Australia Scorpions at Allan Border Field in Brisbane from 10:00am on Saturday 

[UPDATED with correction]

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