Andrew Roderick survives an early runout attempt … Roderick went on to score a century for Murgon Diggers

March 12, 2021

Murgon Diggers have locked in the first spot in the South Burnett Senior Cricket Competition Grand Final after downing Nanango in the Major Semi-Final played at Murgon Sportsground’s stables field on Saturday.

Nanango won the toss and batted first.

At the end of their 40 overs they were 7/177 with Joe Steinhardt top scoring with 31.

Tom Currin (2/17 off five overs, including two maidens) and Riley Sippel (3/44 off eight overs) were the pick of the Murgon bowlers.

In reply, Murgon overhauled the target in the 34th over for the loss of just three wickets.

Opener Andrew Roderick survived an early runout scare to secure his century, finishing not out 111 after hitting 16 fours and one six.

Simon Morrow (1/13), Stephen Kirkland (1/27) and Barry Heyns (1/29) took the three wickets.

The Scorpions will have a second chance when they meet Kumbia (see below) in next weekend’s Preliminary Final.

Ashley Louis scored scored 12 runs – including two boundaries – for Murgon
Simon Morrow was 27 not out at the end of the Scorpions’ innings

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Wondai’s 2020-21 season is over after they were defeated by four wickets in the Minor Semi-Final at Kumbia Sportsground by the Kumbia Rattlers.

Wondai won the toss and batted first.

The visitors were all out for 152 in the 39th over with Jeremy Hobbs hitting a very handy 61 runs.

Roger Hoare took 3/8 off his eight overs – including four maidens – for the Rattlers.

In reply, Kumbia were 6/155 after 22.5 overs.

Ryan Kelly top-scored with 56 not out.

Jeremy Hobbs took 3/24 for Wondai.

Kumbia will now play Nanango Scorpions in this weekend’s Preliminary Final to determine the second Grand Final spot.

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South Burnett Junior Competition

Stage 1

  • Kingaroy def. Nanango at River Road, Kingaroy

Stage 2

  • Kingaroy Northern AgriServices (5/119) def. Nanango (6/65) by 54 runs at Taabinga State School

Stage 3

  • Murgon (4/193) def. Nanango (7/174) by 19 runs at Nanango Sportsground. Josh Fearby hit an impressive 67 not out for Murgon.

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Gympie A Grade

Day 1 of Round 5 of the 2-Day Competition 

  • Wooroolin Warriors v Western Gympie were 6/80 at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Murgon Crusaders (all out 224) v Gympie Valleys (5/87) at Gympie

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This Weekend’s Games

All South Burnett junior and senior matches will be played at Nanango Sportsground this weekend.

The junior Grand Finals will begin at 8:00am for Stages 2 and 3 with the trophy presentation after the games at 11:30am.

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South Burnett Junior Competition

GRAND FINALS

  • Stage 2 – Kingaroy Northern AgriServices v Kingaroy Burnett Water
  • Stage 3 – Nanango v Murgon

Stage 1

  • Nanango v Kingaroy

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South Burnett Senior Competition

PRELIMINARY FINAL

  • Nanango Scorpions v Kumbia Rattlers at Nanango Sportsground

The winner will play Murgon Diggers next weekend in the Grand Final.

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Gympie A Grade Competition

Day 2 of Round 5 of the 2-Day Competition 

  • Wooroolin Warriors v Western Gympie at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Murgon Crusaders v Gympie Valleys at Gympie (11:30am)

Grand Final of T20 Competition

  • Murgon Crusaders v Gympie Valleys (6:30pm)

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