March 30, 2021
Murgon Crusaders are celebrating after taking the Triple Crown in the Gympie A Grade Cricket competition at the weekend.
Crusaders (9/203 declared) sealed the Two-Day competition with a first innings victory against Gympie Colts.
Colts were all out for 96 after Murgon won the toss and sent in Gympie to bat on Day 1.
In reply, Ashley Sippel led the way for Crusaders with a thumping century, finishing 106 not out.
Zac Dann (32) and Dwayne (29) also added to the total.
The second day of the rain-affected match was scheduled for Keith Manthey Oval in Gympie on Saturday.
Earlier in the season, Crusaders defeated Gympie Valleys in both the 40-over and T20 competitions.
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Murgon’s Courtney Sippel played a key role in Queensland Fire’s victory in the final of the Women’s National Cricket league competition on Saturday.
Fire finished in second spot on the ladder and faced top placegetters Victoria in the final, played at St Kilda in Victoria.
It’s the first time Queensland has taken home the Ruth Preddy Cup – after being runners-up five times.
Victoria won the toss and sent Queensland in.
At the end of their 50 overs, the Fire were 8/317 with Mikayla Hinkley top scoring with 53 off 54 balls.
In reply, Victoria were bowled out in the 43rd over for 205.
Sippel took three wickets – including that of opener Bhavisha Devchand for just five runs – and finished with figures of 3/44 off 7.4 overs.
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The South Burnett cricket season may be over, but that didn’t stop a bunch of keen cricketers taking to Lyle Vidler Oval on Saturday for a pink ball day of social cricket.
The match was hosted by Wooroolin Warriors, after being postponed earlier in the season.
Team 1 were 178 at the end of 30 overs.
Top scorer was Tim Blanch with 72.
In reply, Team 2 won by one wicket with Jason Riley (99) and Stephen Kirkland (not out 50) top scoring.