Riley Sippel bowled eight overs for Murgon, including one maiden … he was one of four Sippels in the home team, joining Ashley, Jake and Damien on the oval

September 21, 2021

Murgon Crusaders defeated A Grade newcomers Gympie Royals on Saturday in Round 2 of the Gympie cricket competition.

Royals won the toss at Murgon Sportsground and batted first.

At the end of their 40 overs they were 4/201 with M Adeel Abid top-scoring with 58, including six sixes.

Lovedeep Singh (37), Sachith Nanayakkara (32) and Abhinav Sharma (32) also added valuable runs.

Ashley Sippel (2/23 off eight overs) and Tom Currin (1/20 off six overs) were the best of the Murgon bowlers.

In reply, Murgon overtook Gympie’s target in the 37th over for the loss of just one wicket.

Opener Troy Dennien led the way, smashing 14 boundaries – including one six – to finish not out 108.

Fellow opening bat Kurt McArthur notched up his half century, bowled for 52 by M Adeel Abid (1/24 off eight overs).

Murgon will take on Gympie Valleys next Saturday at Spencer Oval in Gympie.

Gympie Royals’ Lovedeep Singh was caught on the boundary by Kurt McArthur for 37 runs
Ashley Sippel took two wickets for Murgon Crusaders

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Gympie Colts defeated Wooroolin Warriors by nine runs in their A Grade game played in Gympie.

Wooroolin won the toss and sent Colts in.

Gympie were all out for 191 in the 36th over.

Opener Jye Robinson top-scored with 69 before being bowled by Michael Wostear.

Ben Robinson finished not out 40.

Wostear took five wickets in his seven overs (5/20) while Tyler Heness took 3/45 off 7.5 overs.

In reply, Wooroolin started well with openers Reginald Wenham (26) and Luke Smith (48) hitting boundaries.

Jeffrey Rose (29) and Joseph Steinhardt (21) also kept the scoreboard ticking over.

But Wooroolin ran out of time, with the score at 8/182 at the end of their 40 overs.

Next Saturday, Warriors will face Gympie Harlequins at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.

The two South Burnett teams have now had one win and one loss each in the Gympie competition.

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On Sunday, Thomas Currin, Nathan Roderick and Joe Steinhardt were in action for Wide Bay at Maryborough in Round 3 of the Lord Taverners Under 16s competition.

Roderick bowled Wynnum-Manly opener Connor Rudman (63) and finished with figures of 1/29 off 10 overs.

Steinhardt was unlucky with the ball (0/24 off five overs) but took two catches and finished not out 25.

Wide Bay (7/220) notched up their second win in the Lord Taverners competition downing Wynnum-Manly (5/217).

Wide Bay’s Round 4 game will be played on October 3 against University at the UQ Oval at St Lucia.

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South Burnett’s Charlotte Love, Emma Cullen, Abby Burrows and Emma Uebergang were also in action for Wide Bay at the weekend, playing in the Under 15s Female Central Challenge.

Two 20-over games were played at Nambour.

In the first, Wide Bay defeated Brisbane North. Love retired on 25, not out.

In the second game, BEARS defeated Wide Bay.

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