October 6, 2023

The weather’s getting warmer … so it’s time for cricket! South Burnett’s local competitions are getting under way this weekend.

Stage 2 and Stage 3 junior cricketers will be mustering at the Alan Downie Sports Fields in Burnett Street, Nanango, at 8:00am on Saturday.

Teams competing this year will be Nanango Scorpions, Kingaroy Juniors and Tingoora Vikings.

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Round 1 of the South Burnett Cricket Association’s Senior competition will also be getting under way at 12:30pm on Saturday:

  • Tingoora Vikings v Tingoora Huntsmen at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Nanango Scorpions v Murgon Diggers at Alan Downie Sports Fields, Nanango
  • Kingaroy Services Blue v Kingaroy Services Orange at Taabinga State School
  • Wooroolin Warriors v Wondai Wolves at Kingaroy State School

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Two South Burnett-based teams are taking part again in the Gympie A Grade competition.

Round 1 was played on September 16 and September 23.

Murgon Crusaders (307 runs) defeated Gympie Royals (219 and 0/0) at Jack Ison Oval in Gympie.

Wooroolin Warriors (130 & 97) were defeated by Gympie Harlequins (9/178 dec & 0/2) at Keith Manthie Oval in Gympie.

At stumps on Day 1 of Round 2, played at Murgon Sportsground last Saturday, Murgon Crusaders (254) were leading Gympie Colts (3/66) by 188 runs.

At Kozminsky Oval in Gympie, Gympie Valleys were 4/248 against Wooroolin Warriors.

Day 2 of the Round 2 games will continue at the same venues on Saturday.

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South Burnett Under 15s have been playing in the Southern Queensland Challenge Steketee Cup since August 27.

They will take on the Toowoomba Falcons in Round 6 at Wondai Cricket Oval from 9:30am on Sunday.

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South Burnett Cricket will be fielding junior teams again this year in the Wide Bay Intercity Challenge.

Age groups will be Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s.

The first match will be against Bundaberg on October 22.

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Big Bash cricket legend Chris Lynn is coming to Kingaroy next Saturday (October 14).

Lynn is the BBL’s highest ever run-scorer,  and finished last season with a strike rate of more than 140 runs!

He is coming to Lyle Vidler Oval thanks to a partnership between the South Burnett Regional Council and the South Burnett Cricket Association.

He’ll be hitting a few balls, and also talking about mental health.

There’ll be a free barbecue and drinks available, but bookings are essential.


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