Joshua Fearby hit 41 valuable runs for Kingaroy Services Blue at Nanango last Saturday

November 24, 2023

Kingaroy Services Blue proved too strong for Nanango Scorpions in their South Burnett senior cricket match at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango, last Saturday.

Kingaroy won the toss and elected to bat.

At the end of their 40 overs, they were 6/199.

Captain Glenn Kelly top-scored with 44 runs, with Josh Fearby not far behind with 41.

Fearby was caught and bowled by Nanango’s slow – and tall – bowler Matthew Badesso, who also tempted Trevor Black to get out the same way.

Badesso finished with 2/33 off seven overs.

Nicholas Scherger (2/17 off  eight) and Brett Burrows (2/31 off five) finished with the best bowling figures for Scorpions.

In reply, Nanango were all out for 118 in the 27th over.

Jay Steinhardt (36) and Rory O’Connor (31) were the top scorers.

Josh Fearby (4/30 off 5.2) and Glenn Culling (2/7 off two) were the pick of the Kingaroy bowlers.

Matthew Badesso took two sharp catches off his own bowling to take two key Kingaroy wickets
Kingaroy’s Justin Labinsky sends the ball away for a four … Labinsky retired hurt soon afterwards with 16 runs
Kingaroy’s Timothy Blanch hits one of his two boundaries for the day
Some sharp Nanango fielding in the outfield to save runs

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Other SB Senior Results

Murgon Diggers (4/253) defeated Wondai Wolves (3/242) by six wickets at Wondai Cricket Ground, despite a century knock by Wolves’ Lyndon Hopkins who scored 141 runs off 97 balls.

For Murgon, Jayden Heness was undefeated on 68 while Troy Litzow finished with 51 runs, which included eight boundaries.

Tingoora Vikings (7/222) continued their unbeaten run in the 2023-24 competition by downing Kingaroy Services Orange (8/121) by 101 runs  at Taabinga State School.

Wooroolin Warriors (6/171) defeated Tingoora Huntsmen (160 all out) by four wickets at Tingoora Sportsground.

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SB Junior Rep – Intercity Challenge

Round 3 games were played at Murgon Showgrounds on Sunday.

  • Under 12s – Fraser Coast (4/339) def. South Burnett (95 all out)

Mason Fuller-Sandys (29 not out), Deegan Zemek (11); Darcy Cullen (2/28) and Braxton Bartlett (1/22)

  • Under 14s –  South Burnett (8/161) def. Fraser Coast (140 all out)

Isaac Hauritz (56), Joe Carney (27); Darcy Harmsworth (3/5) and Josie Black (2/15)

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Junior Cricket

South Burnett junior teams took on Central Burnett and North Burnett teams at Gayndah:

Stage 2 

  • South Burnett(9/128) def. Central Burnett (82 all out) by 46 runs

SB innings: Karl Rockemer (16), Beau Crawford (13), Hayden McCrea (13); Prue Burnham (1/4) and Hudson Euler (2/4)

CB innings: Chase 13, Max Burnham 8; Jacob Shepherd (3/7) and Harry Bartlett (3/12)

Stage 3

  • North Burnett (9/189) def. South Burnett (63 all out) by 126 runs

NB innings: Theo Kelly (124 not out), Declan Mitchell (26 not out); Braxton Bartlett (3/9) and Josie Black (1/5)

SB innings: Isaac Hauritz (10), Warren Newton (8 not out); Shane Miller (2/3) and Hayden Galloway (2/5)

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Gympie A Grade 

  • Wooroolin Warriors (4/124) def. Gympie Royals (124 all out) by six wickets at Murgon Showgrounds
  • Murgon Crusaders (257) def. Gympie Valleys (67) by 190 runs at Murgon Showgrounds

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This Weekend’s Games

SB Junior Competition – Round 6 (8:00am start)

Stage 2 

  • Tingoora Vikings v Kingaroy Kookaburras at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Kingaroy Cobras v Nanango Scorpions at River Road, Kingaroy

Stage 3

  • Kingaroy v Nanango Scorpions at Taabinga State School

SB Senior Competition – Round 8 (12:30pm start) 

  • Tingoora Huntsmen v Tingoora Vikings at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Murgon Diggers v Nanango Scorpions at Murgon Showgrounds
  • Kingaroy Services Orange v Kingaroy Services Blue at Taabinga State School
  • Wondai Wolves v Wooroolin Warriors at Wondai Cricket Ground

Gympie A Grade One-Day Competition – Round 7 (12:30pm start)

  • Wooroolin Warriors v Gympie Colts at Kozminsky Oval, Gympie
  • Murgon Crusaders v Gympie Harlequins at Murgon Showgrounds

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In social cricket, a community match between players representing hotels in Kilkivan and Theebine will be held at Weir Oval on the Wide Bay Highway north of Kilkivan from 10:00am on Saturday. 

There will be live entertainment, food and a licensed bar and prizes to be won.


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