FLASHBACK: The victorious South Burnett players after their Goodchild Shield victory in the 2023 final

February 8, 2024

Kingaroy will host the final of the prestigious Goodchild Shield senior cricket competition this Sunday at Lyle Vidler Oval.

The South Burnett XI are hosting the final after blazing through the three rounds undefeated.

In a replay of last year’s competition, they will be facing up against second placegetters Bundaberg.

The action is due to start at 9:00am.

The Goodchild Shield is a four-way competition between senior sides from Gympie, Bundaberg, the Fraser Coast and South Burnett.

South Burnett players selected to take on Bundy on Sunday are: Tom Currin, Harry Sippel, Nathan Roderick, Nick Sanewski, Lehman Brunjes, Brenton Polzin, Riley Sippel, Trent Riddell (c), Ashley Sippel, Matthew Dugdell, Jared Sippel and Kieran Askin.

The two sides last met on January 21 in Kingaroy.

South Burnett bowled out Bundaberg for 108 and then overtook the target in 20.5 overs for the loss of just three wickets.

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Junior Representative Cricket 

Round 5 of the Intercity Challenge between junior regional teams was played at Gympie on Sunday:

  • Under 12s – Gympie (3/157) def. South Burnett (120 all out) by 37 runs

SB batting: B. Laherty 19, D. Zemek 14 and H. McCrea 13
SB bowling: B. Bartlett 2/5 and M. Curtis 1/13

  • Under 14s – Gympie (152 all out) def. South Burnett (92 all out) by 60 runs

SB batting: T. Kelly 33 and J. Carney 10
SB bowling: T. Kelly 3/19, D. Harmsworth 2/14 and J. Carney 2/17

  • Under 16s – South Burnett (6/106) def. Gympie (105 all out) by four wickets

SB batting: B. Scott 57 not out
SB bowling: H. Donohue 2/10, H. Brown 1/8 and J. Prendergast 1/9

NB. All Round 4 games, scheduled to be played at Murgon Sportsground on January 28, were washed out.

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Douglas Hoare playing for Wooroolin Warriors on Saturday at Lyle Vidler Oval

Congratulations to several South Burnett junior cricketers who were selected to play for Wide Bay in recent carnivals:

  • Under 12s – Elliot Black, Braxton Bartlett, Mason Fuller-Sandys and Hudson Murphy
  • Under 15s – Douglas Hoare and Jamie Searle

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SB Junior Cricket 

Three junior cricketers watching the seniors in action at Lyle Vidler Oval last Saturday … Deegan Zemek (Stage 2, Kingaroy), Darcy Harmsworth (Stage 3, Kingaroy) and Angus Elford (Stage 3, Nanango)

The first round of new year fixtures in the 2023-24 South Burnett Junior Cricket competition were played on Saturday (February 3).

It was a big day for the Stage 3 players, who had the opportunity to test their skills on the grass pitch at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.

Many of the young players then stayed to watch the seniors game between Kingaroy Services Blue and Wooroolin Warriors.

  • Stage 1 – Nanango Scorpions 152 def .Kingaroy 77 at River Road, Kingaroy

Nanango innings: Eddie Morrow 19, Zac Schipanski 18; Braxton Threadingham 2/8, Leo Taylor 1/9
Kingaroy innings: Braxton Threadingham 10, Jack Wallis 7; Mitch Mangan 2/2, Lachlan Mangan 1/12

  • Stage 2 – Nanango Scorpions 7/123 def. Kingaroy Kookaburras 8/103 by 20 runs at Taabinga State School
  • Stage 3 – Nanango Scorpions 5/144 def. Kingaroy 6/110 by 34 runs at Lyle Vidler Oval

Nanango innings: Warren Newton 39; Darcy Harmsworth 2/11, Ledger Comello 1/19
Kingaroy innings: Joe Carney 25 not out, Isaac Hauritz 20; Tiffany Cook 1/7; Jamie Sherwell 1/9

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Fletcher Black was unbeaten on 53 for Kingaroy Services Blue on Saturday

SB Senior Cricket

February 3: Round 12

  • Tingoora Vikings (4/236) def. Nanango Scorpions (119 all out) by 117 runs at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Kingaroy Services Blue (3/209) def. Wooroolin Warriors (106 all out) by 103 runs at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy
  • Wondai Wolves (6/240) def. Tingoora Huntsmen (118 all out) by 122 runs at Wondai Cricket Ground
  • Kingaroy Services Orange (9/101) def. Murgon Diggers (75 all out) by 26 runs at Murgon Showgrounds

January 20: Round 11

  • Kingaroy Services Orange (219 all out)  def. Wondai (72 all out) by 147 runs at Taabinga State School
  • Kingaroy Services Blue drew with Murgon Diggers at Wondai Cricket Ground – game abandoned
  • Tingoora Vikings (6/268) def. Wooroolin Warriors (9/217) by 51 runs at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Nanango Scorpions (6/138) def. Tingoora Huntsmen (137 all out) by four wickets at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango

January 13: Round 10

  • Kingaroy Services Orange (7/278) def. Tingoora Huntsmen (69 all out) by 209 runs at Tingoora Sportsground
  • Murgon Diggers (4/101)  drew with Tingoora Vikings at Murgon Sportsground – game abandoned
  • Kingaroy Services Blue (3/98) def. Wondai Wolves (95 all out) by seven wickets at Wondai Cricket Ground
  • Nanango Scorpions (6/156) def. Wooroolin Warriors (154 all out) by four wickets at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango
Noah Birch in action for Wooroolin Warriors against Kingaroy Services Blue
Sam Scott hit 55 runs for Kingaroy Services Orange at Taabinga State School on January 20

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Gympie A Grade 

Jan 27 / Feb 3: Two-Day Competition – Round 3

  • Murgon Crusaders (9/345) defeated Gympie Valleys (86 all out, 4/87) by one wicket at Jack Ison Oval, Gympie
  • Gympie Royals forfeited to Wooroolin Warriors

January 13: One-Day Competition – Semi-Final

  • Wooroolin Warriors (8/198) def. Murgon Crusaders (161 all out) by 37 runs at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy, earning Warriors a spot in the One-Day Grand Final

NB. The Grand Final of the Gympie A Grade One-Day competition – due to be played between Wooroolin Warriors and Gympie Harlequins at Gympie on January 20 – has been rescheduled to March 3 due to wet weather.

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This Weekend’s Games


SB Junior Competition – Round 9 (8:00am start)

Stage 1

  • Kingaroy v Nanango Scorpions at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango

Stage 2

  • Tingoora Vikings v Kingaroy Kookaburras at Kingaroy State School
  • Nanango Scorpions v Kingaroy Cobras at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango

Stage 3

  • Nanango Scorpions v Kingaroy at Alan Downie Sportsfields, Nanango

SB Senior Competition – Round 13 (12:30pm start)

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

Gympie A Grade Two-Day Competition – Round 4 Day 1 (12:30pm start)

  • Murgon Crusaders v Harlequins at Murgon Sportsground
  • Gympie Colts v Wooroolin Warriors at Jack Ison Oval, Gympie


Goodchild Shield Final

  • 9:00am – South Burnett v Bundaberg at Lyle Vidler Oval, Kingaroy

Ros Heit for South Burnett Division 6
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