Kingaroy JCA were victorious in the Stage 3 Grand Final at Lyle Vidler Oval last Saturday

March 22, 2024

Kingaroy proved too strong for Nanango Scorpions in the South Burnett Cricket Association’s Stage 3 Grand Final, played at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy last Saturday.

Stage 3 is a mixed competition for Under 16 cricketers.

Nanango won the toss and elected to bowl.

All the Kingaroy batters made a start, with Jayden Prendergast (14), Isaac Hauritz (14) and Ledger Comello (13) top-scoring.

For Nanango, Codi Green (1/9), Darcy Cullen (1/13) and Elliot Black (1/17) finished with the best bowling figures.

In reply, Nanango were bowled out for 79.

Angus Elford (30), Josie Black (14) and Mac Smith (7) were the top-scorers.

Kingaroy’s best bowlers were D’arcy Harmsworth (2/5), Hudson Murphy (2/13) and Mason Fuller-Sandys (2/5).

After the match, awards for the season were handed out (see below) with several players from both sides picking up representative awards.

Nanango Scorpions put up a competitive fight against Kingaroy in the Stage 3 Grand Final
Joe Carney finished not out 13 for Kingaroy 
Codi Green took 1/9 for Nanango
Isaac Hauritz retired with 14 runs for Kingaroy
Darcy Cullen took 1/13 for Nanango, trapping Jayden Prendergast LBW
Jayden Prendergast makes it home just in time for Kingaroy
Nanango bowler Jamie Sherwell conceded just a dozen runs

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Other Junior Results 

Stage 1 Grand Final

  • Nanango Scorpions (120) v Kingaroy (100)

Kingaroy innings: Jack Wallis 13, Braxton Threadingham 13, Rihaan Singh 5; Leo Taylor 4/11, Riley Schipanski 2/2 and Zac Schipanski 1/9
Nanango innings: Zac Schipanski 21, Pat Atkinson 13, Mitch Mangan 9; Braxton Threadingham 3/13 and Madelyn Koehler 1/9

Stage 2 Grand Final

  • Kingaroy 6/142 tied with Nanango Scorpions (7/142)

Nanango innings: Beau Laherty 22, Caleb Schipanski 12, Zac Schipanski 9; Mitch Stretton 2/16, Dane Hampton 2/17 and Max Curtis 1/8
Kingaroy innings: Dane Hampton 16, Mitch Stretton 16, Beau Crawford 13; Beau Laherty 3/13, Caleb Schipanski 2/13 and Pat Atkinson 2/15

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Gympie A Grade

Minor premiers Murgon Crusaders fell short in their Grand Final clash against Gympie Valleys, played in Gympie last Saturday.

At the end of two days of rain-interrupted play, Crusaders were all out for 87 (in 49 overs) while Valleys were 8/106.

Resuming on Saturday, Valleys added just a few more runs, all out for 114.

Crusaders’ second innings started stronger with Lehman Brunjes hitting 22 runs before he was bowled.

Jason Webber (39) and Brenton Polzin (32) were the top scorers, with Riley Sippel adding 11 valuable runs near the tail.

Murgon were all out for 127 in the 25th over.

Valleys finished 5/89 in their second innings.

Murgon’s best bowlers across the two innings were Jake Sippel (4/25 and 2/13) , Riley Sippel (1/13 and 1/8) and Thomas Currin (1/3 and 1/17).

Crusaders lost by five wickets.

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2023-24 South Burnett Award Winners

Scorpions’ Josie Black was announced as the winner of the Shane Cullen Memorial Award at the recent SBCA cricket awards presentations

SBCA Senior Competition

  • Batting Aggregate – Tavis Hartwig – 941 runs
  • Batting Average – Tavis Hartwig- 134.43
  • Bowling Aggregate – Matt Badesso – 21 wickets
  • Bowling Average – Fletcher Black – 12.7

Goodchild Shield Player of the Year – Trent Riddell

SBCA Junior Representative Awards

  • U12s Player of the Year- Mason Fuller-Sandys
  • U12s Players’ Player – Elliott Black
  • U12s Coaches Award – Darcy Cullen
  • U14s Player of the Year – Theo Kelly
  • U14s Players’ Player – Joe Carney
  • U14s Coaches Award – Isaac Hauritz
  • U16s Player of the Year – Braidyn Scott
  • U16s Players’ Player – Jackson Kerkow
  • U16s Coaches Award – Slater Green

Shane Cullen Memorial Award – SBCA Spirit of the Game – Josie Black


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