The organisers of Saturday’s Cricket 4 Life fundraiser in Kingaroy were hoping to raise $20,000 for Relay For Life … but their expectations have hit a six.
Queensland Bulls Masters Darren Lehmann and Jimmy Peirson will be the cricket stars headlining the inaugural Bendigo Bank Cricket 4 Life day in Kingaroy next month.
The $115,000 redevelopment of the River Road cricket ground in Kingaroy is now complete after the installation of fencing, a new cricket pitch and two practice nets.
Local cricket hero Holly Ferling has quit the Queensland Fire to take up a contract with the ACT Meteors in the Women’s National Cricket League.
Murgon Cricket Club secured a double grand final victory last Saturday … after downing Wooroolin Vikings in the South Burnett contest, they defeated Wooroolin Warriors in the Gympie A Grade competition.
At one point, storm clouds clouds threatened to cut short the South Burnett Cricket Grand Final on Saturday but sadly for the Wooroolin Vikings, Thor wasn’t on their side …
Two special awards handed out to junior players were the surprise at the South Burnett Cricket Association’s annual trophy ceremony held at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy last week.
Murgon are through to the Grand Final of the South Burnett Senior Cricket competition after downing Wooroolin Vikings in the Major Semi-Final last Saturday.
Young cricketers did the South Burnett proud last Sunday when the Grand Finals of the Wide Bay Intercity Championships were played in Bundaberg.
The wet weather meant no cricket matches went ahead in the South Burnett region at the weekend.
Despite a valiant stand by captain Ashley Sippel, Bundaberg proved too good for South Burnett in their Goodchild Shield grand final played at Lyle Vidler Oval on Sunday.
The two-day Gympie A Grade match between Wooroolin Warriors and Gympie Colts ended in a draw last Saturday at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.
Northern Stars drew first blood in Game 1 of the Under 17s challenge series played last Friday night at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy.
Stage 3 of the junior cricket redevelopment at River Road Park in Kingaroy will start soon, thanks to a $30,000 grant from Stanwell’s Tarong Community Partnership Fund.
Murgon cricketer Courtney Sippel was named Player of the Match in the Australia A victory over England A on Wednesday.
Three South Burnett junior cricket teams were in action last Saturday in the Wide Bay Championships at Murgon Sportsground, taking on visiting sides from the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.
South Burnett junior cricketers will be back in action this Saturday after the Christmas holidays but senior players will be taking a break after their hectic T20 series wrapped up last Saturday.
South Burnett youngsters who took part in the Master Blasters junior cricket program had the opportunity recently to experience cricket at the top level.
Wooroolin Warriors have put paid to any hopes of Murgon repeating last season’s triple crown success in the Gympie A Grade cricket competition, comprehensively defeating Crusaders on Saturday.
Queensland Cricket will be running a free cricket program in Cherbourg during the school holidays for local children.