Cricket season hits off
CRICKET: The Mundubbera cricket season is back, with the women’s seven-a-side and the men’s Twenty20 competition now under way.
The No Ballers managed to outrun the Pitch Slappers 59-58 in a nail-biting win in six overs.
Secretary Wayne Pashley said Twenty20 was a more exciting format of cricket.
“We were playing on the weekends, but we’ve now decided to play on Friday nights so we have both teams competing,” Pashley said.
“The game on Friday night came down to the last ball. It was a very close game and both teams did well.”
There are four teams in the competition.
“Next year we can incorporate some more teams, but there’s not an issue at the moment so we’ll just stick to the teams we have,” he said.
Pashley said cricket was both fun and challenging.
“Our Mundubbera cricket is social and competitive. Players are vying for the trophy and we have junior players coming through the ranks and they’re playing,” he said.
There was also a good combination of helpers for both games during the week.
“The ladies start at 6pm on Thursday and Friday nights. The men play Twenty20 straight after the ladies are finished,” he said.
There were several strong players in Friday night’s game.
“We had Chloe McGovern who had a good game in the No Ballers team, and for the Pitch Slappers, Shannon Beutel led from the front,” Pashley said.
A-TEAM: The seven-a-side cricket was a huge success on Friday afternoon in Mundubbera.
Naomi Clarke after hitting a good shot during the seven-a-side competition.
Players congratulate each other after the game.
Brittany Cross bowling to the cricket stumps.
Shannon Prendergast ready to hit the ball.