Cricketers turn up the heat
Club hosts 25th annual six-a-side comp
THE sun was shining, the temperatures high, and the action in full swing at the Dalby Cricket fields at the weekend.
On Saturday, 22 teams from Dalby and surrounding areas flocked to the cricket ground for the club’s annual six-a-side carnival fundraiser.
Club secretary Tim Hart said the carnival, which has been running for about 25 years, was the main fundraiser for the year ahead.
“We haven’t checked fundraising figures yet, but it was a successful day,” he said.
“It’s a social day as well as the serious side, for example a lot of girls who were partners of players decided to make their own all-female side and they had a lot of fun.
“At the moment, we’re negotiating with council to put in a couple of practice nets, so a lot of funds raised would go toward constructing those nets.”
“It would make an extreme difference for us, at the moment there are only two practice nets in town.
“One of them is near railway tracks where snakes are very active, and the others are at Dalby South School, so getting new nets means we wouldn’t be conflicting with schools or other groups.”
The carnival, which ran from 8.30am and consisted of a series of short five-over games, finished with presentations.
It was a busy day for Chris Wilkes, who took home the prizes for most 6s and runs, while Jason Baker won most wickets.
The Division 1 competition was won by Sleepy 7s, who have competed at the carnival every year.
While the tournament is all over for another year, the club is continuing to host junior players on Saturday mornings and seniors in the afternoon.
“We’re still building on junior numbers and would love them to keep increasing,” Hart said.
“We’re always happy for any new kids to come over and have a try on a Saturday morning.
“We’ll still take numbers up until March.”
The Dalby Cricket Club would like to thank all sponsors for their support and donations at Saturday’s carnival.
WINNERS: Ryan ‘Sleepy’ Gleeson, one of the original team members, with the Sleepy 7s players, winners of the Dalby Cricket Carnival.