Cricket fever heats up
Charleville’s cricket is not slowing down as mid-season approaches
CRICKET: An unmatched passion for cricket in Charleville has borne three social teams, a rep team, and stacked sides in every junior age group for the 2018/19 season and, so far, the game has been thriving despite the intense summer heat.
Most of the kids have just finished up for the year ahead of the Christmas break and the coming weekend will mark the mid-season for the district social tournament, where six of the seven teams will face off across the region.
On Saturday, Tambo and Railways are booked to face off in Tambo, while Commercials and Quilpie will be playing in Charleville and Morven will have a home game against Cunnamulla.
But that’s not it for the summer sport, with Charleville kicking off its representative competition soon.
Next weekend the rep side will be travelling to St George for the first of their South West district games, and a new shield will be up for grabs in the under 12s league.
A Charleville versus Augathella T20 showdown will be played at the showgrounds on December 14, for the inaugural Blue Light Shield.
Both sides have a full line-up of kids ready to play, with the game doubling as an end-of-school-year celebration for the juniors.
Looking forward into the new year, cricket starts up again on January 12 with representative cricket.
Charleville will be playing Roma, with the rivals travelling to meet the local team at the showgrounds.
In the social rounds, play will start up on January 19, and then players will enjoy an Australia Day bye.
NEARLY THERE: The lead-up to Christmas break is on for local cricket, with juniors, district and social competitions all wrapping up for the mid-season.