Young local cricketers take on the competition with grit and determination

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Cricket report:

The intercity carnival was played over the weekend of 19-20 February with Biloela and Dawson Valley players combining to represent our region at the main fixture for regional cricket and organised through CQ Junior Cricket.

 U11 was hosted and played at the Biloela Junior Cricket grounds at Magavalis Stadium.

U12 was hosted and played at Emerald.

U14 was hosted and played at Gladstone.

U16 was hosted and played at Rockhampton.

This year we had players representing our regions in under 11, under 12 and under 16.

We played with a best ever result to date for the area with our U11 Callide Dawson team coming away with a win in the last game of the four game series with some gritty play and determination to overcome Rocky Blue. There were some excellent individual performances and great team play as the boys and girl (yes we were the only team playing a girl at this age level) stood up to say we want to win to run 5th on the ladder.

Our U 12 team saw two Biloela players combine with the Gladstone team to play in Emerald, coming away with three out of four wins for the tournament and running 2nd on the ladder.

Our U16 team played out of their skin with two tough games on the first day but rallied to take two wins on the second day of play. We saw some great partnerships and good runs scored, backed up by some outstanding bowling to get the wood on Rocky and Gladstone on the Sunday and we ended up running 3rd on the ladder.

This is an amazing effort for a small country club to be mixing it with the bigger regional areas and winning tough games of cricket and all our thanks go to the coaches and managers who travelled with these teams to facilitate, mentor, lift spirits and encourage our players of the future to strive for success. Volunteers are the lifeblood of junior sports so thank you Darren Hebbard (U11 & U16), Tony Cock (U11), Rob Poulton (u12), Leon Sternberg (u12), Dillion West (u16) and Steve Emmerson (u16).

We would also like to thank the sponsors of the  AMWU Callide Dawson representative teams:

Callide and Dawson Branches of the AMWU (naming sponsor)

DJ Steel Biloela

Hebbards Engineering

McCullough Training and transport services

Photos by Vicki Bradshaw

Jackson Cock ended up with player of the carnival (includes all regional teams in the U16) with most runs and most wickets for the weekend.
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