Sport

Carnival underlines strength

THERE is no doubt Ipswich is the strongest centre for junior cricket in south east Queensland country.

There are now more junior teams playing in fixtures than in previous years. The In2cricket Program for beginners is in full swing, Friday night cricket for 8-9-year-olds is expanding, and the girls' cricket programs at Limestone Park are popular.

Add to this the record representation of Ipswich players in South East Queensland teams selected to play at state carnivals, where in some age groups the team is made up of mostly Ipswich players.

Ipswich cricket is well aware of the importance of fostering junior cricket in the region, with an eye to the future, as these are the players it hopes will fill the ranks in senior club cricket.

Keeping these youngsters in Ipswich by providing pathways through the Hornets and the Pioneers is its ultimate aim.

In a positive move to boost Ipswich Junior Cricket, an under-13 invitational carnival will be held in Ipswich from January 14-18. The teams will play for the Les Kinnane Cup.

Four centres have accepted for the inaugural carnival with assurances from others they will compete in future years.

The matches will be played at the Ivor Marsden cricket grounds and it will be the first carnival played at the newly-revamped venue.

 

 

THE Webb Shield and Plunkett Cup teams both travel to Captain Cook Oval on Sunday.

The clash with Toowoomba is always competitive with honours shared in recent years.

The Pioneers Webb team has three South Queensland representatives in Ben O'Connell, Craig Cumming and Rhys O'Sullivan and a number of experienced players.

Batting first and getting a good total is a well proven strategy, as not all teams are good chasers, and this appears to be the case with the Ipswich team.

I am confident the boys can bounce back from the loss to the Gold Coast and prove too strong for Toowoomba. The young Hornets' Plunkett team should be close to full strength tomorrow and wouldn't have to improve much to beat Toowoomba.

Some more application by the lower order will strengthen the team overall, as it was the loss of the last five wickets for 11 runs that cost the youngsters their game against the Coast.

It was a mixed bag for the junior representative teams last week.

The Hornets Lord Taverners could not chase down Redlands' 313 and were dismissed for 200.

Sent in again, the boys batted solidly to be 1-77 at stumps.

The Shane Watson Cup under-16s also failed to match Gold Coast's total of 146 and were dismissed for 119. The local success came from the Ray Weier under-15s who put two wins together, proving too strong for Metropolitan South West.

The Pioneers' score of 145 was 13 runs too many for MSW.

Luke Muggeridge starred for Ipswich in scoring 34 runs and taking 2-12 with the ball.

Tobias Nugter scored 22 runs and Nathan Burge took 3-17 with the ball.

Topics:  cricket, ipswich hornets, ipswich pioneers




Woolies to shut Masters by year end

Masters Home Improvement - keen to get a foothold in Noosa. Photo Contributed

Hardware stores to shut down

We're ready to join A-League: Boyle

Western Pride Football Club logo

Western Pride working towards future opportunity

Latest deals and offers

Ipswich people love heritage

'It's a great vote of confidence for a program that was launched in 1992 and has since provided thousands of property owners with heritage conservation'


Snow White takes to the stage

Preljocaj conjures imagery from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale of 1812.

Preljocaj conjures imagery from original Brothers Grimm fairy tale

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.