Topics:  eastern taipans, ipswich logan premier league, twenty20 cricket

T20 night moves a Monday X Factor

THE Ipswich Logan Premier League Twenty 20 competition has featured the likes of Queensland Bulls player Chris Lynn already this season.

Yet each of the opening six rounds have attracted no more than paltry crowds.

Eastern Taipans club president Brad Hines thinks it is because many in Ipswich are still not aware that the competition is being played, with a game every Monday night at Mark Marsh Oval.

Tonight's game between Eastern Taipans and Laidley will feature Laidley's dual signed Brisbane Souths first graders Dan and Anthony Wilson and Lachlan Pfeffer.

Taipans are looking to make amends for their opening Twenty20 match of the season when they saw their score of 164 chased down by Alberton.

The match saw 329 runs scored in 38 overs, a run rate of nearly nine an over.

It makes for great entertainment for anyone with nothing better to do than watch The X Factor, according to Hines.

Laidley club president Peter Wood is right behind him in endorsing the quality of the new competition.

"I think it's good," Wood said.

"The boys enjoy it and the venue is good.

"It was a good idea."

Matches are competitive, the players take it seriously and there is more to it that just swing and hope, according to Wood.

"They always want to win every comp," he said of his Blue Dogs.

"Laidley played the first game (beating Northsiders) and the wicket was quite slow.

"It made scoring runs quite difficult.

"We went a bit too hard.

"You have to build a score.

"It was a good night."

Laidley versus Eastern Taipans is on tonight (6.30pm) at Mark Marsh Oval, Limestone Park.



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