Bulls roar to win third title

Terror Bulls with the trophy after taking out the Bundaberg Veterans Cricket Carnival.
Terror Bulls with the trophy after taking out the Bundaberg Veterans Cricket Carnival. Contributed

FOR years, they have put fear into opposition sides at the 11th annual Bundaberg Veterans Cricket Club Eight-a-Side Carnival and the Gracemere Terror Bulls did it again at the weekend.

Fifteen teams went in to battle at Kendall's Flat but it was the popular Terror Bulls who charged to their third title at the carnival in the past six years.

After being beaten finalists last year, they swept all before them, winning their five Pool A games against Brizzy Bashers, Rocky Tigers, defending champions Mackay NoBros, Sunshine Coast Antiquarians and South Burnett respectively, scoring 593 runs and taking 24 wickets along the way.

The Bulls topped Pool A on 35.73 points, in advance of NoBros 30.31, Rocky Tigers 25.91, Antiquarians 25.26, South Burnett 18.69, Brizzy Bashers 18.57, Queensland Cricketers Club 14.06 and Gladstone's XXXX Golden Oldies 8.65.

Warwick headed Pool B on 37.03 points, marginally in front of Lockyer Legends 36.64, Cudgen 25.97, Dalby Golden Oldies 24.67, Logan Legends 22.74, Bundy Veterans, who lost all of their four matches, 12.46 and Craigieburn 7.95.

Both Warwick and Lockyer won their four games, with Warwick accounting for, in turn, the local side, Craigieburn, Cudgen and Logan, while the Lockyer side disposed of Logan, Dalby, Bundaberg and Craigieburn respectively.

Lockyer racked up most runs in the pool with 548, closely followed by Warwick with 539, but Warwick picked up most wickets with 23 to Lockyer's 20 to give them the edge in bonus points and secure their place in the deciding shoot-out.

Gracemere batted first in the final but were restricted to a modest 5-109 from their 14 overs after Warwick's Ted Tishler, who previously only had one wicket to his credit, made an early double-breakthrough with two wickets in three balls.

He had the Bulls' opener highest scorer in their pool games, Rick Jones, caught by keeper Paul Smart for 11, then bowled their Bundaberg No. 3 Greg Jensen.

Gracemere's second leading run-getter, Eric Munchow, followed for just two, but with opener Mark Moffatt anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 28 from 34 balls, and solid knocks of 25 and 16 from numbers five Wayne Hamilton and six Darren Taylor respectively, they came up with a competitive total.

After getting off to a great start with the openers racing to 45 in 5.2 overs, Warwick suffered a collapse of 3-5, with Lloyd Chapman making the breakthrough, Jensen delivering a wicket-maiden, removing dangerman Ted Tishler, and Munchow chipping in with a scalp.

No. 5 David Kerchevil did his best to lift the side with an unbeaten 25 from 20 balls, but the tail departed in quick succession before big hitting opener, former Wide Bay director of coaching, Joe Marsh, returned after being mandatorily retired after reaching 35.

He finished unbeaten on 43 from 30 balls but by then the runs required were out of reach at they finished 11 short at 6-98.

Jensen was a key contributor to the victory with 1-5 from his two overs.

Munchow received the award for most wickets at the carnival, while NoBros' Russell English was the leading run-getter with 159 and he also struck the equal most sixes with 10, but Antiquarians' Shane Riley received the award on countback after being first to clear the boundary 10 times.

Topics:  cricket

Workers of all ages getting a better chance

JOBS BOOST: Employment Minister Grace Grace with BMG staff Robbie Bartholdt and Rob Ellis.

More than 80 jobseekers get work under program

Hospital board chair Dominic Devine has stepped down

HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE: Wide Bay Health Chief Dominic Devine outside the doors of the original building of the Bundaberg Base Hospital. 
Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail

Deputy chair Barbara Hovard OAM will assume the role of acting chair

Unique approach sets our SES apart as state's best

TOP HONOURS: Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey with Bundaberg Regional SES Unit members Clint Lythall, Ray Smith, Jeff Green, Samantha Clough, Robert DeFlorian and Amanda Green.

Top honours for our SES volunteers

Local Partners

Unique approach sets our SES apart as state's best

THE region's nine SES groups and its volunteers have been recognised as the state's best at an awards ceremony in Brisbane.

Men's Shed to open soon

MEN'S SHED: Rob Miller and Col Driver at the new Gayndah Men's Shed.

The Gayndah Men's Shed is ready to open

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

Priscilla concerned people will forget about Elvis

Priscilla Presley source Bang

She says she feels responsible to keep his legacy going

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.