Good showing from cricket team
A GOOD showing by the Wide Bay cricket team in the Schaeffer Shield Country Carnival at the weekend resulted in the side finishing second behind South East Queensland.
Four teams - Darling Downs & South West City, Darling Downs & South West Country, South East Queensland and Wide Bay - went to Gympie's One Mile Complex for the two-day carnival.
In Saturday's game Wide Bay was narrowly beaten by South East Queensland, with Wide Bay batting first to be 9 for 227 after 50 overs.
Wide Bay's Kaden Dickfos (Gympie) batted well to reach 42, with good support from Anthony Eden (South Burnett) on 40. Bundaberg's Dale Steele added 19 to the total.
The game went down to the wire with South East Queensland reaching five for 258 in the 47th over to get away with the win.
In Sunday's game a tremendous batting performance by Wide Bay put it in the race with 5 for 453 against Darling Downs & South West Country
Batting first, Wide Bay's Anthony Eden (South Burnett) scored a double century to finish the innings on 212 not out, receiving plenty of support from Kaden Dickfos (Gympie) on 107, while Bundaberg's Callum Stitt chipped in to finish on 18 not out to help the side win by 228.
Unable to match the impressive score, Darling Downs & South West Country could only manage 8 for 225 by the end of the 50th over.
Wide Bay's Kaden Dickfos (Gympie), Anthony Eden (South Burnett), Louis Waugh (Gympie) and Tony Dugdell (South Burnett) were selected for the 2013 South Queensland team to play North Queensland at Mackay later this month.