Country Wests batsman Daniel Faulkner drives the ball to the boundary in Sunday’s grand final match against Brothers at Salter Oval.
Country Wests batsman Daniel Faulkner drives the ball to the boundary in Sunday’s grand final match against Brothers at Salter Oval. Max Fleet

New era for Bundy cricket

THE Bundaberg cricket landscape has been given a major shake-up only days before the first fixtures of the season are scheduled to begin.

The late registration of former Bundaberg Cricket Association division one contender North Bundaberg to the competition has forced a complete overhaul of the long-anticipated inter-city competition featuring teams from Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Instead of a 15-week inter-city competition to be played between teams from Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg during byes; a new nine-team competition to be played over nine consecutive weeks will begin next month.

Across The Waves president and Bundaberg Cricket Association committee member Noel Stitt said the return of North Bundaberg and the subsequent re-vamp of the inter-city competition concept was a win for local cricket.

“It’s great to see Norths back in the competition and I think it’s going to strengthen both the local and the inter-city competitions,” he said.

Stitt hoped the inter-city competition would signal a new era for cricket in the Bundaberg region.

“I think it’s going to strengthen the sport on a local level and help our local cricketers develop,” he said.

The Bundaberg Cricket Association pre-season 20-20 competition will get underway tomorrow at 11.30am with matches between Brothers and Norths and Country Wests and Across The Waves.



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