Waves crash on opposition

THE Twenty20 competition has been run and won for another year. In Division 1, early pace-setters Country Wests were brought back to earth in their match against Brothers on Saturday morning

They were routed for 76 runs and then watched Brothers steadily overhaul that total.

With Across The Waves having little trouble in dispatching the re-emerging Norths, a close finish on points saw Waves taking on Brothers in the finals.

The Waves boys set up a total that was out of the reach of Brothers, wrestling the silverware from 2009/10 champions Country Wests.

So what is the heads-up for the rest of the season?

All clubs have players to return, and with two wins each leading up to the final, the three established clubs haven't really shown early season form.

Norths will see their share of success during the season as they gather experience and players, and will benefit from being in the mix every week.

With the inception of the inter-city competition with the Fraser Coast teams, the extra variety in play will be welcomed by the Bundy teams. This competition kicks off on October 9.

Another fantastic effort in the finals saw Isis take out Divisions 3 and 4, both against ATW. The club arrived on the scene last season and through a great membership drive in the off-season, the club now has two very competitive teams.

Let's hope they continue their form run. Division 2 was won by ATW over Country Wests, with a hotly contested run to the finals decided by only two points.

The Juniors start their season this weekend with under-10s and 14s playing in the morning and 12s and 16s in the afternoon.

Check with club managers and coaches with regard to details. If there are still any kids out there wanting to play, you can also contact the clubs.

Our representative squads will travel to play South Burnett on October 17 and then away again on October 31 to play Fraser Coast.

Some of our juniors will also be involved with Wide Bay trials in Bundaberg on the weekend of October 23 and 24.

Our Under-19s play away against Fraser Coast this weekend, and our seniors start their Goodchild Shield campaign the following weekend against Gympie.

Both teams have top quality players and we look forward to seeing them ply their skills in the first home games later this year.

Another exciting promotion to mark in your diaries is a match between a local representative side and a visiting team of former greats, including the likes of Jimmy Maher, Michael Kasprowicz and Darren Lehmann.

The visitors will hit town on November 4, holding a junior coaching session at Salter Oval, attending a corporate dinner that night, and then matching it with our best in a Twenty20 showdown at Salter Oval the following night.

More details will become available in coming weeks.

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