Gympie Sunshine Coast Scorchers representative Josh Brady gets stuck into last year’s seven-a-side competition at the One Mile Ovals.
Gympie Sunshine Coast Scorchers representative Josh Brady gets stuck into last year’s seven-a-side competition at the One Mile Ovals. Codey Warhurst

Seven-a-side cricket on the radar

TIME is fast running out to grab a team of mates and register for the Gympie Cricket Association’s annual seven-a-side competition.

The competition will take place at the One Mile Ovals on Sunday, September 12 and nominations close next Monday.

Gympie Cricket Association president Bob Blackburn said he had received nominations for 16 teams but ideally was hoping for another six.

“It would be good if we could get another six teams before next Monday,” he said.

“The more teams we have, the better the competition.”

As an added incentive to a day full of fun, Gympie Cricket Association is now offering prize money to the winning teams in the four divisions being contested.

The winning teams will receive $240 while teams finishing second bag $120.

Blackburn said the money would give players a little push to not only get involved but strive for victory on the day.

“It’s a fun day and not too serious, but the money on offer should bring out good cricket,” he said.

Fees of $10 per person and $70 a team must be paid upon nomination.

Teams are asked to nominate which of the four grades (A, B, C and D) they consider suitable for their level of ability, but the final grading rests with the Gympie Cricket committee.

Nomination forms can be collected from Cooloola Civil Constructions, Woodrow’s Handcraft Mary Street, Sportspower, Melco Lanhams or by contacting Bob Blackburn (5483 6296) or Scott McIntosh (5482 8198).

Completed nominations with payment are to be returned to Bob Blackburn or posted to PO Box 101 Gympie 4570 by next Monday.

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