Gympie Cricket Association president Bob Blackburn is eager to get stuck into the season.
Gympie Cricket Association president Bob Blackburn is eager to get stuck into the season. Craig Warhurst

Gympie Cricket hosts Twenty20 comp

WHILE a seven-a-side competition will be a fun way to introduce a new Gympie cricket season, the serious competition begins on September 18.

To add something new into the mix this year, Gympie Cricket has altered its format and will start with a three-round Twenty20 competition.

The Twenty20 competition won’t be a novelty.

“Points collected during the Twenty20 competition will count towards the overall premiership,” Gympie Cricket Association president Bob Blackburn said.

Reserve and C Grade will play in the afternoon at Albert Park while A Grade will play in the evening under lights.

Blackburn said Twenty20 was a popular fixture of last season and Gympie Cricket was keen to give it more prominence.

“It’s also something different as well and hopefully that might attract a few new players,” he said.

Following the Twenty20 competition, normal rounds will begin with two full rounds of one day games before the two day competition fires up.

Meanwhile, the Gympie Offroad Gold XI representative team is up and running in preparation for the Sunshine Coast competition with training well underway.

The team is training under coaches Joe Laffey and John McClintock this year and trains Wednesday nights at the One Mile Ovals cricket nets.

Also on the representative scene, the Gympie team in the Goodchild Shield beings its campaign at home against Bundaberg on October 10.

Meanwhile, the Gympie Under 19 side will play South Burnett, also at home, on October 3.

Gympie Cricket is eager for new players. Contact Bob Blackburn on 5483 6296.

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