Twenty20 set for big return
GYMPIE cricket fans still riding high after Australia’s unlikely second test and series win against Pakistan can find plenty of local cricket action to enjoy in Gympie this afternoon.
The cricket being played is part of the start of a Twenty20 competition, involving A and reserve grade teams.
Today’s matches are the first of three, to be held over consecutive weekends, before a final for each grade will be held at Albert Park under lights on a date yet to be determined.
Gympie Cricket Association president Bob Blackburn said the club was keen to get the competition off the ground after Twenty20 cricket was so eagerly embraced by the public last year upon its debut.
“It was a big success last year so we wanted to do more with it this season,” he said.
It was feared rain would cancel the event, but Blackburn said late yesterday he was confident it could proceed.
“We’ve had to move Reserve grade to the concrete wickets at the One Mile Ovals, but A grade will be going ahead at Albert Park,” he said.
Today’s matches will get underway at 1pm and the public is encouraged to attend.Cricket Draw: Twenty20 Round 1
A Grade - 1pm
- Valleys vs Harlequins, Albert Park 1
- Colts vs Wests, Albert Park 2
Reserve Grade, 1pm
- Valleys vs Harlequins, One Mile 1
- Wests vs Colts, One Mile 2
- Tin Can Bay vs Colts, Tin Can Bay.
- Valleys vs Wests, Jack Ison
Harlequins – Bye.