Burnett guides Callide-Dawson to win
By AARON KELLY
TO AVOID a ribbing from his team-mates, Callide Dawson allrounder Scott Burnett knew he had to come up with something special in Biloela last weekend.
Playing in the opening round of the Central Queensland Championships, Burnett helped steer Callide Dawson to an upset sevenrun win over defending champions Gladstone.
After "dropping a sitter and missing a run-out'' early in Gladstone's run-chase, Burnett took three late wickets. "I was lucky,'' he said.
Another player to impress for the home side was wicket-keeper Shane McCrohon, who top-scored with 32 runs and caught a "screamer'' in the dying overs.
r The Rockhampton Grammar School open boys team will take a "no fear'' approach into next week's State finals in Brisbane.
The North Queensland champions will join the South Queensland champions, and Brisbane's two best schools, in the finals starting on Monday.
Joining the Rockhampton Cricket Association's senior fixtures for the first time this season, Grammar lead the fourth grade competition after the opening four rounds.
One of the stars has been runmachine Trent Kenny, who has scored 181 runs at an average of 90.50, which includes a century.
r HAMILTON, New Zealand ? As the Black Caps top order continues to struggle and with Australia on the horizon, spinner Daniel Vettori has offered his ser- vices as an opener for the one-day cricket side.
Fresh from a 4-0 defeat at the hands of South Africa, New Zealand must quickly re-group before facing the world champion Australian team in the threematch Chappell-Hadlee series, beginning on December 3.
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