Kingaroy overcomes Moranbah cricketers
FOR the past 28 years, Cam Tindall has missed just two visits to Rockhampton for The Morning Bulletin/Rockhampton Cricket Country Carnival ? under protest.
"I've only missed the two (country carnivals) because we had to take the kids to boarding school,'' said Tindall yesterday, on his way home to the family property between Longreach and Winton.
"If it was up to me I wouldn't have missed them, but the wife had the win.''
Tindall, 46, celebrated Kingaroy's commanding first grade turf victory against Moranbah in their reduced 25-over decider at Judds Park on Saturday.
Due to overnight rain all final round games were played as 25over matches on concrete wickets.
Kingaroy, fresh from their Queensland Cricket Country Carnival title win in Brisbane, smashed a whirlwind 5/225 from 25 overs before a gallant Moranbah outfit was all out for 104 in reply.
Veteran Kingaroy off-spinner Brian Walters, 59, was the star with the ball, claiming matchwinning figures of 6/19, despite some light-hearted sledging from his team-mates.
"We reckon he bowls nude balls because he's got nothing on them,'' Tindall said.
It was a sweet victory for the Kingaroy boys who have finished runner-up to defending champions Clermont for the past three years.
"Now the boys want to go to Charters Towers,'' Tindall said of his team's next challenge at Australia's largest country cricket carnival.
In the first grade concrete division, the Bidgood's XI were crowned champions after a 115run win over Pink Lily.
The Baralaba family team rolled Pink Lily for 93 after scoring an impressive 5/208.