Frenchville Green Machine batsman Clay Crouch aims for the middle distance with this shot against Calliope Colts yesterday.
Frenchville Green Machine batsman Clay Crouch aims for the middle distance with this shot against Calliope Colts yesterday. CHRIS ISON CI

Country Carnival great success

THE cricket gods have been smiling on the 2010 Country Carnival with spectacular weather for the first two days of competition.

Organiser Bevan Crozier could not be happier at the way the carnival is progressing and now hopes it continues throughout today when the finals are played.

“We have had two excellent days of cricket,” Crozier confirmed.

The carnival is following its usual format of seven grades of competition on both turf and concrete.

With games played around the area Crozier takes in as many matches as possible and is able to judge from the reaction of participants on the success of the carnival.

“There have been no complaints,” he said.

There have, however, been surprises.

On the opening day in the First Grade Turf competition, last year’s winner Moranbah had its hopes dented when it was downed by those seasoned cricketers of the Frenchville club, The Green Machine.

In the other match of that grade the Calliope Colts were too good for the Colts of Biloela.

On concrete, Poddy’s XI beat McKenzie River, while Stanage Bay defeated Gracemere.

The match of the tournament was at Kettle Park with the fifth-grade concrete game between St Lawrence and Brenno’s Boys a thriller.

Set a massive 312 runs to win, St Lawrence got there with a six off the last ball of their 40 overs.

The carnival ends today with the prizegiving celebrations taking place at Rockhampton Cricket Ground starting at 5pm.



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