Father and son pick up bats for 2010 carnival

YEPPOON'S  father and son duo, Rick and Isaac Jones, will grab their cricket bats again for the 2010 Rockhampton Cricket Inc. Country Carnival.

The pair will nominate their team “Dad and Dave”, which is made up of fathers and sons from Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Emerald for the highly-anticipated tournament on January 23-25.

“This will be our sixth year in the carnival and we have fathers and sons and daughters – it is a very fun and social tournament,” Rick Jones said.

But the Dad and Dave team won’t only be competing against other Central Queensland teams, but also against each other in a harmless family banter.

“The kids are getting older now and as the years have gone there has been a lot of inter team competition between the families,” Jones said.

The 2009 carnival saw more than 60 teams enter the popular tournament from across Gladstone, Gracemere, Keppel Sands, Longreach, Yeppoon and Rockhampton and next year will be no different.

Rockhampton Cricket is calling for all cricketers to nominate their teams for the carnival with nominations closing early next month.

Secretary of Rockhampton cricket, Bevan Crozier, said the carnival had had a lot of talk recently and he expects a big turnout.

“It’s really cricket in a good social environment where people resume friendships and make friends,” he said.

“That’s the beauty of it.”

Crozier said the carnival was a fun tournament with many teams that have participated every year for the past 20 years.

He said that people could nominate themselves in grades one to seven in either the turf or concrete grade.

The 2009 carnival saw Gracemere family and team Poddy’s 11 take out the first grade in concrete.

Teams can nominate in grades one to seven in either the turf grades at $190 per team or concrete at $130 per team.

Nominations of the carnival close on Friday, December 4, and Crozier urges those interested to nominate their team.

For more information call Bevan Crozier on 0448 233 054.



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