Explosive start to the season

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By Neesha Sinnya

Keen Kingaroy cricketers won’t be putting their bats away just yet as they embark on the T20 cricket competition, running over the Christmas and New Years’ period.

The first games of the season were a smashing success on Saturday, 18 December, as players gathered at three different sites across Kingaroy.

The Wooroolin Warrior Vikings played against Cherbourg at Lyle Vidler Oval, the Warrior Vikings won with 13 runs.

The Kingaroy Services and Wooroolin Warriors Vikings played at Taabinga State School, the Vikings won by five wickets.

Another game was played at Kingaroy State School between the Diggers and Nanango.

Co-captain of the Kingaroy Services, Justin Labinsky said the appeal to the T20 competition is that anyone is able to get involved.

“Young or old, boys or girls, anyone can get involved.

“We are happy to welcome more players – it’s a fun game,” Labinsky said.

Nanango Scorpions President Helen Burrows said the first game of the season had a ripper start.

“We have a fair few junior players out there today, we’ve got a good score to chase.

“We’ve had a couple of drop catches and missed opportunities but that’s cricket,” Burrows said.