Cricket 4 Life raised over $25,000 for the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life.
On Saturday 11 June at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy, three cricket matches were played.
A Maidenwell V Ironpot grudge match saw Maidenwell walk away with bragging rights.
The juniors match saw a bunch of kids have a load of fun.
The grand finale, a T20 game between representatives for Brisbane and representatives for South Burnett went head-to-head with the South Burnett Bouncers coming out on top.
South Burnett Bouncers were captained by the Queensland Bulls Master Darren Lehmann but unfortunately, Jimmy Peirson was not able to attend as he made the Australia A team for a tour of Sri Lanka.
Captain of the Brisbane side, Pawan Govind, was also one of the organisers of the event.
He with Simon Neal, Gavin Jones and Scott Henschen put the event on after the Captain’s Dinner- another event raising money for Relay for Life, fell apart.
“One of the auction prizes was to get two Bulls Masters to your event so Simon Neil and I were running that the phone auctions and when that came up, we thought that’s probably a good chance to get some Bulls Masters and make an event of it as well,” Pawan said.
Pawan, his brother and their mate Nick normally play a T20 game in Brisbane raising money for the Little Miracles foundation, so they thought why not do the same thing in the South Burnett.
Pawan spent a few good years living in the South Burnett working for the Regional Council but recently moved back to the big smoke.
Gavin Jones said the day was absolutely fabulous and that it was an all-around great day.
“A big thank you to everyone involved, especially the sponsors,” he said.
“We look forward to doing it again next year.”
Read more about the Cricket 4 Life event here:
Recently the South Burnett’s mega Relay for Life season was launched with the Breakfast For Life event. Read more and see the gallery here: burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/06/03/gallery-enjoying-a-meal-while-fighting-cancer/