Mundubbera juniors go batty
TWELVE lucky Mundubbera Junior Cricket Association players are the proud owners of new cricket bats, as the club crosses its fingers more goodies are on the way thanks to a local business.
Mundubbera Tyre Service owner Gayle Pott says she has been working with off-highway tyre specialist BKT Tyres, who supplied the bats, for around two decades through supplier Toptyres.
Mrs Pott applied to receive some of the bats to donate to her local club and was thrilled she was successful.
"Each year BKT Tyres chooses a different sport to support and we were lucky enough that this year little old Mundubbera was chosen,” she said.
"It's very generous of them to support young kids coming through their chosen sports.”
On Wednesday afternoon, the lucky recipients all posed on a big pile of tyres with their new bats for a very important photo.
Part of the BKTs promotion involves a competition for the best photograph of the kids with their new gear.
If successful, the club could win a voucher for up to $500 to spend on equipment, which will be drawn on March 18.
An extra sweetener has been thrown into the pot this year also: the potential to win 15 tickets to the finals of Australia's domestic T20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.
Last year, BKT entered into a three-year partnership with the BBL to be their official off-highway tyre supplier.
In 2016, Mundubbera Tyre Service successfully applied for BKT soccer balls, which were then presented to Mundubbera Junior Soccer Club to their delight.
The photo taken that year won a $150 equipment voucher for the club.
The Junior Cricket Association said their kids had a "blast” with their promotional shoot and that they had no difficulty getting them to strike a pose as they were all "pretty stoked”
They are waiting with bated breath to see if they've won the tickets, although Brisbane Heat need a miracle to make the finals.