VICTORIOUS: The Mundubbera No Ballers defeated the Gayndah Wannabees during the seven-a-side grand final on Friday night.
VICTORIOUS: The Mundubbera No Ballers defeated the Gayndah Wannabees during the seven-a-side grand final on Friday night. Philippe Coquerand

No Ballers bring cup home during cricket final

CRICKET: It was a riveting game of grand final cricket played on Friday night.

The women's seven-a-side took place at 6pm between the 'No Ballers' and the 'Wannabees' with the Mundubbera side claiming victory thanks to some good batting and bowling by Piper Eastcott and Sophie Zipf.

The Mundubbera No Ballers (66 runs) defeated the Gayndah Wannabees (57 runs).

In the men's 20/20 grand final the Gayndah Wanderers (226 runs) defeated the Mundubbera Colts (120 runs).

President of the 20/20 competition Paul Beutel said he was impressed with how the women's seven-a-side performed this season and remarked how the 20/20 competition is growing.

"To be honest I've been playing since 1994 and been president of the Mundubbera senior cricket for 11 years and still going, so this was a whole new concept for me and the committee,” Beutel said.

"I was sceptical on how it'd go but I've gotta say, I was completely blown away by it. It's a really good comp with a great vibe.”

Beutel said the talent this season has been incredible.

"In the men's comp, players like Leo brown, Bailey Kimber, Blake Augustine, Ben Allen and Jacob Kimber are hitting 6's as far as what I've seen some of the Brisbane teams hit in the 7aside,” he said.

"The ladies comp is so close and very competitive and always gets a good following from the men's teams and family members.”

"We've had lots of interest and are confident of another one or possibly two ladies teams and possibly another men's team,” he said.

"A competition like this is only successfully run due to all the teams pitching in and giving a hand.”

Presentations will be held on March 24 at the Mundubbera Bowls club.


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