ALWAYS SMILING: The Blueheelers at the Junior Cricket game in Mundubbera on Sunday.
ALWAYS SMILING: The Blueheelers at the Junior Cricket game in Mundubbera on Sunday. Contributed

Sth Burnett beat Blueheelers

FOR 13-year-old Blueheelers player Sophie Zipf, losing the junior cricket representative game against the South Burnett in Mundubbera on Sunday was something she thought the team could learn from.

"We did good, we played very well,” she said.

"It wasn't sad to lose, they played better, they played really well.

"I have to congratulate them for that.

"I was very happy with my wicket keeping. I'm very pleased with how I played today.”

Zipf, who plays for the under 12 team as girls have to play down an age group, said she most enjoys the fun aspect of the game.

"I like just working together as a team.

"We played our hardest and did a good job.”

Ten-year-old Blueheelers captain James Parr said the team bowled well against the South Burnett.

"We kept it very tight and continuous,” Parr said.

"Our batting needs a bit of work, especially with playing shots.

He said he thought batting was his main weakness in the game.

"I reckon I bowled really well, I don't think I batted well, but I bowled well,” he said.

"We all have our weaknesses and we need to attack them.”

Coach Wayne Pashley said it was one of the team's best games in about two years.

"The game started off very well, we've been training for about two months now,” he said.

"If you wanted to compare our start to last year, it was an absolute blinder.

"We came second today, but we've had a couple of batsman that didn't get the runs we hoped they'd get, but the guys bowled out the opposition and that was the first time we've done that in two years, so super pumped there.”

Pashley said the team would train again on Sunday.

"We'll try and shine some of those spots up and hopefully the next team that comes along, we'll give them a bit of fright,” he said.

South Burnett Junior Cricket coach Shane Sippel said it was good for the South Burnett players to have a win.

"Every time we come up to the Central Burnett it's a full day's cricket, it's really competitive,” he said. "They played damn near 100 overs of cricket. The difference was two of our players batting early, everything else was very even.


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