The 'Bottom Pub Babies' were the plate winners during the seven-a-side cricket match.
The 'Bottom Pub Babies' were the plate winners during the seven-a-side cricket match. Philippe Coquerand

Teams unite during annual cricket match

CRICKET: After more than three decades since its inception, one of the Mundubbera Seven-A-Side founders is pleased to see the annual competition still thriving.

"We've had some notables come and play for Queensland, Sippel and Martin Love, and the facility in Mundubbera is good, it's close to town,” Barry Holznagel said.

"It's a huge feat for the town to have this competition going strong more than three decades later, we have people come from all over the place.”

Last year the seven a-side competition had 50 teams nominate, with teams down to 37 this year possibly due to the rainy weather on Sunday.

Secretary Colleen Whelan said it was a successful carnival.

"We had a lot of rain on Saturday night and we didn't know what was happening, we only had one team pull out from Gayndah but we were happy with the competition,” Whelan said.

"Most of the teams we spoke to said they'll be back next year.”

On Saturday night many people came out to watch the toad races unfold, followed by the Calcutta where players could auction off teams.

Whelan said one of the highlights of the competition was seeing past generation of cricketers come along with their family to participate.

"Some of the people who played years ago are bringing their sons and their daughters and they're taking part in the carnival,” she said.

"It's good to see the sport thriving.”

Results

Saucer winner: Wood Cutters

Saucer runner-up: Run For Beers

Plate winner: Bottom Pub Babies

Plate runner-up: Just The Tip

Shield winner: Dux Nuts

Shield runner-up: Just For Beers

Ladies' winner: Swing Both Ways

Ladies' runner-up: Bush Whackers

Over 40s winner: Swollen Joints

Over 40s runner-up: Bottom Pub Oldies

Royal Hotel Highest Individual Score: Jarred Sippel

Spinning Wheel prize for the most valuable ladies player: Taylah Brotherstone

Most sixes wards perpetrual trophy: Jarred Sippel and Warren Engel hit got seven sixes.

Bonus Bucks: Bottom Pub Babies

Tammy Shaw from Bush Whackers got a hattrick.


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