Johnnos Lot defeated Banter Bantrums at last year's carnival.
Johnnos Lot defeated Banter Bantrums at last year's carnival. Jessica Crofts

Cricketers ready for annual fundraiser

WHILE some may be taking refuge in the shade or relaxing in the air conditioning this weekend, keen cricket teams from around the region will brave the heat and take to the field for Dalby's annual six-a-side tournament.

The competition is set to run all day Saturday, with teams battling it out over short games.

Secretary for cricket Tim Hart said a number of social teams would be participating, in addition to the regular competitive players.

"It's been going on for probably 15-20 years; a lot of the same sides come back every year...the Turrners, Gleesons, and Johnsons have been involved from the start and it's quite family orientated,” he said.

"There are presentations at the end, but it's mostly a social thing. It's the main fundraising day for the cricket community.”

"Basically it's a five over game and everybody bowls except the wicket keeper, and there's a social round for those who are mostly there to participate and have fun, but the more serious one as well.”

The tournament will be kicking off at 8am, with final games and presentations scheduled for around 5.30pm.

In addition to the regular family and competition teams, this year will also include the first all-female side.

"We've got a couple of young junior teams as well; an Under 14 and Under 16 team which is is good,” Mr Hart said.

"The hot weather should be ok for players since the games are short so we're not too worried.”

"Team registration has closed now, but it's a good day for spectators too, we have a barbecue and bar running all day and it's free to come along.”


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