Cricket corner

James Worthington

It was the perfect start for the season, with Rainbow Beach Cricket Club in the 2018-2019 One Day Gympie Reserve Grade Competition last month.

Not only did the club receive a brand new cricket pitch to bat and bowl on, the team now has a bus to travel into Gympie for the highly anticipated away games.

The season started with the inaugural bus trip into Gympie to face Valleys. Captain Merv O’Neill won the toss and sent Valleys in to bat. An excellent effort from bowlers and fielders meant Valleys were rolled over for just 73 runs.

The run chase then began with a brilliant batting performance carried by Andrew Simpson and Nick Lattanzi with a quick 50 partnership, resulting in the first win of the season.

For all wishing to come and support, our next home games are on November 10 and 24 at Carlo Road Oval.

Anyone wishing to get involved can contact Merv at mervoneill@hotmail.com.

We are currently looking for scorers, BBQ volunteers and of course supporters who can travel with the team on the bus to Gympie.