Cricket season returns this weekend

Thunder play at Read Park. Photos: TaiShiDi Photography.

Randall Woodley

Quote of the week:- “To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.” IAN BOTHAM

The Sunshine Coast Cricket Association’s fixtures recommence this Saturday with the local club, Tewantin-Noosa Thunder, on top of the first-grade ladder. The team had won 20 matches in a row before the Christmas break and on Saturday will be at home at Read Park, Tewantin playing Caloundra Lighthouses in a two-day match aiming for 21 wins. The match will start at 10 am. There are four more two-day fixture matches before the season’s semi-finals and finals in March.

Second grade are sitting in fourth position on the ladder. On Saturday they face the Caboolture Sharks at their ground on the first day of the two-day match. Caboolture are two places below Thunder so if the team plays to their potential they should come away with another win.

Fourth grade are finding the season very challenging but they are still keen to move up the ladder before the season ends. They play away against Yandina over the next two Saturdays at their ground and are confident they can win the match.

Sixth grade come into the new year sitting second on the ladder, just below USC and with a win this Saturday against Yandina at Dale Officer Oval could challenge for top spot. The team has quiet a few of the “Old Guard” in its ranks, supported by some new players and talented juniors. This is a team to watch and will be a force in the March finals.

Training has recommenced on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.30pm for seniors and any new players are always welcome. Junior training will recommence later in January.