Last year’s Aussie Bundy Big Bash Player of the Series Hayden Pope hit the jackpot with the bat, scoring his maiden century to lead Waves to victory over a depleted Brothers in their Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership clash at Salter Oval on Saturday.
The quiet achieving all-rounder notched 102 from 88 balls to be the main-stay in a total of 5-289, before also taking 2-49 as the Brethren finished at 8-261 in reply.
Meanwhile, captain Chris Napper led from the front for reigning premiers Norths with 4-33 and 60, but they fell 14 short of East Bundy Magpies in another high-scoring affair, with Lennon Childs (66) and veteran spinner Lachlan Donovan (3-34) playing leading hands in the victory.
Tomorrow, Brothers will be back to near full strength for their showdown with Norths at Salter Oval at 11am, while Magpies will be out to pluck Waves.
The day-night Division 2 duel between Brothers and Norths, starting at 2.30pm, will double as the Tallon-Giles Trophy match for the division.
Meanwhile, Bundaberg’s Luke Owen and Ben Davey were among the stars with 56 and 3-57 respectively as Wide Bay defeated the South Queensland Under-21 side by 67 runs at the South Queensland Open Schaeffer Shield at Ipswich on Saturday, but they were humiliated by South East Queensland by 233 runs on Sunday, despite a fighting 44 by captain Mitch Parsons and a three-wicket haul to his best mate and fellow Bundaberg representative Sam Pearson.
Wide Bay were also beaten by hosts Northern Suburbs in the penultimate round of the Queensland Premier Cricket Under-17 Lord Taverners Competition on Sunday despite Bundaberg’s Lachlan Heycox scoring an unconquered 46 in a total of 8-181 before the City side completed a four-wicket triumph with 10-2 overs to spare.
Wide Bay will be playing for pride when they clash with third placed Valleys at Salter Oval this Sunday.
A total of 297 swimmers from 24 clubs from throughout South and Central Queensland will contest the Bundaberg Swim Team (BST) ’s 49th annual City of Charm Carnival at Norville Pool this weekend.
Fraser Coast has the biggest team with 33, two more than BST, with Miami and Rocky City having 30 each, 27 from Hervey Bay, and Boyne Tannum and Goodlife Community of Buderim each with 23.
There are 138 events all-up, with the 1500m and 800m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley races were contested this afternoon, with racing tomorrow from 8.30amto late afternoon, and on Sunday from 8.30am to around 1pm, and spectators are welcome.
Many young guns will use the meet to warm up for the McDonalds Queensland Championships at Chandler in three weeks’ time.
Turtles Brothers resurrected their Rugby Bundaberg Bundy Hot Gas Spring Cup finals’ hopes by recording their first win of the season, downing Waves Falcons 10-0 in their bottom of the table shoot-out at Brothers Sports Club on Saturday.
Meanwhile, East Bundaberg Pythons remain at the head of affairs, but they suffered a setback in their quest for the minor premiership with a 13-3 defeat at the hands of their hosts Fraser Coast Mariners in the other match of the round.
Falcons will face a fire-up West Barbarians in the penultimate round tomorrow at 4.30pm at Waves Sports Club, while Turtles will also find it tougher when they suit up against Mariners at 6.30pm
The unbeaten Waves Tsunamis surged on at the top of the Coral Coast/Bundaberg A Grade Ladies ladder with a well-executed 12-0 victory over Terrors at Hervey Bay on Saturday, while three-times defending champions Brothers United Firesticks bounced back from their drubbing by Tsunamis six days earlier to outgun Western Suburbs Panthers 15-5 at Brothers Sports Complex.
But in A Grade Men, Waves Schooners were white-washed by leaders Terrors 14-0, and Brothers United Heat edged out Bargara Bombers 3-2.
Tsunamis have a double-header at Brothers Sports Complex tomorrow, meeting Firesticks at 2.20pm, before backing up at 4.10pm against Panthers.
In A Grade Men, it will be a local derby between Heat and Schooners at 2.20pm, while Bombers travel to Hervey Bay to slug it out with Terrors.
Here are all the scores from weekend from the weekend:
RUM CITY FOODS DIVISION 1 PREMIERSHIP
Waves 5/289(cc) (H Pope 102, M Waters 49, A Pozzebon 35, R Norton 29, C Duff 25, L Heycox 3/41, J Santacaterina 2/57) def Brothers 8/261(cc) (L Heycox 69, L Solano 67, P Marshman 56, M Waters 2/33, H Pope 2/49). East Bundy Magpies 269 (L Childs 66, E Petersen 39, T Seeds 38, W Barritt 28, C Napper 4/33, L Denning 2/47, B Worthington 2/48) def Norths 8/255(cc) (C Napper 60, S Smith 41, J Bond 36, LJ Denning 29, N Jenner 28, L Donovan 3/34, W Barritt 2/34).
RUM CITY FOODS DIVISION 2 PREMIERSHIP
Brothers 105 (Angus Rehbein 35, D Black 4/26, J Kleidon 3/26, J Beveridge 2/1) def Waves 87 (D Black 35, T Collins 3/2, H Johnson 3/5, O Mathiesen 2/39).
Norths 4/185 (D Hunt 79, J Hyde 38, N Sutton 2/34) def East Bundy Magpies 181 (L McCloskey 43, F Rogers 42, J Beasley 32*, J Howard 3/15, J Hyde 2/14, M Parker 2/37).
RUM CITY FOODS DIVISION 3 PREMIERSHIP
Isis 4/180 (S Willing 118, S Rehbein 29, L Pearson 2/26) def Brothers 5/177(cc) (N Trebbin 55*, J Welsh 41, Sean Millett 30, P Wingfield 2/38).
YMCA 4/72 (L Webster 38, C Munro 2/22) def Waves 71 (J Grigg 4/13, S Gogineni 3/10, B Woodward 3/11).
RUM CITY FOODS JUNIOR CRICKET 3-16S PREMIERSHIP
Waves 6/168(cc) (S Stuchbery 65, T Coates 43, N Gillieatt-jones 3/31) def Maryborough 8/154(cc) (L Nitschinsk 53, N Gillieatt-jones 50, T Staines 2/12, J Munro 2/15, T Coates 2/28). Brothers Mustangs 122 (11 wickets) (T Lamond 27, E Hamel 4/12, L Faint 2/34, M Clifford 2/37) def Norths 50 (L Trebbin 3/6, R Collin 3/8). YMCA/Isis 5/239(cc) (R Santacaterina 68, J Kelly 55, L Heycox 54) def Hervey Bay Colts 46 (R Santacaterina 2/5, R Felstead 2/15).
RUM CITY FOODS JUNIOR CRICKET 2-14S PREMIERSHIP
Maryborough 7/204(cc) (M Wilcox 55, I Yeomans 35, T Brewer 35, W Sanders 27, A Stuchbery 2/30, N Delacy 2/38) def Waves 8/128(cc) (J Young 39, X Ascough 2/11, M Wilcox 2/11).
Norths Bundy Power 7/145 (C Driver 33, B Donnison 27, F Jenner 26, C Barr 4/15, L Fitzpatrick 2/15) def Hervey Bay Colts 135 (11 wickets) (I Davies 30, B Jenner 2/8, O Hyde 2/9). Norths Bundy Bears 9/181(cc) (L McDonald 59, T Elphinstone 55, C Steele 5/30, J Baker 2/38) def YMCA/Isis 113 (A Webster 33*, C Steele 25, L McDonald 3/5, A Algie 2/4, H Elphinstone 2/11).
RUM CITY FOODS JUNIOR CRICKET 2 PREMIERSHIP
Norths SEI Strikers 7/159(cc) (C Marschke 30) def Brothers Pumas 7/77(cc) (T Nieuwoudt 3/7, J Atkinson 2/6). Isis 5/144(cc) (C Higgins 36, C Muggeridge 31, J Parton 3/17) def Brothers Broncos 5/106(cc) (N Campbell 33, A Cunningham 31, A Knight 2/9).
Norths Avengers 4/169 (O Abell 36, J Juster 33, J Jithesh 2/36) def YMCA/Easts 97 (A Felstead 46, T Dwyer 2/3, L Rogers 2/6).
RUGBY BUNDABERG BUNDY HOT GAS SPRING CUP
TURTLES BROTHERS 10 (Try scorer’s name withheld; Dylan Harradine-Hall Conversion & penalty Goal) d WAVES FALCONS 0 d WAVES FALCONS 0.
FRASER COAST MARINERS 13 (Heiter Fleury, Viliame Bonanuku tries; Penalty Goal) d EAST BUNDABERG PYTHONS 3 (Thomas Cox Penalty Goal).
SOFTBALL CORAL COAST
A GRADE LADIES
WAVES TSUNAMIS 12 d TERRORS 0; BROTHERS UNITED FIRESTICKS 15 d WESTERN SUBURBS PANTHERS 5.
B GRADE LADIES
BARGARA BANDITS 13 d BROTHERS UNITED CROSSFIRE 0; WAVES TIDAL WAVES d TERRORS BLUE ON FORFEIT; WAVES TIDAL WAVES 18 d MISFITS 2; WAVES SEASHELLS 10 d TERRORS YELLOW 0; BARGARA LEOPARDS 23 d WESTERN SUBURBS PUMAS 2.
A GRADE MEN
BROTHERS UNITED HEAT 3 d BARGARA BOMBERS 2; TERRORS 14 d WAVES SCHOONERS 0.
B GRADE MEN
WAVES CUTTERS 5 d TERRORS 2; BARGARA BULLS 8 d WESTERN SUBURBS LYNX 2.
BARGARA BRONCS 24 d WESTERN SUBURBS LIONS; BROTHERS UNITED TNT 17 d BARGARA BRONCS 10; TERRORS 10 d WAVES DRIFTERS 3.
BROTHERS UNITED BLAZE 16 d WESTERN SUBURBS TIGERS 2; BARGARA BANDICOOTS 15 d WESTERN SUBURBS TIGERS 2; TERRORS 13 d WAVES TORPEDOES 8.
WAVES MARINERS 13 d TERRORS 5; BROTHERS UNITED SPARKS 11 d WESTERN SUBURBS JAGUARS 9.
Sunday: WAVES MARINERS 14 d BROTHERS UNITED SPARKS 4; WESTERN SUBURBS JAGUARS 15 d TERRORS 7.
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