All Bundaberg Cricket Rum City Foods Premiership Senior Semi-finals and Junior Grand Finals were unfortunately washed out last Saturday, with in Seniors, the higher placed teams progressing to tomorrow’s Grand Finals.
In Juniors, the Minor Premiers were declared the Premiers, YMCA/Isis in Junior Cricket 3-16s, Norths Bundy Bears (JC3-14s) and Norths Avengers (JC2).
In Seniors, Waves were Minor Premiers in all three grades, and they will meet Brothers in Division 1 Grand Final at Salter Oval at 2 pm, with the match live streamed on Widebayitv.
Waves finished 10.67 points clear of Brothers on the ladder, but the Brethren have the advantage 3-2 in their five clashes this season, and another epic duel is expected.
Waves were beaten in last year’s decider by Norths after defeating them for the title 12 months earlier, while Brothers have not been to the Big Dance since 2020 when they caused an upset in crashing the Waves.
Waves will take on East Bundy Magpies in Division 2 at 12.15pm and reigning premiers YMCA in Division 3 at 1pm.
Minor Premiers Waves Tsunamis (A Grade Ladies) and Terrors (A Grade Men) advanced directly to next Saturday’s Coral Coast Softball Grand Finals after a second wash-out of all Semi-finals in Hervey Bay last Saturday.
The fourth placed teams in each division were eliminated, with the second and third placed sides to now slug it out in tomorrow’s Preliminary Finals across the board.
Tomorrow’s program will be at Brothers Sports Club, starting with Under-12 at6 8.30am, running through to the A Grade Ladies shoot-out at 2.30pm between three times defending champions Brothers United Firesticks and West Panthers, and A Grade Men’s showdown between defending champions Waves Schooners and United Heat at 4.30pm.
Bundaberg’s big guns Across The Waves, Bingera and United Park Eagles (UPE) each started the Football Queensland Premier League Wide Bay men’s season well last Saturday, defeating Doon Villa 5-1 at home, SC Corinthians 5-3 at Martens Oval, and Fraser Flames 2-1 at Fraser Coast Sports Precinct respectively.
Waves’ FQPL WB Women also had a field day with a 10-1 home thrashing of Doon Villa with sharp shooter Tayla Zielke hammering in seven goals.
Bingera will host arch-rivals Waves in a Men’s blockbuster at 6pm tomorrow after also hosting a women’s thriller at 6.30pm tonight.
UPE Men are again away to Sunbury Blues at Federation Park tomorrow, while Corinthians will suit up against KSS Jets at Martens Oval at 6pm.
The UPE Women will venture to Maryborough on Sunday afternoon, with Tinana awaiting them.
Queensland Under-21 Men’s representative Ryley Stevens made a welcome return to Bundaberg, scoring all three goals as Raiders/Rovers defeated Arrows/Athletics 3-1 in their Premier League Men’s Division 1 first round clash at Hinkler Park on Saturday.
Reigning Bundaberg Men’s champions Waves Cities also started well, white-washing All Blacks 5-0, with last year’s Player of the Grand Final Lachlan McLennan bagging a double and 14-year-old Queensland representative Connor Castelli also among the scorers on his top-grade debut.
In Premier League Women Division 1, Bundaberg champions Arrows were held to 1-all draw by beaten grand finalists Raiders/Rovers, while after a disappointing last season, Cities gave promise of a better season with a 2-0 shut-out of All Blacks.
In Premier Men, Arrows will do battle with Cities at 7.40pm tonight, and All Blacks take on Raiders/Rovers at 6pm tomorrow.
Arrows and Cities’ Premier Women will square off at 3.20pm tomorrow, before the All Blacks v Raiders/Rovers’ duel follows at 4.40pm.
Just two events were able to be conducted at this week’s Bundaberg meeting at Thabeban Park, before racing was abandoned after a violent storm struck, but not before South Kolan owner/trainer Brian Terry had claimed a double.
He was successful with Lucky Clover in the Maiden, and Weaver’s Cut in the Craft Rental Novice Non-Penalty.
A bumper program this Monday will feature four heats of the Group 3 Bundaberg Cup, with Hall of Fame Trainer Tony Zammit, a winner of 11 Queensland Trainers Premierships, represented in each of the four heats, by Deemed a Liar, Go Bing and Adulate, De Ferran, and Rich Link respectively.
Here are all the scores from the weekend:
Football Queensland Premier League
Wide Bay Men
SUNBURY BLUES 7 (K Birt 4, J Miller, L Parry, T Bedford) d KSS JETS 0
UPE 2 (Josh Adcock, Cody Pym) d FRASER FLAMES 1
BINGERA 5 (C Braeuer 2, G O’Donnell, J Haack, J Watson) d SC CORINTHIANS 3 (C Brown, J Lunnon, Z Richter).
ATW 5 (C Leggett, L Brown, H Hunter, B Hibberd, Z Nicholas) d DOON VILLA 1 (A Mellor).
Wide Bay Women
KSS JETS 4 d TINANA 1
ATW 10 (T Zielke 7, A West 2, N McElhinney) d DOON VILLA 1 (I Wozniak)
SUNBURY BLUES 4 d KSS JETS 0
BINGERA 5 (D Gordon, B Conquest, D Pickup, J Lorrie, K Arsenault) d SC CORINTHIANS 2 (J Hoasihere, J Nichols).
ATW 7 (W Giovannoni 3, B Hunter 2, M Aslett, A Barazza) d DOON VILLA 0
ATW 4 (B Hick, C Simpson, N Briggs, B Young) d UPE 1 (Z Peters).
FRASER FLAMES 7 d BAYSIDE TORNADOS 1
KSS JETS 3 (X Drew, L Mills, T Jamieson) d ATW 2 (H Taylor, V Willett).
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 1 WOMEN
SC CORINTHIANS 4 (B Harrington 2, S Hall, E Osborne) d UPE 0
DIGGERS 11 (K Delahunty 4, E Cloughessy 2, P Parker 2, C Rieder, L Cao, K Duff) d BINGERA 1 (T Hay).
ATW 6 d BARGARA 5
WIDE BAY NORTH DIV 2 MEN
BARGARA 3 (A Fallon, B Hillier, B Dupre) d BAV 0
BINGERA 6 (B Weymouth 2, C Tranent, H Walsh, P Fagan, C Gordon) d DIGGERS GOLD 0
UPE GREEN 13 (N Maas 6, E Maas 5, J Hendricks, J Clarke) d GIN GIN 0
ATW 4 (B Hunter 2, R Fulton, C Hillier) d SC CORINTHIANS 2 (H Slater 2).
DIGGERS GREEN 3 (L Ballantyne, R Bonser, S Simpson) drew UPE RED 3 (A Anderson 2, L Drew).
Premier League Men – Division 1
Raiders Rovers 3 (Ryley Stevens 3) defeated Arrows Athletics 1 (Tully Dorgan)
Waves Cities 5 (Lewis Dexter 1, Connor Castelli 1, Joel Latham 1, Lachlan McLennan 2) defeated All Blacks 0
Premier League Women – Division 1
Raiders Rovers 1 (Courtney Kendall) drew Arrows Athletics 1 (Bridget Stehbens)
Waves Cities 2 (Katie Yick 1, Angela Asnicar 1) defeated All Blacks 0
Division 2 Men
Waves Cities 3 (Jarred Taylor-Muller 1, Sam Yick 1, Connor Castelli 1) defeated All Blacks 2 (Bayley Fagg 2)
Division 2 Women
Raiders Rovers 7 (Reegan Wightman 1, Naomi Paulsen 1, Chantal Baldry 1, Silvana Powell 1, Kassie Pyke 1, Amanda Wightman 2) defeated Arrows Athletics 0
Waves Cities 4 (Sophie Castelli 1, Karen McGuire 1, Gabrielle Aitkenhead 2) defeated All Blacks 1 (Chloe Connor 1)
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