Crusaders continue fine form in Gympie A-grade comp
THREE games remain in the Gympie A-grade cricket competition for 2018 and the Murgon Crusaders will be looking to finish the year undefeated.
The Murgon outfit scored another win in Gympie on Saturday against the Valleys.
Ashley Sippel took the top score of 141 runs for the Crusaders after the visitors won the toss and elected to bat.
The Crusaders batted through the 40 overs, finishing on 333 runs, helped by Zac Dann's contribution of 62.
Jamian Currin was key for the ball for the Crusaders, claiming five wickets for 12 runs off 8 overs.
Craig Murree and Chris Medcalf claimed two wickets each to dismiss the Valleys in their final over, 168 runs short of Murgon's total.
Fellow South Burnett team, the Southern District Devils faced a difficult task on Saturday, playing the Gympie Colts with an undermanned team of nine.
The home team won the toss and sent the Devils to the crease.
Matthew Dugdell took the top score of 76, and Luke Smith contributed 26 to the team's total of 130.
With the ball in hand, Kieran Askin claimed three wickets for 13 runs for the Devils, and Smith dismissed two batsmen.
Despite their efforts, the Colts made the required in 30 overs with three wickets in hand.
The Colts will travel to Murgon on Saturday to take on the Crusaders while the Devils will play host to Western Gympie at Lyle Vidler Oval.