Hitting the pitch
THE one-day cricket season returned to the South Burnett on Saturday as Kingaroy RSL finished convincing winners against Wooroolin Warriors in the match of the round at Lyle Vidler Oval.
The defending premiers recorded a 128 run win against the Warriors, helped in large part by a century from Anthony Eden.
Kingaroy RSL opened the batting and made a great start with Eden and Darren Geiger (44) putting on a 107-run first wicket partnership.
Kingaroy RSL would finish at 4/289 with Eden leading the way with a top score of 102.
Graeme Baderick and Brady Roberts both reached their half centuries with Baderick scoring 52 and Roberts finishing on 50 not out.
Luke Smith was the best of the Warriors bowlers, taking 2/68 while Craig Patterson took 1/20.
Warriors headed into their batting innings needing 290 for victory, but were bowled out for 161.
Simon Fairbairn took 2/28 while Eden backed up his top batting by taking 2/9.
Jarrod Dascombe top scored for the Warriors with 33 while Tim Linnane finished on 28.
In Saturday's other A-grade fixture the Murgon Crusaders won by 140 runs against the Nanango Scorpions in their one day match at Nanango Sportsgrounds.
Crusaders opened the batting and posted a massive total of 311, which was always going to be tough to chase down.
Chris Heness top scored for the Crusaders with 56 while Andrew Roderick and Damien Sippel were also amongst the top run scorers with Roderick scoring 43 and Sippel 36.
Brendan Weil and Sonny Stevens were the best performed of the Scorpions bowling line-up with Weil taking 3/39 off nine overs and Stevens taking 3/43 off six overs.
The Scorpions faced the enormous task of needing 312 for victory and were dismissed for 171.
Bernard Hopkins was the chief destroyer for the Crusaders, taking 4/20 off six overs while Derek Sander took 2/21 off five overs.
Phil Reddan had a superb knock, finishing on 86 not out for the Scorpions while Freddy Davies scored 40.
The T20 grand finalists were decided on Friday night with Wondai Wolves winning their semi-final against Kingaroy RSL's B-grade side at Lyle Vidler Oval.
Wolves opened the batting and made 7/204 off their 20 overs. James Cameron top scored with an outstanding 94 with Geoff Wallis scoring 41 and Kiall Rowberry posting 21. C Brown was the best of the Kingaroy RSL bowlers, taking 5/37 off four overs. Kingaroy RSL were all out for 119 with James Cameron taking 4/9 off four overs and Chris Bodey taking 2/6 from 1.5 overs. Brady Roberts top scored for Kingaroy RSL with 53.