Beaudesert Cricket Association welcomes players to 2018 season

NEW SEASON: Beaudesert cricketer Josh Creevey in 2015. The senior cricket season begins this weekend.

NEW SEASON: Beaudesert cricketer Josh Creevey in 2015. The senior cricket season begins this weekend.

It is time to pull out the kit bag and dust off the pads because cricket season gets underway in the Scenic Rim this weekend.

Seniors take to the field on Saturday, with the Division One side playing a two-day match at Jimboomba and the Division Two outfit contesting a one-dayer at Everdell.

The two teams are entering the Logan District Competition under the banner of the Beaudesert District Cricket Association.

The kids hit the crease the following week on Saturday, October 13.

Beaudesert has teams for children aged from seven-17.

Secretary Lee Morgan is excited to have 76 junior players, including six girls, already signed up but she said there is always room for recruits.

She said juniors would not have to travel as often this year with matches due to be played on the new wicket at Everdell for the first time next Saturday.

“It means we now have two synthetic wickets and two turf wickets and can now have four home games on Saturday morning at Everdell,” she said.

The 18 metre synthetic wicket was funded by the Beaudesert Cricket Club, with help from a $2000 Commonwealth Bank grant and $1000 from Gelita.

It was constructed during the off-season thanks to the generous contributions of the Larrescy family, Stephen Struss of Tinamba Turf, Mick O’Reilly, Viv and Jarod Kuskopf, as well as other volunteers.

Mrs Morgan said the association had been in desperate need of another wicket since acquiring the land in 2008 and had been trying to make it happen for three years.

The senior home ground remains Selwyn Park.

Anyone interested in joining a team for what is expected to be another action-packed and enjoyable summer of cricket, contact Lee Morgan on 0407637668.