Sport

Players pad up to open

BACK FOOT: Stanthorpe junior cricket player Jacob Furness is ready to go for the start of the new cricket season. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post
BACK FOOT: Stanthorpe junior cricket player Jacob Furness is ready to go for the start of the new cricket season. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post Daniel Elliott

NEW bats are knocked in, the whites have been washed crisp and Stanthorpe's junior cricketers are about to take the crease.

The Stanthorpe Junior Cricket Association 2012/2013 season will begin on Saturday and Stanthorpe Junior Cricket Association president Alan Furness said there was a sense of anticipation about the season ahead.

"It is shaping up to be a good junior season," he said.

"We have the Milo in2cricket which is a new game format for the younger kids and the under 11s and under 15s will be playing the twenty20 format."

Furness said the association was aiming to have four teams in each age division and with the twenty20 games starting at 9am there would be plenty of time to enjoy those Saturday summer afternoons after the games.

"Everyone likes shorter games and twenty20 cricket is always fast and furious," he said.

"We focus on making sure all the players get a turn to bat and with the ball too."

Furness said ideally players should be at CF White Oval by 8.30am Saturday to complete any necessary sign-on paperwork before the first coin toss of the season.

"We will still be taking registrations on Saturday and we need people to come along and get signed up," he said.

"Cricket is a great social outlet for the kids."

Stanthorpe junior cricket player Jacob Furness said he was looking forward to meeting up with his friends on the cricket pitch.

"I like getting out of the house and having fun with my mates," he said.

"One of the things I like most about cricket is going to other places and getting to meet new people."



Fight breaks out at Rose City Shoppingworld

Police were called just after 1pm.

A MAN has been charged after allegedly causing a ruckus

Extra backpacker beds for Stanthorpe

View of the Stanthorpe CBD from Mount Marley.

Stanthorpe will see a boost to accommodation for seasonal workers

Storms are coming! What it means for your long weekend

Yes, it's going to affect your long weekend

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.