Cunningham player Samantha Burton (middle) with the ball and two Warwick defenders in junior polocrosse action yesterday.
Cunningham player Samantha Burton (middle) with the ball and two Warwick defenders in junior polocrosse action yesterday. GERARD WALSH

Mixed results at the carnival

TANSEY, Warwick and Cunningham won the three A-grade competitions at the Cunningham Polocrosse Club Carnival at Bony Mountain at the weekend.

In the open grade, Tansey 1 beat Warwick 1 in the final.

Warwick 1 turned the tables in A-grade mixed with a victory against Tansey 1.

Host club Cunningham 1 won the A-grade competition from Tansey 1.

Cunningham player Samantha Burton had a successful weekend playing for two Cunningham junior teams.

As well as winning the A-grade junior competition, Cunningham were runners up in B-grade.

Tansey player Tori Latham was judged best lady player of the carnival.

Carly Cooper was as happy as punch when she won the Des Cooper Memorial Trophy in honour of her grandfather.

The trophy is awarded to a Cunningham junior at each carnival.

Cunningham president Bill Kerr was upbeat about the performance of the host club in A-grade.

“We lost to finalists Warwick 1 and Tansey 1 but went well in good clean games,” Kerr said.

“I was also happy with the way our second junior team stepped right up to the mark.”

He was happy to attract 46 teams and expects at least the same number on August 7-8 for the second carnival of the season at the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve.

Warwick star Cameron Shepherd played in the carnival only a month before he heads to Young in New South Wales to play in a carnival with half the members of the Australian World Cup squad.

The national squad has been divided into two to play in club carnivals before the squad is reduced for the 2011 cup.

Best players

Open: Trent Collins (Tansey), Peter Johnson (Tansey), Ian Purvis (Clifton) Jack Standfast (Tansey), Sheridan Monet (Clifton), Russell Owens (Warwick), Trish Shepherd (Warwick), Riley Waugh (Cunningham), Chris Schnitzerling (Cunningham).



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