Max's XI celebrate a wicket in an Australia Day Cricket Carnival at Slade Park.
Max's XI celebrate a wicket in an Australia Day Cricket Carnival at Slade Park. Gerard Walsh

Nine teams in social in cricket carnival

CRICKET: The social grade in the Condamine Sports Club Warwick Australia Day Cricket Carnival has been boosted to nine teams.

This year will be the third a social competition has been played in the January 26-28 carnival

Last year, six teams were in social and 24 in the competitive grade and this year it is nine social and 21 competitive.

Games will be played at 8.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm on the Friday and Saturday and the draw for the three teams for each day at each ground will be done at the Hawker Rd Function Centre from 6pm this Friday.

Eleven grounds will be used over the weekend, Slade Park, Queens Park, Briggs Oval and Mayhew Oval turf wickets, Queens Park, Yangan Allora, Killarney, Maryvale, Dunning and Hamilton ovals synthetic pitches.

The top eight teams in the competitive grade will play a semi final next Sunday morning and the two winning teams with the biggest margins will play in the grand final on Sunday afternoon next weekend at Slade Park.

There are no semis in social with the two teams with the most wins to meet in the social final at Queens Park. If teams are equal on wins, a countback on runs will determine the finalists.

See daily carnival updates during next week and then a feature on the carnival in next Friday's Daily News.



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