Josh Rutledge in action for Bears/Small's XI.
Josh Rutledge in action for Bears/Small's XI. Gerard Walsh

What is your team's chance - check out the opposition

Cricket teams - Competitive grade - Condamine Sports Club Warwick Australia Day Cricket Carnival - Friday to Sunday

Stunned Mullets: A team with players from as far as Cairns has won the past three carnivals and six in all. Troy Welsh played for Queensland as a junior and will travel from Yeppoon to be captain. His nephews Lachlan and Ben Gross are in the team.

SBH XI: A team organised by Cameron Stevens from Stevens Bulk Haulage. Some of the teammates of Stevens from the Wheatvale club team will play, including Chris and Neil Cantwell, and Jonno Colfs. Brett Savins is a team regular.

Max's XI: Team plays in memory of the late Max Thorley, a brilliant all-rounder who starred for Darling Downs at junior level. The team has a squad of 30 including Ben Sullivan, Trent Achilles, Jesse McIvor, Matt Grew and John Cleary.

Maryvale Condy: Former Maryvale club paceman Leigh Cronin will return from Hervey Bay to play. Maryvale won the 2005 and 2010 carnivals and are "due” again for a win. Three Gordon brothers, Will, Joe and Pat, will play along with six Bourkes in a squad of 16.

Palace Cows: Nathan Costello and Kev Neal will share the captaincy of a team playing in its 25th carnival. The Henningsen brothers, Peter and Bevan, will play along with father and son combination Graham and Darcy Bourke.

Ring Ins: A Casino team organised by Mal Hancock and mainly includes players from the Northern Rivers region. Ring Ins has won the carnival three times down the years after first playing in the early 1990s.

Summers: Team organised by Lauchlan Hoey and Jason Steketee. The team includes the Siebenhausen brothers, Mitch and Jordan, and Toowoomba A-grade pace bowler Matt Elford. The Henry brothers from Allora, Jordan and Josh, are in the team along with Cowboys hooker Maugan Taylor.

Jonesy's XI: Garth Miller and Michael Jones are the joint captains of a team which won the carnival in 2009. The team has four new young players this year in the biggest change in years. Golfer Tim Sutton is in a team which remembers good mate, the late Ian Jones.

Bears/Small's XI: A team which plays in memory of Rob "Bear” Rutledge and Peter Small. Includes six Rutledge and Small family members along with star Colts club player Maugan Benn and Greg McMahon. Team has eight carnival successes.

Goomeri Giants: Playing in their 25th Warwick carnival after missing one carnival in the past 26 years. After two runner-up finishes, organiser Steven Alexander is hoping to go one better.

Dalrymple Dongers: Team captained by Nick Morris from Allora. His brothers, Tom and Joe, are in the team along with medium pace bowler Stewart Henderson. If the keenest team is to win, Dongers could be that team.

Hugh's XI: The team plays in memory of the late Hugh Fulton. Queensland police footy representative Jim Doyle is captain. Police from Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby and Killarney will play along with firie Brett Farrell.

Mitch's XI: Playing in memory of the late Simon Mitchell. Matt Hagenback is organising a team which includes eight originals from more than two decades ago. Darren Small, Mick Dunne, Mark Sullivan, John Hagenbach, Steve Watters and Evan Driver will all play.

Extreme XI: The May brothers, Adam and Matt, are the captain and vice-captain of Extreme XI and both have won carnival batting awards. Matt Collins from Willowvale is manager and Andrew Miller team secretary.

Dad's Army: Former Allora cricketer Warren Wright now lives in Brisbane but is fielding a team with past players from the Back Plains competition including Ashley Gillam, Colin Bell and Allan Robin.

Hulk's XI: George McVeigh will lead a team which plays in memory of Mick "Hulk” and Tony Ryan. Mitch Watson and Jacob Gross are two young guns. Batsman Kevin Poole and paceman Fraser McVeigh are in form.

Rosewool Icemen: Many of the Rosewool Redbacks players from Warwick club cricket will play for the carnival team. Tyhe Clarkson will captain a team which could challenge for the title after showing top club form this season.

Badzy's Bandits: AFLDD division 2 2017 fairest and best Andrew Bardsley will captain a team playing in its ninth carnival. Cameron Peterson and Jamie Saunders will both return from Gold Coast cricket with Southport.

WBAS: Paul Roper is team organiser. Many of the players went to school together in Warwick in the late 1990s including Stephen Lyons, Josh Pauli and Peter Wallace who has returned home to live in Warwick.

Doc's XI: Long time Warwick club player Jarred Collins is organising the Doc's XI team which was first started by Doc Bodimeade. He always plays in the team with cousins Darren and Lee Bodimeade who have sons in the team.

Marbucks: Shane Hooper is captain and joint organiser with Dave Duroux. Team plays in memory of the late Marbuck Duroux. James and Jed Jerome will both play along with the Polzin twins, Jacob and Gareth.



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