Friday, November 10, 2023


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Development Cricketers Crowned NQ Alliance U25 Zone Champions

Mackay-Whitsunday Development team have secured the North Queensland Alliance Under 25 Zone Cricket Championship following a victory double last weekend at Harrup Park.

The Cyclones edged out Central Queensland on percentages to claim the trophy after posting impressive wins over Far North and North Queensland sides in limited overs fixtures at Roy Trevaskis Oval.

Both Mackay-Whitsunday and Central Queensland finished the series with three victories each.

Under the guidance of coach David Smith and leadership of Norths’ trump Chris Day, the Cyclones produced stand out performances with bat and ball in recent weeks to show their supremacy.

To cap off a successful 2023 campaign, three Cyclones players – all-rounder Wes Dyer and pace duo Floris Duvenhage and Harrison Holmes – were named in the North Queensland Alliance Under 25 Merit Team.

Dyer starred in the Cyclones’ 90 run triumph over Far North last Saturday when he peeled off a classy 68 in Mackay-Whitsunday’s total of 234.

The Magpies ace faced 93 deliveries and blasted three sixes and six boundaries during his fine knock before grabbing the figures of 5-41 with his wily off spin bowling to help skittle Far North for 144.

Other Cyclones players to shine were skipper Chris Day, who cracked a superb 78 off 67 balls with two sixes and twelve boundaries, Todd Dixon (29), Liam Zurvas (21) and Duvenhage (3-25).

Mackay-Whitsunday wrapped up the series with an emphatic 53 run victory over North Queensland last Sunday with solid contributions from Etienne Pretorius (59), Day (28), Kai Higham (25), Dixon (4-19 off six overs), Holmes (3-19 off eight overs) and Tom Vandenberg (2-19).

Mackay-Whitsunday’s championship-winning squad featured Chris Day (captain), Liam Zurvas, Wes Dyer, Etienne Pretorius, Marcus Lamperd, Kai Higham, Bailey Camilleri, Todd Dixon, Cameron Tomerini, Nic Beardmore, Floris Duvenhage, Harrison Holmes and Lochi Whitehead.

Mackay-Whitsunday’s Development cricket team that won the North Queensland Alliance Under 25 Zone Championship at Harrup Park last weekend

Talented Mackay-Whitsunday Development trio Wes Dyer (Magpies), Floris Duvenhage (Brothers) and Harrison Holmes (Souths) were named in this year’s North Queensland Alliance Under 25 Zone Cricket Merit Team

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