Brad Eggmolesse at Yaralla's Double Wicket Cricket event held as part of the long weekend Australia Day celebrations
Brad Eggmolesse at Yaralla's Double Wicket Cricket event held as part of the long weekend Australia Day celebrations Matt Taylor GLA270118CRIC

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CRICKET: The nous and experience of Yaralla Cricket Club stalwarts Brad Eggmolesse and Kane Jarvis proved too much for their team-mates on Saturday.

The club's Double Wicket Cricket extravaganza returned with a bang at Yaralla Oval in which 'Egg' and Jarvis were 27-run winners in the final against Yaralla team-mates Mick Slatter and Matt Chadwick.

The fun competition produced some outrageous shot selections and some of the player attire turned heads at the very least.

Veteran Tony Wroe wound back the clock with some lusty hitting and he was the mainstay of he and batting partner Jamie Tattersall's 44-run stand over the four overs.

The Observer's Chris Lees and Nick Kossatch did not set the world on fire against Eggmolesse and Jarvis.

Lees holed out for one while Kossatch found the most injured player of the day Chadwick who was dressed as Superman and with a see-through medical bandage wrapped around his right calf.

One of the event's many organisers Matt Fairhall said the day was terrific.

"It was a great turnout and couldn't happen without thee sponsors and the committee and it was an absolutely fantastic day and an incredibly bad standard of cricket," he laughed.

He said Wroe, Ash Perkins, Chadwick and Slatter showed plenty of class.

Chadwick made up for the loss in the decider by cleaning up in the Mudcrab Races in which all proceeds went back to the Yaralla Cricket Club.

Fairhall and his team of helpers hopes the event will be bigger again next year and beyond.

"We're trying to grow it every year and the more sponsors we can get on board to help us out, the bigger it will be," he said.

"We'd like to get more people from outside the club and make it more of a community event."

Fairhall hinted that the event may extend over two days, but that's further down the track.

"There was talk of that, but we decided to start this year off simple and see how it went and it could not have gone better," he said.

"So next year, we'll be back bigger and better."

Double Wicket Cricket is a concept that has been around as the traditional form of the game has.

This quick version of the game consists of teams of two and they play against another pair for four overs each.

The winning pair progress through while the losers are eliminated.

Fairhall said it's a fun way to be introduced to the game.

"It's a good and quick way to have a game of cricket and a good chance to meet people," he said.

"It's a good way to get some people involved who can't play on a Saturday because of time commitments.

"Let's be honest, Gladstone cricket is really struggling at the moment and the more kids we can get playing can only be good for us."

Meanwhile the Gladstone Cricket Incorporates and the top-tier Frenchville Sports Club Capricorn Challenge competitions resumes this weekend.



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