THE weekend marked the official start of A-grade competition for cricketers in the Gladstone region.

With homeground advantage, Yaralla took out the 40-over match against Brothers with the visitors first to bat.

Brothers managed 157 runs with notable mention going to Alex Barry claiming 62, Pat Laws managing 39 and Andrew Cirson scoring 20.

Brothers captain Mal Carlyon said his team was off to a fairly decent start at the beginning of the game.

"We needed a few more runs on the field," he said.

"We only batted 32 overs."

Chad Gilmore managed 4-34 runs off eight overs while Warren Lamberth was 3-25.

Yaralla player Ken Wogandt made 59 runs while Nabeel Yunus managed to get 38 not out.

Yaralla player and club president Andrew Bianchi said his side was happy with how they went.

"It's a good start to the season," he said.

Next weekend will see the CQ representative teams play in Mackay.

Following that, on November 10, The Glen A-grade side is scheduled to face-off against Brothers at Clinton Park while BITS will compete against Yaralla at Yaralla's home ground.



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