Chamber of Commerce defeats Buderim XI in Australia Day Match
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Batting first, after losing the toss, the Chamber of Commerce scored slowly in the first few overs but scored around 10 an over for the rest of the match. They were bowled out for 162 off 18.3 overs.
In reply, Buderim batted with some enthusiasm and were on target to win the game within the 20 overs but were bowled out for 114 in 15.2 overs.
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli provided some commentary for part of the match. He noted, with a hint of sarcasm that the Mayors XI "failed to qualify" for the match. The lack of sledging was noted by other commentators.
The match was included in an overall Australia Day celebration at Buderim Mountain State School which included Sunshine Coast Idol, kids' rides, barbecues and food stalls.
This article contains original reporting by Wikinews user RockerballAustralia. The reporting took place primarily on January 26, 2008 at Buderim, Queensland. Further details can be found on this talk page. If the user is accredited, you can verify their credentials.