Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cricketers Will Drive 10,000km; They Might Not Be World-Beaters but They Love the Carnival

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Cricketers Will Drive 10,000km; They Might Not Be World-Beaters but They Love the Carnival

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Byline: GERARD WALSH

HURRICANES

Team members

David Hallman Co Warwick

Ged Dwan Co Gold Coast

Cameron Stewart Co Biloela

Neil Siddans Co Mt Isa

Rob Willis Co Mt Isa

Matt Bohm Co Toowoomba

Quinton Coleman Co Warwick

Mark Fowler Co Warwick

Brendon Bowring Co Newcastle

Peter Collins Co Warwick

Jason Bradfield Co Gold Coast

Shannon Stevens Co Warwick

Blake Mauch Co Freestone

Sam Gill Co Brisbane

Michael Christensen Co Brisbane

Joseph Marstella Co Warwick

Kurt Rigney Co Sydney

HURRICANES Elite players will travel more than 10,000km for a fun weekend at the Supa IGA Warwick Australia Day Weekend Carnival.

The carnival has been played annually for four decades and team numbers are set at a maximum of 30.

David Hallman and James Churches started the Hurricanes team for the 2004 carnival and the side has had three wins in 23 carnival games to date.

Hallman and Ged Dwan will play in their ninth annual carnival tomorrow and Sunday.

After playing in the first eight, Jay Hankinson, who now works at St George, and Paul Kahler, who recently moved to Emerald, will miss this year's event.

But that won't stop players travelling from New South Wales and as far north at Mt Isa.

Brendon Bowling, who lives at Newcastle, will fly in to Brisbane at 6.30am tomorrow and drive straight to Warwick for the carnival before returning to the airport on Sunday after the final Hurricanes game.

C[pounds sterling]We are hoping for our fourth and fifth wins this year,C[yen] all-rounder Mark Fowler said.

C[pounds sterling]We celebrate pretty well when we win.

C[pounds sterling]It would be great to meet The Cows again; they flogged us in the one game between the two sides.C[yen]

While the draw for tomorrow's play has been finalised (see Page 14), results will determine the Hurricanes' opponent on Sunday and Hallman hopes it will be Annie's XI.

C[pounds sterling]We have one win in five games against them,C[yen] Hallman said.

C[pounds sterling]Hurricanes won the last clash so we are the current champions. …

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