Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Turmoil at Taipans Triggers Departure

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Turmoil at Taipans Triggers Departure

Article excerpt

CRAIG Cumming led the Eastern Taipans to the 2010-11 Ipswich West Moreton Cricket Association Division One title in its first year after the merger of Eastern Raiders and Bundamba Strollers.

So for him to walk away from what he helped build can't have been easy.

C[pounds sterling]There's not enough first grade players and definitely not enough quality to make a first grade side,C[yen] he said of why he left.

C[pounds sterling]I'd rather be playing first grade than second grade, especially if I want to play rep cricket.

C[pounds sterling]There's five or six second graders capable of playing first grade but there are a couple of liabilities.C[yen]

Cumming had held out hope most of last year's team would return but last week only three turned up to training.

C[pounds sterling]It was doing my head in all weekend,C[yen] Cumming said.

C[pounds sterling]I was trying to work out how to get players. But two weeks ago it was too late.C[yen]

Cumming confirmed money was the reason most had left but he refused to condemn his former teammates. …

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