ANY chances Callide Dawson had of upstaging the highly fancied Wanderers cricket team last Friday were washed away by an unseasonal afternoon shower.

Every year the Brisbane-based Wanderers Cricket Club embarks on a two-week tour of parts of Queensland, bringing a mix of former state players and young rising stars to regional and remote parts of the state.

This year the touring party visited Biloela and played against a Callide Dawson side.

Wanderers batted first and were bowled out in the 47th over for 183.

In reply, Callide Dawson survived 35 overs to score 93, with Dillon West (30) and Justin Elliott (15) top scoring.

Callide Dawson Cricket Association president Ray Stanley described the event as a big success.

"It was a good day but unfortunately we had rain from 1pm onwards, which had an effect on the end result of the game," Stanley said.

"We lost, but I thought we bowled and fielded really well.

"We bowled out the Wanderers team inside 50 overs and for 183 runs, which considering the quality of their side is a really, really good effort from us.

"The game saw Sam Boal take four wickets and Dylan West take two."

The last time Wanderers toured Biloela was 21 years ago but after the success of this tour, Stanley said he was keen for the club to return in the near future.

"Not only did it allow our cricketers to play against a tough opponent, the junior cricketers were subject to some quality coaching from the Wanderers," he said.

"As well as that, the junior cricketers had the opportunity to watch some of these Wanderers play."


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