Headaches of a different kind before Australia Day Carnival

By Casey O'Connor

It is not unusual for headaches to be associated with the Australia Day cricket carnival in Warwick however they are usually of the self-inflicted variety following a good day’s play. However, in 2022 the escalation of COVID cases across the Southern Downs and beyond is causing headaches of a very different variety for organisers of the iconic Cricket carnival.

Warwick Cricket Association President, Andrew Bryson confirmed earlier in the week that plans for the annual event are progressing along normal lines however organisers are carefully monitoring the rapidly changing health situation and will making adjustments where necessary.

The Warwick Australia day carnival continues to grow in popularity and 30 teams have registered for the 2022 event which will be played over two days.

Two new teams are set to join the competition this year. Scots College Past Students join the main competition while Greymare XI have nominated in the social competition.

Eighteen teams have nominated for the main competition and 12 teams will play in the social competition.

The major sponsor of the Carnival in 2022 is once again the Condamine Club and there is excellent prizemoney for the top teams in the competition. The winners will pocket $1000; second place $500 and third $250.

The competition draw will take place at the Warwick Golf Club on Friday evening (14 January) commencing at 6.30pm. Everyone is invited but please be aware of the COVID entry requirements at the Golf Club.

Organisers would also like to hear from anyone who is able to Umpire over the two-day carnival.

Fingers crossed the carnival is able to proceed. Organisers will take a long hard look at how the health situation and any changes in Covid restrictions unfold throughout this week and access the viability of the competition.

We will bring you any updates in next week’s Spin column or on our online platform if any decisions are made earlier.

Look for the full competition draw and further details in next week’s Spin.