Jimboomba Bushrangers Cricket Club declared winners of shortened Logan District Cricket Association season

Trophies in hand: Tom Jellie, Rodney Teese and Jason Feeney celebrate Jimboomba Cricket Club's victories.
Trophies in hand: Tom Jellie, Rodney Teese and Jason Feeney celebrate Jimboomba Cricket Club's victories.

Jimboomba Cricket Club has taken out two premierships as coronavirus calls an early stumps on the Logan District Cricket Association competition in 2019/20.

There were three rounds to go in the regular season when the association declared the season over, and the Jimboomba side was well on top in the first division.

"They were the standout team, only losing one match," club president Rodney Teese said.

The division two Gold team was winning pool B, and was also declared the winner of the competition.

It has been a stop-start season, with only 11 matches of 21 being played.

"Four were washed out, one was cancelled because of the heat policy and now coronavirus," Teese said.

As president of the club, I feel sorry for the winter sport codes, whose players are not getting out on the field this season.

Rodney Teese

It makes up for years of disappointment for the first grade team, who have been denied in the previous three season deciders.

They lost to Loganholme last year, and Logan Village the year before that.

Wet weather from Cyclone Debbie washed out the pointy end of the season in 2017, with Logan Village declared the winners.

"This [winning two premierships] is a good thing for our club," Teese said.

Lester Mason, 74, has finally tasted grand final success with the second division team.

"It's his first summer premiership, and he's over the moon," Teese said.

Teese said the average age of the division two players nudged 50.'

"There's Lester, then a couple of players in their late 60s, and most of the rest of us are over 40," he said.

Young bowler Roxanne Thompson is the team's secret weapon. She was eight wickets ahead of anyone else at the club.

While Teese was thrilled with the outcome for his club, he said he felt for the winter athletes who would miss out on a season because of the coronavirus threat shutting down codes across the world.

"As president of the club, I feel sorry for the winter sport codes, whose players are not getting out on the field this season," he said.

"We were lucky it was the back end of our season.

"It's a kick in the guts for them. Kids just love getting out and playing sport.

"It does not matter what sport."