Last Man Stands competition set to get underway when COVID-19 restrictions ease on June 12

Play to resume: Cameron Turbill cannot wait for Last Man Stands cricket action to return. Photo: Matt McLennan

Play to resume: Cameron Turbill cannot wait for Last Man Stands cricket action to return. Photo: Matt McLennan

Last Man Stands crickets will dust off their gear again for play to resume on June 14, as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted further.

The competition has gone from strength to strength since kicking off about 12 months ago with just three teams.

It has grown to 16 over two divisions.

Teams from Logan, Beaudesert and Brisbane will contest the winter competition.

"One team has three or four girls in their second division team," co-ordinator Matt Turbill, who runs the competition with son Cameron, said.

"Wives and girlfriends of blokes in their team."

He was thrilled with the participation boom of the competition, where the last remaining batsman bats on until he is out.

"To add more than 14 in just over 12 months is a big achievement," Turbill said.

"We've very proud of ourselves."

Turbill said players could not wait to get back onto the pitch.

"Between us and our players, we can't wait," Turbill said.

"Everyone is champing at the bit."

He said it was far from a social hit in the winter months as some great cricketers looked to fill in their time until the summer started again.

"It's going to be a pretty hot competition," Turbill said.

He paid tribute to the likes of Jimboomba Redbacks' Tom Vidoni and Shane Harris from Greenbank Cricket Club for their help in securing the use of Glenlogan Park and JJ Smith Park.

"The clubs who we lease the fields off couldn't be more accommodating," Turbill said.

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