Wanderers play Mitchell and District as part of their 2016 Tour.
Wanderers play Mitchell and District as part of their 2016 Tour. Sarah Dionysius

Wanderers play Mitchell as part of 2016 Tour

THIS year's cricket season has hit off with a game between the 2016 Wanderers tourists team and the Mitchell and District side on Saturday.

President of the Mitchell side Chris Hughes said it was a good chance for his players to get in some practice before the season officially starts.

"It's something different for the players to be involved in,” he said.

"They (the Wanderers) haven't been out in around ten years and it's just good for the young fellows to experience a game against good players.”

Captain of the Wanderers Brad Murphy said the squad was made up of players from six or seven clubs in Queensland.

"There's a couple of young guys from the Queensland under-19s,” he said.

This year's tour will visit six towns across regional Queensland including Tara, Mitchell, Charleville, Warwick, Texas and St George. "It's a pre season tour to promote the game, coach the locals, to bring cricket to the local communities and to have an opportunity for some of these young guys to get a bit of pre season practise,” he said.

"It's good to mix with the locals and find out a bit about how things operate in the bush.”

The Wanderers finished on 8/222 in the first innings with top scorer James Grady making 81. The Mitchell and District side were all out for 98 with Scott Hilton making 28.

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