How teams are shap­ing up

Con­damine Cup sea­son set to start

Warwick Daily News - - CRICKET - GER­ARD WALSH CRICKET:

Seven teams have nom­i­nated for the Con­damine Cup 2018-2019 War­wick sea­son.

The ma­jor change is the for­ma­tion of a Vic­to­ria Hill club for the first time in two decades.

Vic­to­ria Hill will have many of the play­ers from last year’s Al­lora Ras­cals team, which is not play­ing this sea­son.

All games this week­end will be to­mor­row.

Pre­miers Mary­vale will play Red­backs at Slade Park, Wheat­vale and War­wick Ho­tel Colts will play at Queens Park and Al­lora will be at home to Sov­er­eign An­i­mals.

Vic­to­ria Hill has the bye.

ABOUT THE CLUBS Mary­vale

Cap­tain: Paul Bourke for sec­ond sea­son.

Team changes: Ro­han Mor­ris, who has a bul­lock team at Mary­vale, will play, along with Dan Conn from Townsville who is work­ing at Ra­heen Stud.

Likely player of the year: Andrew Ryan scored a 70 and 99 late last sea­son as Mary­vale won the pre­mier­ship in Agrade.

Red­backs

Cap­tain: Tyhe Clark­son Team changes: Mark Mills and Shaun Brown have joined from the Red­backs Aussie rules club.

Pace­man Andrew McConnell has joined Red­backs from Mary­vale.

Likely player of the year: Ben Hep­pell, a cousin of Essendon AFL cap­tain Dyson Hep­pell.

Ben is a bats­man who scores at bet­ter than a run a ball and bowls off-spin and is an on/off­spin­ner.

Wheat­vale

Cap­tain: Paul Cantwell

Team changes: Sim­i­lar team to last year.

Pace­man Chris Cantwell will play a few less games. Likely player of the year: Bats­man Bren­dan Mal­one is a tech­ni­cally cor­rect bats­man who bowls a bit.

War­wick Ho­tel Colts

Cap­tain: Shaun O’Leary Team changes: Hugh In­mon is up from ju­niors and will play in the same team as his fa­ther Nick and brother Tae­gan.

Sim­i­lar team to last year. Likely player of the year: An all-rounder like Mau­gan Benn is the best chance along with star bats­man Lach­lan Gross.

Al­lora

Cap­tain: Nick Goltz

Team changes: Nick Mor­ris has joined his broth­ers at Vic­to­ria Hill and will be missed.

Likely player of the match: Team or­gan­iser and off-spin­ner Sean Bryson scored his first cen­tury in club cricket late last sea­son while Ga­van Scheiwe could lead the run scor­ing.

Vic­to­ria Hill

Cap­tain: Tony Mor­ris

Team changes: The new team will in­clude some of the Al­lora Ras­cals team from last sea­son.

Harry Shooter played well as a ju­nior and will play for his home dis­trict.

Pace­man Liam Dun­can is in a team, which will in­clude three Duff broth­ers and three Mor­ris broth­ers and their un­cle Tony Mor­ris.

Likely player of the year: Joe Mor­ris will bat in top six and bowl first change.

Plenty of pace but first change suits his swing bet­ter.

Sov­er­eign An­i­mals

Cap­tain: Luke Cullen with Ca­hal Davis the vice-cap­tain Team changes: Very lit­tle change other than the loss of Mick Ford who isn’t play­ing this sea­son.

Likely player of the year: Tony Munro and Ca­hal Davis are class all rounders.

Photo: Ger­ard Walsh

RE­CRUIT: Pace­man Andrew McConnell has joined the Red­backs for the 2018-2019 Con­damine Cup sea­son.

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