Batting lets Warwick team down
CRICKET: Off spinner Sean Bryson was the best bowler with 2-16 as Warwick went down by seven wickets to Central Downs in Mitchell Shield cricket at Slade Park on Sunday.
Batting first, Warwick was 763 after 17 overs, with No.6 Michael Bourke 15 not out.
Lachlan Gross had been the best of the top order with 16.
Bourke led a Warwick fightback and the score was 9-102 after Bryson was dismissed for the second top score, 18.
Andrew McConnell joined Bourke with the score at 102 and the pair took the score to 124 when Bourke was dismissed for 42.
As Warwick did not play out its 50 overs, Central Downs went into bat before lunch and was 0-65 after six overs.
Warwick captain Scott McLennan chose to use his younger bowlers rather than his own left-arm, mediumpaced deliveries. The captain is one of the most economical bowlers in Eastern Downs cricket.
Bryson was the best Warwick bowler with 2-16 with his off spin.
In the end, Central Downs passed the Warwick total of 124 for the loss of three wickets and received bonus points for the win.
Stanthorpe beat Lockyer at Lockyer to secure home ground advantage in the Mitchell Shield grand final on February 3. The Dave Walkercaptained Warwick Davis Shield side is also in a final.
SOLID: Michael Bourke led a Warwick fightback with 42 in Mitchell Shield cricket for Warwick.