Bat­ting lets War­wick team down

Warwick Daily News - - SPORT -

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.

Photo: Gerard Walsh

SOLID: Michael Bourke led a War­wick fight­back with 42 in Mitchell Shield cricket for War­wick.

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