Warwick cricket competition expands to eight teams

Aaron Vietheer cuts to third man during an innings in Warwick cricket.
Aaron Vietheer cuts to third man during an innings in Warwick cricket. Gerard Walsh

CRICKET: The days of the bye in Warwick cricket are over, the Warwick Redbacks have joined the local cricket competition.

Warwick Cricket Association president Michael Bourke said with the addition of the Redbacks from Aussie rules, there were now eight teams in the competition.

"Keith Clarke is organising the Redbacks team and Tyhe Clarkson will be captain,” Bourke said.

The first cricket of the season will be at Slade Park this weekend when Warwick plays its annual game against the University club from Toowoomba.

Aaron Vietheer, Carter Bilbrough and Shaun O'Leary are three of the players in the Warwick team along with new recruit Sam Waetford.

A bowler who bats, Waetford has played 78 games in second grade for the Southport Labrador club in the Gold Coast competition.

He has best figures of 5-29 off 12 overs and 5-51 off 21 overs, including 12 maidens.

Waetford is a lower order batsman who has best partnerships of 90 for the seventh wicket and 64 for the ninth wicket at the Gold Coast.

This season, clubs will again be allocated games on a Saturday or Sunday starting with the first games on October 1-2.

In recent seasons, start times have differed on Saturdays and Sundays but this season, all club games will start at 10.30am regardless of the day.

See wrap on player movements in Daily News late next week before round 1.

Junior sign-on

WARWICK junior cricket has held its first information day and junior president Andrew Bryson is upbeat about the interest so far.

"A large number of players have signed on but we are always looking for more,” he said.

One more information day will be held after the school holidays with dates to be printed in the Daily News. Bryson can be contacted on 46673749.

Topics:  cricket, new season, redbacks, warwick, warwick cricket

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