An incredible 351 from just 20 overs
AFTER just one century - a double century at that - on Saturday, the batsmen hit form yesterday to slog five centuries on day two of the Condamine Sports Club Australia Day Cricket Carnival in Warwick.
In a high-scoring game which will take some beating, Goomeri scored 5-315 on Saturday at Glennie Heights State School only to be outrun by Badzy's Bandits who scored 5-351.
Tim McIntosh scored 208 not out for Goomeri, an outstanding effort in an innings where only 120 balls are bowled.
In the Bandits' innings, Cameron Peterson, 99, Brendan Iles, 81, and Dave Walker, 78, proved what three form batsmen can do in a run chase.
Yesterday, Joe Marsh (Originals) hit 147 not out and Ring Inns captain Mal Hancock kept up his good form with 101 not out after scoring 85 on Saturday.
The best batting yesterday was by SBH XI with Philip Brown, 133, and Neil Cantwell, 100, each scoring unbeaten centuries.
Cameron Masters hit 114 for Allora team, Dalrymple Dongers.
Five-wicket bags are rare in T20 cricket but there were two on Saturday and four yesterday.
Annie's XI medium pacer Terry Lambert took 6-10 off four overs and Ricky Sinkins (Summers) 5-2 off two overs on Saturday.
Jamie Wensly (Bears) took 5-6, Kevin Bourke (Condy Sports) and Andrew Sullivan (Jonesy's XI) each 5-7, and Steve Hawthorne (Stunned Mullets) 5-11.
Yesterday's star bowlers delivered four overs, except Bourke and Wensly who took their wickets in three overs.
Eight teams have finished unbeaten after the first two days of play and will meet in the semi-finals at 9am today in Warwick.
The teams with four wins from four games are defending champions Stunned Mullets, Condy Sports, Doc's XI, Jonesy's XI, Hulk's XI, Mitch's/Small's XI, SBH XI and XXXX.
Warwick Cricket Association president Michael Bourke said the carnival had gone better than expected.
"Despite some showers, all games have been played with great spirit," Bourke said.
Going on batting depth, Hulk's XI and SBH XI could be two teams to watch.
Stunned Mullets v Jonesy's at Slade Park.
Condy Sports v Mitch's/Small's XI at Mayhew Oval
Hulk's XI v Docs XI at Queens Park Turf
SBH v XXXX at Hamilton.
Bonus points will determine the two finalists from the four winning sides for the 1pm final at Slade Park. All other teams play one game.