HOT STUFF: Colts batsman Kev Poole after scoring 83 on a hot Sunday afternoon at Slade Park.
HOT STUFF: Colts batsman Kev Poole after scoring 83 on a hot Sunday afternoon at Slade Park. Gerard Walsh

Batsman breaks skipper's window on way to half century

CRICKET: Kevin Poole might have scored 83 on Sunday but he was just as keen to talk about the heat.

"This is the hottest day I have played cricket for a while, it is unbelievably hot,” he said.

He hit nine fours and two sixes in 83 and received strong support from Maugan Benn who scored 72 in a Warwick Hotel Colts score of 7-207.

When asked about the best shot in his innings, Poole said his pull shot but he wasn't sure if captain Shaun "Robbo” O'Leary would agree.

"I hit a pull shot for six near the clubhouse and it broke one of the lights on Robbo's vehicle,” Poole said.

"Robbo said he was going to retire me but didn't.”

Poole fell to the first ball bowled by Railway Rascals and Queensland Country under-15 player Kira Holmes.

Railway Hotel Rascals made a good fist of the run chase before being dismissed for 191.

Mick Kelp made 36, Joe Morris 32 and Holmes 20.

Sundries top scored with 48, a statistic which must concern O'Leary heading into the second half of the season.

Gross took three late wickets to help secure the win with figures of 4-29 off six overs. Benn and Sam Byron each took two wickets.

In only his second bowl for the club, leg spinner Sam Grey took 0-43 for Rascals but Poole said he had potential.

"Sam has good variety and can spin his wrong-un,” Poole said.

"He will be hard to face once he hits the right spot with his deliveries and could be a really good bowler for Warwick. Good spinners get wickets.”

Allora game

MARYVALE Condamine made 7-312 to beat an Allora side which scored 51 batting second at Allora on Saturday.

Pat Bourke made 65 for Maryvale, Jason Steketee 56, Andrew McConnell 48 and Will Gordon 40. Blake Lollback and Nick Goltz each took two wickets.

Mitch Darton was the best of the Maryvale bowlers with 3-12 off five overs.

Will Gordon had 2-1, Tom Bourke 2-10 and Scott McLennan 2-12.

Major games

WARWICK will host Stanthorpe in two games of representative cricket on Sunday.

The Mitchell Shield sides will do battle at Slade Park for the Bourke Hendry Trophy.

Stanthorpe is not in Davis Shield this season but will field a side to play the Warwick Davis Shield team in the game at Mayhew Oval where a second Bourke Hendry Trophy is up for grabs.



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