Boundary wins grand final

CRICKET: James Breen has played zone junior cricket but nothing will match his cut for four as last man in to win Wheatvale the Warwick A-grade cricket grand final yesterday.

The final was delayed by rain and then Warwick Hotel Colts made 9-128.

They lost 9-105 before captain Shaun O'Leary and Rod Hansen added 23 for the last wicket. Paul Cantwell took 3-15 off eight overs to lead the Wheatvale bowling.

Wheatvale lost a wicket at 12 before Brendan Malone, 44, and Paul Cantwell, 39, added 76 for the second wicket.

The innings then collapsed in the wake of fine bowling by medium pacer Maugan Benn and leggie Shaun O'Leary.

Rod Hansen took a fine caught-and-bowled to dismiss Hugh Wren.

It was 16 needed off five overs and then four off 12 balls after Chris Cantwell hit a six over mid-wicket.

James Breen hit the four to make it two premierships in the past two seasons for the Wheatvale side.

"This is what you dream of," he said.

He wasn't concerned batting at No.11.

"Everyone can bat and I am one of the youngest," he said.

Inglewood captain David Elsley put his side's victory in reserve grade against Sovereign down to the batsmen.

"We scored our most runs of the season and then Wayne Fearby bowled exceptionally well," Elsley said.

He paid tribute to the Sovereign team which offered to play the grand final when they could have claimed a premiership victory after two washouts last weekend.

Batting first, Inglewood lost its first wicket at 26 before Jamien Smith, 54, and Neil Fearby, 41, added 82 for the second wicket.

Small partnerships were a feature of the innings with Darren Apted, 29 not out, and Rob Purtle, 18, adding 48 for the eighth wicket.

Sovereign was 4-25 when Wayne Fearby took two wickets in his fifth over. He finished with 5-19 and two catches to have a hand in the first seven wickets.

BACK-TO-BACK PREMIERSHIPS: The winning Wheatvale A-grade team (back, from left) Ryan Collins, Brendan Malone, Paul Cantwell, Carly Cooper, Jonno Colfs, Carter Bilbrough, Hugh Wren, Cameron Stevens, Chris Malone, (front) Chris Cantwell, Jack Breen, Craig Cantwell, Neil Cantwell and James Breen.
BACK-TO-BACK PREMIERSHIPS: The winning Wheatvale A-grade team (back, from left) Ryan Collins, Brendan Malone, Paul Cantwell, Carly Cooper, Jonno Colfs, Carter Bilbrough, Hugh Wren, Cameron Stevens, Chris Malone, (front) Chris Cantwell, Jack Breen, Craig Cantwell, Neil Cantwell and James Breen. Gerard Walsh

 

Grand final scores

A-grade: Wheatvale 9-130 (Brendan Malone 44, Paul Cantwell 39, Maugan Benn 3-18, Shaun O'Leary 3-27) d Warwick Hotel Colts 9-128 (Lachlan Gross 20, John Cleary 18, Shaun O'Leary 16 not out, Paul Cantwell 3-15, James Breen 2-15).

Reserve grade: Inglewood 8-258 (Jamien Smith 54, Neil Fearby 41, Darren Apted 29 not out, Tim Hoffman 26, David Elsley 26, David Littleproud 23, Josh Klein 2-35) d Sovereign Animals 61 (Mark Fowler 18, Tim Drennert 18, Wayne Fearby 5-19, David Elsley 2-13).



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