ALL STYLE: Cameron Peterson batting for Colts at Slade Park in a win against Wheatvale. The same teams will play today at Slade Park.
ALL STYLE: Cameron Peterson batting for Colts at Slade Park in a win against Wheatvale. The same teams will play today at Slade Park. Gerard Walsh

Colts pair key to win in Warwick cricket

CRICKET: Captain Shaun 'Robbo' O'Leary is putting the pressure on Cameron Peterson and Maugan Benn to rise to the occasion in the battle for second in Condamine Cup cricket today at Slade Park.

The Warwick Hotel Colts captain said his side had not finished off well with the ball in recent games.

"We started the season with six wins and then lost to Maryvale, beat Redbacks and lost to Allora,” O'Leary said.

"Cameron Peterson is performing with bat and ball. He will open the bowling and bat in the top five. Cameron scored 70 against Redbacks two games ago after scoring a century against the same team in the first game of the season.”

O'Leary said Benn was pretty reliable with the bat and generally comes on to take a couple of wickets with his swing bowling.

"Jacob Gross is having a good first season in season cricket and his brother Lachlan is a good chance to win the Player of the Year award in the Warwick Association if he continues his current form,” O'Leary said.

Lachlan also scored a century in the Mitchell Shield loss to Stanthorpe late last year.

Looking down to the other end of the wicket, O'Leary is wary of the defending premiers who usually come good in the second half of the season.

"As it is university holidays; Wheatvale could have some players on holidays who will line up against us,” he said.

"We have to see Paul Cantwell out with the ball after he took five wickets in the first round and we will have to look out for the batting of Brendan Malone and Carter Bilbrough.”



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