Ben Heppell bats for the Rosewool Redbacks.
Ben Heppell bats for the Rosewool Redbacks. Jonno Colfs

CRICKET WRAP: Malone heroics lead Wheatvale to victory

CRICKET: Round eight of the Condamine Cup took centre stage across Warwick and Allora at the weekend, with a number of stirring individual efforts seeing their teams get home.

Wheatvale's batsmen bounced back after scoring just 132 runs against Maryvale last week, notching up a big total of 231 in their Saturday fixture against the Rosewool Redbacks.

The game had to be transferred from Mayhew Oval to the turf at Queens Park after issues with the pitch.

Chris Malone led the way for Wheatvale, scoring 98 runs, as well as taking 2-16 from his six overs with the ball.

Andrew Politch was the pick of the Rosewool Redbacks bowlers with 2 for 29 off six overs.

The Redbacks amassed a total of 178 in their response, with Thye Clarkson scoring 47 runs.

Hayden Doherty finished off the Redbacks tail, claiming 2-1 off just four balls.

Maryvale edge Colts

Maryvale kept its strong start to the season alive, narrowly defeating the Warwick Hotel Colts.

Lachlan Gross had 53 as the Colts batted first, giving Maryvale 191 to chase.

Maryvale were able to reach their target with two wickets in hand, thanks to Will Gordon who top-scored with 60.

Rascals reign

Paul Christensen led the way for the Rascals with 60 runs, as they defeated Allora by 50 runs.

After posting a total of 182 runs, Allora was bowled out for 132.

Will Ole was the pick of Allora's bowlers with 4/31 from his eight overs.

Junior Reps

Warwick's U14s intercity side fell to Lockyer Valley on Sunday.

After producing a total of 137, thanks to 26 runs from Jed Esson, the batting of Lockyer Valley proved too elusive.

Ryan Boal led Warwick's bowlers with 2-18, with cameos from Hugh Inmon (1-6), Billy Webb (1-7) and Andrew Willett (1-7).

In the U12s, Warwick came out convincing winners over Lockyer Valley.

The visitors batted first, coming up with 7/143 in their 50 overs.

In response, Warwick was able to chase down the target in the 34th over, with six wickets in hand.

Lucy Bourke topped the batting for Warwick with 27, with 15 from Will Gross and 13 from Rowan Brady.

Ryan Clarke led the way with the ball, taking 2/11, with Ethan McKenzie claiming 2/17.



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