The toss will be crucial for Wheatvale bowler Neil Cantwell to fire on the second Slade Park game of the weekend.
The toss will be crucial for Wheatvale bowler Neil Cantwell to fire on the second Slade Park game of the weekend. Gerard Walsh

Cricketers keen to return to pitch

Allora v Diggers at Slade Park

IT'S been more than a month since Allora all-rounder Adam May donned his whites and faced a ball.

Skipper Cameron Masters and his young team are eager for May, one of Warwick's fiercest competitors, to carry on where he left off, scoring 266 in his last two innings.

May was well supported by brothers Kris and Mitchell McLennan and Nick and Joe Morris, who will all need to fire against a Diggers side that sits one point off the leader.

Diggers has been exceptional with the bat, led by Jamie Saunders, excluding a below-par game against out-of-form Wheatvale last match, where they where bundled out for 76.

Diggers' pace attack, led by Brett McEvoy, will need to get May cheaply and his team's strong batting line-up is capable of doing the rest.

 

Maryvale v Sovereign at Briggs Oval

LEADER Maryvale looks to have a training run this week against Sovereign Animals.

It's not that Sovereign is playing badly just that Maryvale is soaring, having only lost two games.

Maryvale has the most dynamic middle order in the comp, with all-rounders Mick and Paul Bourke and form batsman Jason Steketee.

Sovereigns will rely heavily on evergreen John Pillar to take early wickets but it would be an upset of titanic proportions if the side won.

 

Colts v Wheatvale at Slade Park

WITH Colts' likelihood of a first-grade title all but over, Wheatvale captain Paul Cantwell knows there is nothing worse than coming up against a wounded beast.

Cantwell's side has the best bowling attack in the comp.

As the deck will be used today for the Allora v Diggers match, it may crumble late in the day so the toss will be vital to the match outcome.

AJ McQueen returns to partner pace bowler Jack Breen and they will look to get into Colts middle order early.

Colts have proven the side's bowling attack is equivalent to the top-tier teams and, when their batting has fired, they are almost impossible to beat.



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