Jarred Collins bats for Wheatvale in a preliminary final victory against Inglewood at Slade Park on Sunday.
Jarred Collins bats for Wheatvale in a preliminary final victory against Inglewood at Slade Park on Sunday.

Diggers aim for a title hat-trick

A WIN today in the Warwick Cricket Association A-grade grand final by RSL Diggers will secure the club side its third premiership in a row.

The Diggers will be led at the top of the order by Jamie Saunders, Jeff Morris and Col O’Brien with the middle order, led by Brett Savins, likely to provide good support.

Wheatvale will be captained Chris Cantwell, who is one the favourites to win the prestigious Tom and Margaret Walsh Medal for player of the final.

Wheatvale all-rounder Paul Cantwell has been in superb form this season and could steer his side to a win.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jarred Collins has also had a fine finish to the season.

Opening bowlers Adam Cummins and AJ McQueen will search for early wickets at Slade Park in the grand final clash.

If the Wheatvale batsmen do not improve on some inconsistent efforts this season, Diggers’ bowler Brett McEvoy could win the Walsh Medal and secure his side their third consecutive premiership.

In the reserve grade grand final today, the early dismissal of Criterion CSD star Shane Hooper with the bat at Queens Park turf could help Sovereign Animals take the title.

Sovereign batsman Ken Martin will aim to get his side off to quick start and rotate the strike.

Sovereign bowler Dave Speedy could collect his second five-wicket haul for the season with another good spell of bowling.

Criterion CSD all-rounder James Jerome is expected to have a big input into the result of the grand final with his attacking cricket.

The grand final teams are both seeking to win their first premiership under their new team names.

Some of the players have grand final experience from previous seasons.

There will be an end-of-season barbecue and trophy presentations at Slade Park after the grand final today.



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