Double ton gives Colts hope
JOHN Cleary hit the first double century in Condamine Cup Warwick A-grade cricket this season in the Colts victory against RSL Diggers at Slade Park yesterday.
He struck 15 fours and 14 sixes on his way to a score of 205.
Darren Small, Jeff Kruger, Michael Bourke, Matt Walls and Cleary are the five to score 200 or more in the past 25 years.
The win keeps the semi-final hopes of Colts alive.
Winning the toss and batting, Warwick Hotel Colts lost four wickets before Cleary and Don Miller added 131 for the fifth wicket.
Graham Bourke supported Cleary with 23 in the Colts innings of 357.
Brett McEvoy was the best of the Diggers bowlers with 3-62 off 10 overs.
Diggers replied with 157, Tyhe Clarkson top scoring with 21 and being one of eight batsmen to reach double figures.
Cleary capped an outstanding day with 4-42 off seven overs with the ball. Cameron Peterson took 3-22, also off seven overs.
The form of Cleary is good news with Warwick playing Goondiwindi in the Slade Shield final at Goondiwindi on Sunday.
Luke Costello and Jordan Siebenhausen added 129 for the first wicket but their side, Maryvale Condamine, lost by 27 runs to Wheatvale in Saturday's game at Slade Park.
Costello hit 67 and Siebenhausen 54.
Batting first, Wheatvale openers Brendan Malone, 36, and Paul Cantwell, 33, added 63 before first drop Hugh Wren made 33 and second drop Chris Malone 55 to take the score towards 150.
Wheatvale finished with 7-214 with spinner Jimmy Osborn the best bowler for Maryvale with 2-22 off four overs.
Maryvale was dismissed for 187 after Cameron Stevens engineered a collapse with 4-33 off eight overs. Wren was economical with 1-21 off seven overs.
It was a weekend for large opening partnerships with Aaron Vietheer, 70, and Mitch McLennan, 22, adding 91 for Allora in a 169-run win against Sovereign Animals at Allora on Saturday.
Steve Hughes made 50 to help steer Allora to 241. Joe Morris took 4-39 off seven overs, including the wicket of his brother Nick.
Tony Morrisey took 3-43 off eight overs and Laurie Wagner 2-54 off eight.
A feature of the match was a run out by some brilliant Joe Morris fielding.
Sovereign was dismissed for 72, Kris McLennan starring with the ball for Allora with 6-24 off eight overs.
Father and son Laurie and Robbie Wagner added 23 for the last wicket in seven overs, Laurie top scoring with 12.
Three games of club cricket will start at noon Saturday due to the Slade Shield final.