Maryvale in good form in Warwick cricket
CRICKET: Premiers Maryvale Condamine made it two wins in three games after a win against Allora at Slade Park in Condamine Cup cricket on Sunday.
Maryvale players wore black arm bands in memory of the late Basil Nolan who played carnival cricket with Maryvale and was a strong supporter of the club.
Batting first, Maryvale made 4-252 with Pat Bourke, 86, and Lee Watts, 56, leading the way.
Captain Nick Goltz was the best of the bowlers with 2-35.
Pat Bourke opened the batting and was in half-century partnerships with his younger brother Tom Bourke and with Lee Watts.
Pat's 86 followed 66 for the Darling Downs team at the South Queensland under-21 championships.
"I was happy with my batting on Sunday,” he said.
"There is still room for improvement, my biggest scoring shot was a flick off the pads behind square leg or through mid wicket.
"I was run out by Sean Bryson at mid off in the second last over chasing as many runs as possible,” he said.
Pat rated medium pacer Matthew Higgins and spinner Sean Bryson as the best bowlers for Allora.
"Both put the ball in the right areas and made you work hard for your runs.”
Allora replied with 196, team organiser Sean Bryson leading the way with 97 before he was caught by Maryvale captain Paul Bourke at cover off the bowling of Watts.
"Sean Bryson and Mitch Siebenhausen added 50-odd in an opening partnership for Allora and at that time, they were on top before we got a few wickets,” he said.
Paul said Bryson kept his cool and batted well for Allora.
"Sean drove well through the off side and picked the gaps in the field well,” he said.
"Mitch Siebenhausen was batting well but pushed a bit too hard for Allora and was dismissed.”
Sovereign recorded back-to-back wins when they beat last year's finalists Redbacks.
Luke Cullen was the top scorer for Sovereign with 75.
In the other game, Lachlan Gross scored 71 in the Warwick Hotel Colts win against Victoria Hill.
In junior cricket, Warwick will play round 2 of representative cricket this weekend in three age groups. Junior club cricket on Saturday.
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