Opener bats Wheatvale to T20 glory in Warwick
CRICKET: Chris Cantwell is better known as a fast bowler but put the regular thought process in the cupboard when it came to T20 cricket finals on Saturday.
Chris hit 99 runs on a day Wheatvale won the final by nine wickets.
He opened the batting in both games, the semi against Maryvale Condamine and the grand final against Warwick Hotel Colts.
In the semi at Slade Park, Wheatvale was comfortably chasing the 108 of Maryvale but lost five wickets for one run.
With two wickets in hand and two balls to go, Jack Breen hit a single to seal the win.
Warwick Hotel Colts beat Allora in the semi at Mayhew Oval. The difference between the two teams wasn't much more than the one over in which John Cleary hit 27 for Colts.
In the grand final at Slade Park, Colts made 92 in their 20 overs and Wheatvale scored the winning runs for the loss on one wicket with plenty of overs to spare.
Man of the final Chris Cantwell ended up with an unbeaten half-century and hit the winning runs. Carter Bilbrough was at the wicket with Chris went the victory target was passed.
The T20 competition was played over four weeks, a first for Warwick cricket.
Colts def Allora at Mayhew Oval by 35 odd runs
Wheatvale 9 for 109 def Maryvale 8 for 108 at Slade Park
Wheatvale 1 for 92 (Chris Cantwell 57 not out, Paul Cantwell 32) def Colts 8 for 91 (Geoff Thorley 18, Carter Bilbrough 2 wickets, Paul Cantwell 2 wickets, Chris Cantwell two catches, one run out). (Scores from WCA)