Paceman not in team as Heat battle hard
CRICKET: The Brisbane Heat lost with three balls remaining to the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League at Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Warwick paceman Mark Steketee was left out of the Heat 11 after a slower start to the season than in other years when at one stage, he was the second most successful bowler in the competition.
As Heat captain Chris Lynn told the Daily News last month, there would be some rotation of pace bowlers.
Batting first on Tuesday at the Gold Coast, Brisbane made 7-164 with Lynn hitting 84.
Late in the Sixers innings, it was 3-121 and they finally won with three balls to go at 5-165. Moises Henriques top scored with 57 and Jordan Silk made 46.
Steketee was replaced in the Heat 11 by James Patterson who returned to the side after being best man at a mate's wedding for the previous game.
Patterson, who has played Test cricket, finished with 0-29 off four overs at the Gold Coast game while Josh Lalor took 2-32 off three overs.
CONDAMINE Cup club cricket will resume this weekend with games in Warwick and Allora.
Victoria Hill will play Allora in the local derby at Keith Masters Oval at Allora at 12.30pm Saturday in a 40-over game.
After a slow start to the season, new team Victoria Hill have hit form.
In the Saturday game at Slade Park, Wheatvale will play Redbacks.
On Sunday, premiers Maryvale will play Warwick Hotel Colts at Slade Park.
JUNIORS welcome to register on www.play-cricket.com for a free junior clinic at Hamilton Oval from 3.30pm Friday under the direction of Brisbane Heat coaches.
There will be some video analysis of bowling actions at the clinic.