Players stand out
HUGH Wren has had a dream cricket season.
The affable 15-year-old not only scored the most runs – 382 – in Warwick Junior Cricket in the 16 years and under age group he was also the equal highest wicket-taker with 14 to his name.
This was not in an easy field either. He was competing with the fastest junior bowler in the district, Pat Gribbin, centurion Mitchell McLennan and fellow Wheatvale team-mate Jack Breen, who also took 14 wickets.
Wren was also presented with a $200 cheque under the Breed a Bull program at the Warwick Junior Cricket break-up at Slade Park along with fellow up-and-comers Gribbin, Carter Bilbrough and Carly Cooper.
Wren’s 382 runs included a couple of 60s, a top score of 72 not out and a knock of 58 not out in the grand final.
His team, Gross Wholesale Meats Beefeaters was crowned under 14/16 premiers after a convincing victory over RSL Diggers.
A thrilling under-12 grand final was won off the third-last ball when Danny Lyons Sports reached the winning score of 61 over King Street Mechanical.
Highest run scorer for the season was Shane Iles with 295 while Stewart Henderson took the most wickets – 13.
In the under-10 competition Red Rooster Maryvale defeated NAB Wheatvale in the final 129 to 102.
It was a great season for the youngest grade, with five players scoring more than 200 runs for the season and five players also taking more than 16 wickets.
Will Gordon scored the most runs with 416 while Isaac Johnson took 18 wickets to be named the highest wicket taker for the season.