CRICKET: After recording a win last weekend, Maryvale Condamine will be aiming to retain a share of the lead in Condamine Cup cricket when they play Sovereign Animals at Slade Park today.
Maryvale captain Paul Bourke and left-hand opening batsman Rob Lindsay will return to the side after missing the win against Allora at Slade Park last Sunday.
Paceman Dave Walker has been one of the most successful pacemen in Warwick cricket in recent seasons and is one of three options to take the new ball.
"I am undecided who will open the bowling. New players Andrew McConnell and Fergus Connolly have been swinging the new ball and Dave is also able to swing the ball,” Bourke said.
"Fergus is the fastest bowler to play for Maryvale since Sheffield Shield player Mark Steketee moved to Brisbane.”
Bourke said he was impressed with the bowling of young Sovereign Animals pacemen Cahal Davis and Caleb King.
"Sovereign are always keen and we won't be taking them lightly,” he said.
Inglewood will host a Railway Hotel Rascals side which will be hoping to improve their batting after being dismissed for 72 on the synthetic at Allora last Saturday.
Allora only scored 40 last week so an improvement in batting will be needed when they host a Redbacks team which passed 300 in a win in round 4, the first this season where games have been completed.
Wheatvale received a forfeit last weekend so will be short of match practice against a Warwick Hotel Colts team which is unlikely to score under 100 for the second week running. Colts are the defending premiers.