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Renshaw needs runs in run up to Ashes

Australia's Matthew Renshaw bats during the second day of the first Test match against India in Pune, Feb. 24, 2017.
Australia's Matthew Renshaw bats during the second day of the first Test match against India in Pune, Feb. 24, 2017. Rajanish Kakade

HOWZAT with Michael Bourke

QUEENSLAND opening batsman Matthew Renshaw needs to score some runs again after a number of low scores in the interstate one-day competition.

With three shield games prior to the Gabba Test, there is still enough time for Renshaw to find his groove. At this stage Renshaw would still consider himself safe for selection in the Test side for the Ashes.

Drought with the rain

THE Warwick Cricket Association A-grade competition is heading into its third weekend and some teams are facing a drought between games due to wet weather.

The season was put back a week due to the grand final long weekend and there has been two weekends of washouts since from the rain. With all teams still on the same points one, could argue that this is the closest competition Warwick senior cricket has produced for the month of October.

After this weekend, there will be a bye for all teams due to the Warwick Rodeo. Luckily the representative cricket season has been pushed back until December.

De Villiers smashing

SOUTH African batsman AB de Villiers smashed an incredible 176 in his side's one-day match against Bangladesh off only 104 balls. I rate de Villiers the world's best one-day batsman.

Horse tip

MY HORSE tip for the Caulfield Cup is for the imported horse from Great Britain called Marmelo.

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