Talented siblings pair up for rep cricket games
SIEBENHAUSEN brothers Mitch and Jordan will be among four pairs of siblings playing for Warwick in representative cricket tomorrow.
The GJ Gardner Homes Warwick Bulls teams take on Lockyer in Mitchell and Davis shield games in the Lockyer Valley.
Mitch Siebenhausen is going into his third season of Davis Shield cricket while younger brother Jordan is in his second.
"I hope to bat in the middle order - between numbers four and six - and am keen to keep wickets," Mitch said.
If he is given the gloves, Mitch will keep to Jordan, a paceman with eight wickets in a game to his credit in Warwick A-grade fixtures.
"I have played a fair bit of cricket with Jordan and he bowls good line and length and moves the ball off the pitch," Mitch said.
"Jordan clean bowls a lot of batsman but also has some caught behind or in the slips. I have caught a couple off his bowling."
Last year, Mitch top scored in one game for Warwick.
The Siebenhausen brothers will be joined in the Davis Shield team by the McLennan brothers, from Allora, Kris and Mitch.
Kris played some Davis Shield last season and in form is a delight to watch. Mitch impressed as a junior for Darling Downs teams.
Warwick Cricket Association (WCA) president Colin O'Brien said Lockyer was always tough opposition on home soil.
"Warwick has a strong squad for the two games but will be without Mick Bourke and Adam May, due to junior representative cricket and work commitments," O'Brien said.
"The Mitchell Shield side will be bolstered by the inclusion of John Cleary, Matt Elford and Chris McEvoy."
All three played for the Darling Downs South West Queensland Country team in the Schaeffer Shield last weekend.
Saunders scored an unbeaten 100 and 29, Elford impressed with the ball to make the South Queensland Country side and Cleary scored 17 and 20 but was restricted with the ball to 1-26 off five overs due to injury.
The brothers in Warwick Mitchell Shield teams are Chris and Neil Cantwell and Chris and Brett McEvoy.
O'Brien said tomorrow might be the first time four sets of brothers played in Warwick representative teams on one day.
"Andrew Ryan will skipper the Davis Shield team should Shaun 'Robo' O'Leary be unavailable due to his wife expecting their second child any day," he said.
"Young batsmen Mitch McLennan and Lachlan Gross will make their Davis Shield debuts."
Neil Cantwell will skipper the Mitchell Shield team and senior Mitchell Shield players will be presented the new Warwick baggy blue caps which represent honour, pride and commitment and will be presented to rep players who have shown these qualities over a sustained period of time.
The Mitchell Shield game will be played at Glenore Grove and Davis Shield at Forest Hill.
The bus will leave from Slade Park and players are to be there before 6.30am.