THE SWEET SPOT: Dan Watson hits out for Colts at Slade Park.
THE SWEET SPOT: Dan Watson hits out for Colts at Slade Park. Gerard Walsh

Strong start for Colts

CRICKET: Chris Cantwell blames his side's poor first 17 overs in the field as the major factor in a 43-run Wheatvale loss to the Warwick Hotel Colts in a top-four clash at Slade Park yesterday.

Batting first, the Colts were 0-86 at first drinks courtesy of a fine partnership by Maugan Benn, 47, and Brendan Iles, 41.

"We dropped a few catches. Their openers batted well," Chris, the captain, said.

Soon after the break, Wheatvale dismissed the openers and only conceded 103 runs in 33 overs courtesy of some economical bowling by the Cantwell brothers, Craig and Paul, and spinner Cameron Stevens. Stevens took 3-31 off 10 overs.

Chasing 190 for victory, Wheatvale lost early wickets before Hugh Wren hit 42.

Cam Peterson was the best of the bowlers with 3-38 but the Wheatvale captain said Matt Elford (2-31) and Shaun O'Leary (2-30) also bowled well.

"Shaun bowled well with his leg spin and could have had more wickets except for some dropped catches," he said.

Jordan Siebenhausen took 5-12 and hit 35-retired to spearhead a Maryvale Condamine win by seven wickets against Sovereign Animals at Mayhew Oval on Saturday.

Batting first, Sovereign Animals made 96, Anthony Nero top scoring with 20.

Michael Bourke offered best support to Siebenhausen with 2-33 off six overs.

In reply, Maryvale scored the winning runs in 19 overs.

Siebenhausen, 35, top scored but received strong support from Pat Bourke with 30 not out.

Chris McEvoy plays a rare game for the RSL Diggers but shone on Saturday with an unbeaten 76 and 3-12 in his side's win against Allora at Slade Park.

Batting first, Allora was dismissed for 122, Andrew Petersen top scoring with 34.

Kris McLennan made 24.

Pat Gribbin took 3-32 off eight overs to support McEvoy.

The Diggers scored the runs in 18 overs.

McEvoy scored his 76 off 47 balls and hit 12 fours.

Inglewood made sure they stayed at the top of the table with a win against the Railway Hotel Rascals.

Batting first, Inglewood made 176 with opener Jamien Smith batting for the first 173 runs for 44, run out.

Nick Van Der Poel was the best of the bowlers with 3-2 off two overs.

Brad Johnson led the way for the Rascals with 32 in a score of 89.

Neil McCosker took 4-20 and Tim Duggan 2-10 for the winners.

See scoreboards in Wednesday's All Sorts of Sports.



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