Warwick Hotel Colts paceman Greg Louis will be in action this weekend.
Warwick Hotel Colts paceman Greg Louis will be in action this weekend. Gerard Walsh

Thrilling game looms

THERE is no better recipe for a thrilling game of cricket - two of the best form spinners in the comp, a ripe Slade Park wicket and a two in-form batting line-ups that love to hit the pickets.

In a match that should have cricket fans salivating today, Allora takes on Colts.

Colts off-spinner Donald Miller is coming off a magic 5-13 of four overs against Inglewood before last week's bye and Allora's Adam May is coming of a 4-17 against Maryvale in his last encounter.

Both sides' batting has improved in recent weeks with two of the senior brigade, Allora captain Cameron Masters and evergreen Colts all-rounder Adam Byrne, coming of half centuries.

This could go right to the wire.

Elsewhere, Wheatvale captain Chris Cantwell hopes not to repeat performance of last weekend when he straps on the pads for this crucial game against lowly placed Animals at Wheatvale school.

Cantwell had a weekend to forget, losing two games by a combined margin of just 25.

He scored a duck on Saturday against Inglewood, followed by scoring just two for Warwick against Central Downs in the Mitchell Shield on Sunday.

Animals really struggled against Diggers last week and will have to bring out something special to defeat a resolute Wheatvale outfit at home.

Animals has a strong bowling line-up, led by John Piller, but continues to leak too many extras, 26 in total last week.

And this year's top-of-the-table Diggers will look to continue on its winning way this week against last year's premiers but this year's cellar dwellers Inglewood.

Diggers won its past three games by excellent margins with batsman Jamie Saunders in incredible touch once again, knocking up another half-century against Animals in the preceding game.

Kev Poole showed he can do more than just score runs with a devastating five for eight with at times unplayable spin bowling.

The Inglewood XI showed it is on the comeback with a controlled victory against early pacesetter Wheatvale last week.

Scoring 174 for the loss of only four wickets, including half-centuries to Smith and Fearby, Inglewood players have sent a warning they are not done with yet.



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