U12s down Toowoomba
WILL Gordon was the star with 37 runs as little Warwick beat the might of Toowoomba in under-12 cricket at Newtown Park in Toowoomba on Sunday.
In previous seasons, Toowoomba has fielded two sides but, with only one team this season, the win by Warwick was even better. And the players didn't need home-ground advantage to do it.
Gordon, who scored a century in U12 club cricket last season, held together the Warwick innings with 37 off 95 balls and took a crucial 1-9 off eight overs.
Warwick batted first to score 145.
Mitchell Bourke, 14 off 35 balls, was the only other batsman to reach double figures. Will and Mitchell added 36 for the third wicket.
While they didn't score half the team's runs, as the Australian Test last-wicket pair did a couple of days previously, Gordon and Cahl Davis combined for an outstanding partnership of 34 for the last wicket, which ensured Warwick had a reasonable total.
Toowoomba replied with 95. Declan Butler was the best of the bowlers with 2-10 off one over.
In limited over cricket, bowling economically is almost as important as taking wickets, which Luke Radford did, conceding just five runs off two overs at a crucial time in the Toowoomba innings.
Warwick needs to beat Goondiwindi on November 27 at Queens Park as it battles for regional supremacy.
In U14 cricket, Warwick went down to Toowoomba.
Bourke hits 107
WARWICK junior Thomas Bourke has hit his second hundred in two seasons of U12 cricket.
He scored 107 not out, off 36 balls, included 20 fours and three sixes, on Saturday.
Thomas brought up his century off 34 balls and hit 24 runs off one over towards the end of his innings.
His team made 224 to win by 93 runs on the synthetic at Warwick East State School.