Warwick playing waiting game

WHILE the Australian cricket team is one step closer to reclaiming the coveted Ashes, Warwick's Mitchell Shield team is one step closer to clinching back-to-back series wins.

Despite winning all but one game in the series this season, the bonus point system meant there was a chance Warwick would be knocked out of finals contention.

Stanthorpe going down to Central Downs at the weekend guarantees Warwick the chance to go back-to-back. Team manager Colin O'Brien said the waiting game had not gone down well with all the players.

"The thought of missing the finals had made the boys a little bit nervous," he said.

"They have had a good season."

The Warwick side will not know who it is up against until next month.

"The final game, Central Downs versus Lockyer, will determine our opponents and venue for the final," O'Brien said.

If the Warwick side was to secure a finals win, it would be the first time in the city's history to claim back-to-back Mitchell Shield wins.



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