Warwick Redbacks claim thrilling victory
CRICKET: It’s over halfway through the season and the competition is starting to heat up in the Condamine Cup.
A thrilling match between Redbacks and Victoria Hill at Slade Park on Sunday had spectators keenly watching.
Warwick Cricket Association president Dave Walker said the partnership between Steve Grogs and James Kurtz helped the Redbacks win.
“The two combined for 298 runs, which is pretty impressive in this game,” Walker said.
“The batting throughout the whole game yesterday was great with over 600 runs scored.
“It was tough for Victoria Hill too, to fall short by just 12 runs.”
Sitting on the bottom of the ladder, the Redbacks’ remarkable win now puts them into A-grade finals contention.
“It’s great for them to come into form heading into the back half of the season,” Walker said.
“The competition is very close at the moment with just one point separating the top three teams – so it’s really becoming anyone’s game.”
Wheatvale claimed the top spot after a comfortable win over Sovereign.
The lead change at the top of the ladder comes after the Colts’ shock loss to a young Allora side.
“Jamie Holmes took six wickets for Allora on Saturday which was very impressive,” Walker said.
“The Colts were the clear favourites at the start of the competition.
“After back-to-back losses, the field has evened out.”
Wheatvale 147 defeated Sovereign 71.
Colts 9/188 defeated by Allora 5/191.
Redbacks 3/311 defeated Victoria Hill 7/299.