SOLID: Michael Bourke led a Warwick fightback with 42 in Mitchell Shield cricket for Warwick.
SOLID: Michael Bourke led a Warwick fightback with 42 in Mitchell Shield cricket for Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Warwick struggles in its final round game in Mitchell Shield

UPDATE: CRICKET: Off spinner Sean Bryson was the best bowler as Warwick went down by seven wickets to Central Downs in Mitchell Shield cricket at Slade Park on Sunday.

With Central Downs 0-65 after six overs, Warwick captain Scott McLennan chose to use his younger bowlers rather than his own left-arm medium paced deliveries. The captain is one of the most economical bowlers in Eastern Downs cricket.

In the end, Central Downs passed the Warwick total of 124 for the loss of three wickets.

With one game to go, Warwick is out of contention for the final.

Stanthorpe, Central Downs and Lockyer are all in with a chance of snaring a finals spot with one game to play.

EARLIER: Central Downs was making a bold chase of the Warwick score of 124 just before lunch in the Mitchell Shield game at Slade Park.

Michael Bourke, who top scored with 42, and Andrew McConnell added 22 for the 10th wicket to give the Warwick team an outside chance of victory.

It didn't take long for Warwick's hopes to be dashed with Central Downs 0-65 off six overs. They had 60 runs to score with 10 wickets in hand and 44 overs left to record a win

EARLIER: Warwick will need one of its best bowling performances in many years to beat Central Downs in the Mitchell Shield game at Slade Park.

Batting first, Warwick was 7-63 after 17 overs with Michael Bourke 15 not out. Lachlan Gross was the best of the top order with 16.

Brenden Schick was the best of the bowling early with 2-12 off four overs.

Bourke led a Warwick fightback and the score was 9-102 just over halfway through the innings. Andrew McConnell was the other not out batsman.



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