Wheatvale dominates to secure top-four spot in cricket
CRICKET: Whoever said "beware of premiers Wheatvale at the business end of the season” certainly knows their cricket.
With spots in the A-grade top four up for grabs, Redbacks and Wheatvale both won and will now meet in round 14 in a fortnight in the battle for third place.
Maryvale, Warwick Hotel Colts, Redbacks and Wheatvale will play off for the A-grade premiership trophy and the rest are in the mix for the reserve-grade trophy.
The round 14 playoff for third has some importance as the third-placed team in A grade will advance in the competition if the semi against the fourth-placed team is washed out.
Batting first at the Queens Park Synthetic today, Wheatvale made 8-296 with seven players making double figures.
Neil Cantwell made 59, Brendan Malone was run out for 53, Jonno Colfs made 48, Chris Cantwell 39 and Carter Bilbrough 38. Josh Henry took 2-17 and Luke Cullen 2-39.
Nick Morris top scored with nine as Allora was dismissed for 25 in 11.4 overs. Jack Breen led the way with 4-17 off six overs while captain Paul Cantwell took 3-6 off five overs and Riley Doherty 2-2 off four balls.
A crucial wicket was the dismissal of Josh Henry who opened the batting and was run out for eight while attempting a second run.