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Wicket in first over key to win by Colts cricketers

Maugan Benn scored 41 in the Warwick Hotel Colts win at Slade Park on Sunday.
Maugan Benn scored 41 in the Warwick Hotel Colts win at Slade Park on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

WARWICK Hotel Colts d Wheatvale in Warwick Condamine Cup cricket - answers from Colts all-rounder Maugan Benn

WHY WAS WIN SO IMPORTANT: We have been slow starters in recent seasons and want to record some early wins. It is hard to make up ground on the competition table in the second half of the season.

Our Colts team is keen to finish in the top four and play off for the A-grade premiership. It is nice to win any game but we don't want to be in reserve grade, we want to compete with the best in A grade when it comes to the finals.

SO HOW DID IT PLAY OUT: Everything fell into place, Geoff Thorley opened and scored 96. We were only two down for about 180.

Looking at the pitch before the game, we thought anything over 140 batting first would be competitive.

Wheatvale weren't at full strength but it is always good to beat the top team.

KEY MOMENT: Getting Paul "Boo” Cantwell out in the first over. Cameron Peterson was the bowler and Mitch Watson held a good catch at mid off. We played them in a finals match a couple of years ago and Boo scored 60 or 70 and can score quickly.

Chris "Bugsie” Malone got the ball rolling in the middle order for Wheatvale with a quick 26 and getting him out virtually wrapped the game up. Boo and Bugsie can change a game in a short time with the bat.

BEST IN THE FIELD: It was a great fielding effort, we held our catches at crucial times. I can't pick out our best fieldsman, they all did well.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WEEK: We will play Railway Hotel Rascals on Saturday at Allora and want to make it four wins from four games.

Rascals finished ahead of us last season. We want to stay ahead of them on the table as they were one of the teams that kept us out of A grade in 2015-2016.

We want to play in the grand final so finishing in the top two will give us two chances.

TEAM NEXT WEEK: We have some players unavailable due to work commitments but captain Shaun O'Leary will return. He took 10 wickets in the first two games of the season.

WHO ARE THE TEAMS TO BEAT: I rate Wheatvale and Marvyale-Condamine as the top two when at full strength.

Topics:  warwick warwick cricket warwick hotel colts wheatvale



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