Pat Bourke and Dave Walker both played for the winning Davis Shield for Warwick against Lockyer on Sunday.
Pat Bourke and Dave Walker both played for the winning Davis Shield for Warwick against Lockyer on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Wicketkeeper saves the day for Warwick in Davis Shield

CRICKET: A score of 44 not out by wicketkeeper Pat Bourke rescued Warwick from an almost impossible position to beat Lockyer in Davis Shield cricket and secure a spot in the final.

Lockyer won the toss and batted on a wicket which gave the bowlers plenty of movement off the seam.

Caleb King opened the bowling and took two wickets for Warwick. Mitch Bourke was first used in the 15th over and took four wickets with his medium pace.

Andrew Ryan and Jacob Gross each took a wicket and there were two runs out in the Lockyer innings courtesy of some fine fielding by Warwick pair Tom Bourke and Ryan.

Chasing 88 to win, Warwick was 4-20 at lunch at Mulgowie and then lost two wickets in the first over after lunch to be 6-20.

The Bourke brothers, Kieran and Pat, steadied the innings for more than a hour to take the score into the 60s.

Ryan came in at No.9 and stayed with Pat Bourke who was 44 not out when Warwick scored the winning runs. There were five ducks in the Warwick innings.

The Dave Walker captain Warwick side will now play Toowoomba in next month's Davis Shield final.

In Mitchell Shield, Warwick made 145 and took seven Lockyer wickets at Cahill Park before Lockyer scored the winning runs.

Sam Waetford top scored with 35 for Warwick and Shaun O'Leary and Cahal Davis each took two wickets. Brendan Malone took a great catch at mid on for Warwick.



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