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Young players lead charge in heated cricket competition

Inglewood captain David Elsley hits a six at Slade Park on Sunday against Diggers.
Inglewood captain David Elsley hits a six at Slade Park on Sunday against Diggers.

Warwick Hotel Colts v Sovereign at Queens Park Turf tomorrow at 10am

AFTER a loss in round 1, Warwick Hotel Colts face Sovereign Animals in tomorrow's round of Warwick A-grade cricket.

Colts won the premiership last season and return to the field after having a bye in round 2 last weekend.

Opener Maugan Benn has carried his bat through the innings in the past two games for half centuries, one a match-winner in the 2011-2012 grand final.

He will be a hurdle for the Sovereign bowlers led by Tony Munro.

Benn shares the responsibility for organising the Colts team with Shaun 'Robbo' O'Leary and Geoff Thorley.

"We should be close to full strength this week," Benn said.

While the Colts side is similar to last season, Benn said he expected 15-year-old Lachlan Gross to have an outstanding season.

"Lachlan can swing the ball both ways with his medium pace," Benn said.

"He is a technically correct batsman and strong stroke player."

 

Wheatvale v Inglewood at Wheatvale tomorrow at 10am

The old blokes are on a selection rotation as Wheatvale looks after its bunch of young players at the start of the 2012-2013 season.

Captain Chris Cantwell said young trio Jack and James Breen and Hugh Wren had played for the club for the past year or two.

"This season, Carter Bilbrough and Carly Cooper are also playing," Cantwell said.

"Carly took three wickets with good line and length last weekend. I plan to bowl her at second or third change."

Cantwell hasn't seen the Inglewood team but said his side had to be aware of the ability of three all-rounders - Wayne Fearby, Neil Fearby and Nick Campbell.

Inglewood captain David Elsley top scored last week hitting one massive six into Wood St in the game at Slade Park on Sunday.

For the second time in a fortnight, Wheatvale has a home game at the Wheatvale State School.

 

Allora v Diggers at Slade Park tomorrow at 10am

Leg-spinner Kev Poole is home from Western Australia to play for Diggers in the clash with Allora.

His return will boost a Diggers side which will be without wicketkeeper/batsmen Tony Burke and Jamie Saunders, and all-rounder Col O'Brien.

O'Brien said a bit of outswing and variation in pace was part of the early season success of Diggers medium pacer Dave Walker who is the leading wicket-taker in the competition with eight.

"Dave bowls a good line and length and took five innings in an innings against Toowoomba Wests last season in Davis Shield," he said.

On form, the unbeaten Diggers start favourites but O'Brien has noticed the top early season form of Allora brothers Mitch and Kris McLennan, and Adam Vietheer.

 

TABLE

Maryvale 12

Diggers 10

Inglewood 8

Wheatvale 7

Allora 4

Colts 2

Sovereign 2

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