Exciting finishes for cricket seasons

John Cleary in action during the Warwick cricket finals. Pictures by Chris Munro.

By Tania Phillips

Defending Warwick Cricket Association Condamine Cup title holders Redbacks will face Colts at Slade Oval this weekend for one last chance at back-to-back titles.

Redbacks went down by seven wickets in their qualifying final against Victoria Hill on Saturday at Slade Oval. Nicholas Webber took 5-22 to have Redbacks all out for 143 with Tyhe Clarkeson top scoring with 40. In reply Hill scored 3/145 with Amrik Singh Saroa 48 not out to march through to the grand final in two weeks.

Colts earned their spot in the final by defeating Wheatvale on Queens Park, Colts made 5/217 and dismissed Wheatvale for 185.

Meanwhile in the Stanthorpe A grade competition Souths and RSL were the winners in the penultimate home and away round. Rohan Brady was the star with the bat and ball for RSL taking 4/7 as his team restricted Wanderers to 81 on Slade Oval after top-scoring with 75 in RSL’s 6/184. At CF White Oval, Souths made 9-134 and Valley’s were all out for 72.

This weekend Stanthorpe District Cricket will hold their T20 final on Saturday and the next day play the Slade Shield against Chinchilla to determine the top representative team in Southern Queensland country.