Some of season's best bowling during Warwick semi finals
A LAST-wicket unbroken partnership of 43 almost secured victory for Victoria Hill in the A-grade grand final in Warwick cricket.
Batting first, Maryvale Condamine made 180 with Tom Bourke, 64, and Andrew Ryan, 44 showing the way with a partnership of 100.
Joe Morris was the best of the Victoria Hill bowlers with 3-26 off eight overs.
In reply, Tom Morris scored 24 and Joe Morris 23 as Victoria Hill slumped to 9-108.
No.11, captain Tony Morris, joined No. 10 Ricky Sandhu at the crease and they took the score to 9-155 when the 40th over was completed.
Captain Paul Bourke took 3-12 for Maryvale and Michael Bourke 3-36 off seven overs.
In the other A-grade game at Mayhew Oval, Warwick Hotel Colts beat Wheatvale by 70 runs. Colts will now play Victoria Hill in the preliminary final on Sunday for the right to play minor premiers Maryvale in the March 16 grand final.
Bruce Ole was the star of the show as Allora booked the first grand final spot in reserve grade.
He took 6-10 and Jamie Holmes finished with 3-5 as Redbacks were dismissed for 68 at Slade Park on Saturday.
Redbacks will now play Sovereign Animals on Sunday in the battle for the second spot in the reserve-grade grand final.
Allora were also in trouble with the bat and made 7-75 to win narrowly. Captain Tyhe Clarkson took 4-17 for Redbacks and Aaron Vietheer was the top scorer for Allora with 21.
See full cricket scoreboards in All Sorts of Sport in the Daily News on Thursday.
Reserve-grade scores: Allora 7/75 (Aaron Vietheer 21, Will Ole 16, Tyhe Clarkson 4-17, Dave Drewery 2-26) d Redbacks 68 (James Kurtz 14, Ben Heppell 13, Bruce Ole 6-10, Jamie Holmes 3-5).