CAPTAIN: Dave Walker (pictured bowling in the Australia Day Carnival) is Warwick captain for the Davis Shield final.
CAPTAIN: Dave Walker (pictured bowling in the Australia Day Carnival) is Warwick captain for the Davis Shield final. Gerard Walsh

Two sets of brothers for Falconer Shield game on Sunday

CRICKET: Two sets of brothers are in the Warwick Davis Shield side to play South Burnett for the Falconer Shield at Slade Park on Sunday.

The Falconer Shield was originally contested by teams from Ipswich to Roma but that area is now covered by four different competitions.

Each year, the Davis Shield winner from Eastern Downs plays South Burnett for the Falconer Shield final.

Warwick captain Dave Walker said the side would be without Tom Morris, who suffered an ankle injury playing rugby league for Wattles.

"Tom Bourke is away for work but most of the team is the same as won the Davis Shield final in February,” Walker said.

The Fern twins, James and Tom, are both in the team along with two of the Morris brothers, Joe and Nick.

Each team will play 12 with one player in the side only as a batsman and one player in the side only as a bowler, which enables teams of 12 to play for the shield.

Recycled water has been provided at Slade Park for the past month and used to prepare the wicket for this game.

Last Friday, Stanthorpe State High School and Centenary Heights State High School played a game at Slade Park and Walker said there was good feedback about the quality of the wicket.

Spectators are welcome to watch the game from the air- conditioned clubhouse at Slade Park and vantage points around the ground.

TEAM: Dave Walker (captain), Mitch Bourke, Sean Bryson, Cahal Davis, James Fern, Tom Fern, Jacob Gross, Ben Heppell, Caleb King, Mitch McLennan, Joe Morris, Nick Morris.



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