Brothers lead Wheatvale to A-grade cricket premiership

The Wheatvale A-grade team after a premiership win in the Condamine Cup.
The Wheatvale A-grade team after a premiership win in the Condamine Cup. Gerard Walsh

UPDATE: The combined efforts of the Breen brothers put Wheatvale on top in the A-grade cricket grand final and the boys from the west didn't take their foot off the pedal.

Maryvale Condamine was clearly the best team all season and was 0-50 with Pat Bourke, 28, and Jordan Siebenahusen, 20, batting well early.

Pat was run out and enter the Breen brothers for Maryvale to lose 5-9.

Jack took 3-15 off 10 overs and James 1-15 off 10.

Test captain Steve Smith would do anything for similar bowling figures in a 50-over international.

Michael Bourke, 35, and Kev Bourke, 19, rescued the innings before Kev retired hurt with a back injury.

Maryvale made 8-139 with captain Paul Cantwell offering good support with the ball, taking 2-40 off 10 overs.

Wheatvale openers Brendan Malone, 27, and Ryan Collins took the score past 50 and the only hope for Maryvale was when Josh Ryan took two wickets in quick succession.

Ryan Collins scores a match-winning 61 for Wheatvale in the A-grade cricket grand final.
Ryan Collins scores a match-winning 61 for Wheatvale in the A-grade cricket grand final. Gerard Walsh

Collins and Paul Cantwell took the score to 3-119 when Collins was out for 61.

Jonno Colfs joined Cantwell but the captain was dismissed giving Colfs (four not out) and the No.1 man for a run chase, Chris Malone (17 not out) the honour of seeing their side to victory.

Collins won the Tom and Margaret Walsh Medal for player of the final.

Josh Ryan was the best bowler with 2-37 off seven overs for Maryvale.

Captain Andrew Ryan supported his brother with 1-19 off seven overs and Kev Bourke bravely bowled late in the innings despite a back injury to finish with 1-11 off 4-1 overs.

He had Paul Cantwell caught at cover by Dave Walker for 21.
 

SUNDAY: Wheatvale has won back the Warwick Cricket Association A-grade premiership trophy with a six-wicket win against Maryvale Condamine at Slade Park today.

Batting first, Maryvale was 0-50 before a collapse when Maryvale lost five wickets for nine runs. Jack Breen took three of the wickets in 3-15 off 10 overs.

Michael Bourke top scored with 35 as Maryvale recovered to post 8-139.

Wheatvale opener Ryan Collins was there almost to the winning runs were scored hitting 61 in 6-140.

In reserve grade at Mayhew Oval, Warwick Hotel Colts scored 298 in 40 overs and had Inglewood in trouble with three down for under 100 with half the overs to go. A feature of the Colts effort was an outstanding catch on the boundary by Brodie Quirk.



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