Players will return next year
ALLORA'S cricket side - so generously sponsored by the Allora Foodworks, Railway Hotel and Allora News - are in somewhat of a purple patch of form lately.
The side has won their last three outings to be placed fourth on the Warwick Cricket Association Commonwealth Back Cup premiership ladder, an opportunity for another success last Saturday denied due to wet weather.
All-rounder Adam May is in scorching form of late, coming off a few weeks laid up with injury, before hitting 55 and 153 in his last two consecutive innings for Allora, and also 113 for the Warwick Bulls in the Mitchell Shield clash with Stanthorpe.
While May is the current Warwick Mitchell Shield skipper, Allora team mates Cameron Masters, Kris McLennan and Aaron Vietheer have all worn WCA colours in Davis Shield this season.
Scott Sparksman bowled Allora's last ball for 2011 as the rain tumbled down to wash out the match last Saturday against Inglewood at Allora Oval.
The Allora side has drawn a bye for this weekend's WCA Round 10 fixtures and resume their season at Slade Park on January 7 next year against Diggers.
Team captain Cameron Masters said he was encouraged by the next generation blooming in the Allora eleven, with the McLennon brothers Kris and Mitchell, and the Morris brothers Nick and Joe, Matt Kiernan and Nat Hooper and Brodie Frizzell helping the side gel into a competitive team.
Other youngsters to appear for Allora this year include Luke Kilah and Tom Higgins.