Kev Poole took five wickets with his leg spin for RSL Diggers on Saturday.
Kev Poole took five wickets with his leg spin for RSL Diggers on Saturday. Gerard Walsh

Poole has opposition in a spin

KEV Poole starred for the second week in a row as RSL Diggers beat Sovereign Animals in Warwick club cricket at the Queens Park turf on Saturday.

Poole scored his first century in Warwick cricket last weekend and on Saturday took 5-44 off eight overs with his leg spinners, his second five-wicket bag in club games.

He puts his success with the ball down to the encouragement he has been getting from his RSL Diggers team-mates.

"The whole team motivates me," he said.

As for spin, some weeks the ball spins on turf wickets, other weeks it doesn't.

The leg-spinner moved from South Africa to Australia five years ago and is already backing the Aussies in Test cricket at a time he could be paying out on the poor performances by the Michael Clarke-led team.

Batting first at Queens Park, Diggers scored 6-218, Jamie Saunders top scoring with 52.

Tony Munro was the best of the Sovereign bowlers with 2-33 off eight overs and John Piller finished with 2-39, also off eight overs.

In reply, Sovereign was dismissed for 108, opener Brad Johnson making 20 and Piller and Scott McCulloch both 17.

Dave Walker offered best support to Poole with 4-22 off seven overs.

In the game at Allora, Michael Bourke and Jason Steketee added 136 for the third wicket in a Maryvale-Condamine total of 210.

Bourke made 92 and Steketee 72.

Adam May returned from a recent injury to take 4-17 off seven overs after being the sixth bowler used by Allora.

Matt Kiernan took 2-64 off seven overs.

Allora rose to the occasion with the bat hitting 7-214 to win with eight overs to spare.

Cameron Masters scored 63 and May 55 for the winning team.

Kevin Bourke took 2-35 off six overs and Steketee 2-36 off seven overs for Maryvale.

After a slow start to the season, A-grade premiers Inglewood beat reserve-grade premiers Wheatvale in the game at Inglewood.

Batting first, Wheatvale was dismissed for 169, Paul Cantwell top scoring with 64.

Ross Bilbrough and his son Carter both made 20s and added a valuable 57 for the last wicket.

Ted Callaghan and James Pietsch had identical figures, 4-33, for the home side.

Wheatvale then scored the winning runs for the loss of four wickets.

Wayne Fearby top scored with 66 and Jamien Smith made 65 in a total of 4-174.

Cantwell was best bowler for Wheatvale with 3-28.

Honour board

Michael Bourke 92

Jason Steketee 72

Wayne Fearby 66

Jamien Smith 65

Paul Cantwell 64

Cameron Masters 63

Adam May 55

Jamie Saunders 52

Kev Poole 5-44

Adam May 4-17

Dave Walker 4-22

Ted Callaghan 4-33

James Pietsch 4-33


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