Jason Steketee on the way to his first five-wicket haul in senior cricket.
Jason Steketee on the way to his first five-wicket haul in senior cricket. Gerard Walsh

Bowling debut impressive

JASON Steketee bowled the best spell of his career but it wasn't enough to secure a win as Warwick went down to Central Downs in Mitchell Shield cricket at Slade Park yesterday.

Batting first, Central Downs was dismissed for 180.

Nobby club player Albert Wilkins scored 74, including eight fours and a six.

Wilkins was delighted with his innings as it was his first hit after breaking a finger wicketkeeping three weeks ago.

"I wasn't going to play until Saturday but decided to return as we were short," Wilkins said.

Central Downs lost its fourth wicket for 111 before Steketee bowled for the first time in his representative career as the seventh bowler used by Warwick.

He bowled one batsman and had four caught to finish with 5-31 off nine overs, his best return in club or senior representative cricket.

His previous five-wicket haul was at under-16 level.

In reply, Warwick was dismissed for 144, opener Brendan Malone leading the way with 35, including four fours.

The best partnership of 51 was by openers Malone and Jamie Saunders. Michael Bourke hit 32.

Steketee capped a fine game hitting four fours in 22.


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