Alex Costello weighs up whether or not to risk a run at the weekend.
Alex Costello weighs up whether or not to risk a run at the weekend. Shannon Newley

Colts take the lead

SOLID batting from four of the top seven batsmen and a five-wicket bag by Greg Louis paved the way for Warwick Hotel Colts to take the lead in the Warwick A-grade cricket competition on Saturday

At the start of 2012, Colts weren't even in the top four.

Batting first, Colts made 6-169 at Slade Park.

Brendan Iles continued his great form to be 52 not out but received strong support from Alex Costello, 28, Matt Elford, 26, and Don Miller, 25.

Paul Cantwell was the most economical bowler for Wheatvale taking 1-21 off eight overs.

In reply, Paul Cantwell shone with 32 in 116 all out.

Former Northern Territory bowler Greg Louis was the destroyer with 5-17 off 7.2 overs for Colts.

Off spinner Don Miller took 2-17 off three overs.

In the game at Mayhew Oval, RSL Diggers beat Maryvale-Condamine by 22 runs on Saturday.

Diggers batted first to score 164 with Jamie Saunders top scoring for the second week running with 78.

Jeff Morris scored 21 and added 62 in an opening partnership with Saunders. Kev Poole was third top scorer on 17.

Right-arm medium pacer Mitch Darton took 3-32 off seven overs and Paul Bourke 3-30 off six overs.

In reply, Maryvale was dismissed for 142.

Mitch Siebenhausen top scored with 48.

Kevin Bourke made 28.

Diggers paceman Pat Gribbin bowled 7.4 overs to take 2-18.

Brett McEvoy was again in the wickets with 2-24 off eight overs.

Col O'Brien took the important wickets of Mick Bourke and Jason Steketee in one over to finish with 2-21 off four overs.

The final round of fixtures is on Saturday with RSL Diggers playing Wheatvale at Slade Park.

Mayhew Oval is the venue for the Maryvale and Colts game.

Colts can secure the minor premiership with a victory at Mayhew Oval.

The game at Slade Park is virtually a play-off for the second spot in the major semi-final.

Maryvale officials are hoping state under-19 paceman Mark Steketee is available.


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