Twin centuries set new record
WARWICK batsman Adam May scored a slashing century in Mitchell Shield cricket yesterday but it wasn't enough to secure a victory against Stanthorpe at C.F. White Oval.
A Warwick score of 262 would usually be enough to win on turf but Stanthorpe secured the winning runs in the 49th over.
It was two of the young guns of Stanthorpe cricket, Dean Sullivan, 37, and Hayden Lanza, 22, who combined in the final crucial overs for victory.
May scored his 113 off 76 balls on top of a score of 153 for Allora on Saturday. He took three wickets and two catches for the weekend.
His twin centuries in club and representative cricket are believed to be the first in Warwick in the past two decades. Darrell Ryan almost did it with a club century on a Saturday and 90 for Warwick the next day.
Jamie Saunders offered best support to May with 28 off 32 balls and Michael Bourke hit 22 off 23 balls.
Sam Dowie took 3-43 off seven overs to be the best bowler for Stanthorpe. Anthony Marino took 2-40 off 10 overs.
In reply, Stanthorpe was best served by Sam Dowie with 60, Todd Brady 47, Sullivan 37 not out and Luke Brady 35.
With the ball, leg spinner Kev Poole took 3-42 off 10 overs and Brett McEvoy 1-32 off nine overs.
In Mitchell Shield, Lockyer will host Central Downs in the final.
Andrew Middleton took 4-34 off 10 overs as Stanthorpe beat Warwick by five wickets in the Davis Shield match at Sheehan Oval. Mick Thompson bowled well to take 3-35 off 6.4 overs.
As with Mitchell Shield, Warwick batted first to score 167 with a 47-run last-wicket partnership by number 11 Simon Crestani, 30, and Kane Saunders, 14 not out, a highlight.
Dave Walker scored 37 and Jim Callaghan 34 as Warwick recovered from 5-23.
Stanthorpe scored the winning runs with nine overs remaining for the loss of five wickets.
Opener Andrew Philippi carried his bat for 66 not out and Will Dowie made 43.
The Davis Shield finalists are yet to be decided with a round of games on December 18 still to be played.
Stanthorpe has two wins so far in three rounds and Warwick one in a competition that also includes Toowoomba club Wests.
Both sides are still in the running for a finals berth.