Warwick beat the rain and Toowoomba in cricket
CRICKET: The last pair added a quarter of Warwick's runs in a Davis Shield win against Toowoomba at Rockville Oval on Sunday.
With a win in its first round game, Warwick has secured a spot in the final.
If Warwick beats Lockyer in its last round game on Sunday at Slade Park, it will secure a home final. Both Warwick and Lockyer have one win in the competition so far so both are in the final.
Batting first on Sunday, Warwick made 170 with Kev Poole top scoring with 47 after going in to bat with his side in trouble at 3-11.
Poole and Carter Bilbrough, who scored in the 20s, added 80 runs for the fourth wicket. The 47 by Poole continued his golden run of form which included an unbeaten 112 on Saturday in club cricket.
After the Poole/Bilbrough partnership was broken, Warwick then lost six wickets for the addition of 37 runs before Sean Bryson and Caleb King added 42 runs for the 10th wicket.
Bryson made 21 and King 18 not out.
Toowoomba was 7-69 after 25.4 overs when rain washed out play.
Warwick was 18 runs ahead on run rate at the same time of the innings and was declared the winner.
Captain Dave Walker said Poole's batting was the matchwinner.
"Kev knuckled down to score 47 and Carter Bilbrough stayed with him,” Walker said.
"The two young fellows at the end, Sean and Caleb, were superb.
"There were no errors in the field which made a difference.
"Keeper Ben Heppell took a good catch standing over the stumps to spinner Shaun O'Leary.”
O'Leary finished with 3-15 to be the best Warwick bowler.
Fergus Connolly took 2-15 and Walker 2-21, each off eight overs, after opening the bowling.
Walker said the Warwick team tried to rush through the overs when they saw the rain coming.
"We had to bowl 25 overs to get a result and used Shaun to quicken the over rate and had bowled 25.4 overs when the rain came,” he said.
"The rain poured for 10 to 15 minutes and the wicket was too wet to continue the game.”
Walker said there may be a few changes to the team for Sunday's Davis Shield game to get 14 or 15 players eligible for the final.
"Players must have played one Davis Shield game this season to qualify for the final,” Walker said.