By Casey O'Connor

By their own standards Maryvale have had a somewhat indifferent start to the 2019/20 Warwick Cricket season and are sitting on 11 points after five rounds. Last weekend however they showed what they are capable of when they simply outclassed Redbacks in a very one sided affair. Batting first on the Slade pitch Maryvale posted Redbacks a healthy run chase of 234.

Openers Michael Bourke (49) and Dave Walker (22) set a solid platform and Andrew Ryan who came in first drop did not disappoint scoring a ton. He remained 100 not out at the end of the innings.

While there were some outstanding performances in the Maryvale innings it did include a couple of duck eggs with Keiran and Paul Bourke not troubling the scoreboard attendants.

Although the batsmen had the best of the battle with the bowlers James Kurtz caused the most damage with the ball taking four wickets. He finished with 4/42 from his seven overs.

The Redbacks run chase began disastrously and never got any better. Openers McConnell and Snyam were out for two and five respectively and until Mark Mills batting at number six came in five was the highest score of the day. Mills top scored with 13 which says it all. Sundries posted the next best which was 11. Ducks were popular – in fact there were five as Redbacks were bundled out for just 42.

Mitch Darton had a field day with the ball. He removed batsmen four of the five top order thanks in part to some good catching from his team mates. He bowled a total of eight over and finished the day with six wickets for a paltry 10.

It was an early finish for both sides as Maryvale wrapped up a 191 run win.

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