Boge aiming for fourth medal
DAVID Boge’s name has appeared on the Don Tallon Medal the past three years and once again he is in prime position to take out the honours.
As of January 31, Boge sat two points clear of nearest rival Mitch Sartori on eight points.
The Brothers captain was happy with his top spot, but said there was more to do yet.
“I don’t think I’ve really had the best season to be honest. Obviously being an all-rounder helps, though,” he said.
Zac Keune sits third with five points despite a lacklustre season by his standards, while Adam Rayner has only mustered two points despite topping the runs list this season.
“I think the points have probably been shared around a bit, because there has been no standout,” Boge said.
The leader will take confidence into this weekend’s game against Waves, who have become a familiar opponent.
“We haven’t played Wests since December so we know who we’re dealing with,” he said.
Adam Rayner is the only question mark this weekend in an otherwise full-strength Brothers.
They just snuck home with the points last week against division two side Bolters and Boge hopes his side learns from the scare.
“There are a few blokes there that are in a bit of a lean patch that would love some runs,” he said.
Mick Parsons, absent last week, will return to the fold against Waves.
He is one danger man who has failed to fire this season.
“Parso is one of the most destructive batsman when he gets going, but he is probably a little low on confidence and lacking a decent hit because he can’t always make training,” Boge said.
Waves have had batting woes of their own to deal with, but vice-captain Zac Keune said his star top five were not far away from coming good.
“There is too much talent there not to come good soon. I think a big score is just around the corner,” Keune said.
“Curtis looks a million dollars in the nets so hopefully he can score a few this weekend.”
Paceman Mitch Waters will sit out for at least another week with a calf tear.
“He’s been great at restricting sides and taking wickets too, and we hurt without him last week,” Keune said.
A dismal showing against Country Wests last week did not give Waves much momentum, and Keune acknowledged the mood had been sombre in the nets recently.
“It’s dropped off a bit, and we definitely need to lift our attitude if we are to give finals a shake. If we can get a win that would certainly help us roll on until the end of the season,” he said.
Wests will hope to extend their winning streak against Waves second division on Saturday.
Don Tallon Medal Progressive Count
David Boge Brothers — 8
Mitch Sartori Brothers — 6
Zac Keune ATW — 5
Rhys Grills ATW — 4
Eddie Butcher Brothers — 3
Travis Henke Country Wests — 3
Brendan Prossliner ATW — 2
Scott Irwin Country Wests — 2
Adam Rayner Brothers — 2
Mitchell Waters ATW — 2
Jarrod Laycock Brothers — 2
Murray Wenzel Country Wests — 2
Steve Nichols Country Wests — 2