Bolters one wicket from upset win

BROTHERS were lucky to escape with the points on Saturday against Brothers Bolters.

Not for the first time this season, they were stretched by a second division side chasing a small total.

If not for Mitch Sartori’s 65 at better than a run a ball, and David Boge (20 not out) they would have fallen short in chasing the 181 required for victory.

Brothers had shuffled their batting order, allowing Stephen and Chris Anderson to bat up the order.

Chris reached 50 before being run out, but no other top-five batsman reached double figures.

Panic set in even further when big guns Jarrod Laycock (12) and Adam Rayner (0) were also back in the dressing sheds, but they got home with the last batsman at the crease.

Earlier Bolters chipped away at the crease, with some late order hitting from Michael Lovett (25 off 12) a feature.

Mark Crooks also batted well for 32, while Chris Anderson took 3-37 with the new ball and Steve Anderson chimed in with 2-14.



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