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Brothers bowlers demolish Wests

THE question marks surrounding Brothers bowling attack looked more like exclamation marks at Salter Oval as the premiers demolished Country Wests for the first out-right win of season.

The names Alistair Rathbone and Mitch Sartori raised a few eyebrows earlier this season when Brothers announced the Boyd William-Mick Warden era was coming to a close.

But Saturday the unknowns tormented Wests maligned batting order, which last just 45 overs on a day where they were playing to hold Brothers from winning outright.

Captain David Boge had one of his best days with the ball taking 6-41 as his side bowled-out Wests for 110 runs.

In a rare appearance for Brothers this season Williams opened the bowling and was 1-24 on 16 overs.

But Boge said it was the young quicks that starred on the day.

Sartori set the tone early when he claimed the wicket of Murray Wenzel on the last ball of the first over.

Wenzel’s brash attempt at a cut-shot, which was nicked and caught by the keeper, was a sign of things to come for the ill-disciplined Wests.

“I think they planned to go out there and be patient but impatience probably cost them in the end,” Boge said.

Travis Henke was Sartori’s next victim, the star opener was caught LBW with just three runs on the board.

Then it was Rathbone’s turn to shine.

The first change bowler claimed the prize scalp of Phil Proctor when he bowled him out on 25 runs.

Rathbone finished with 1-24 off seven overs and Sartori finished with 2-21 of seven overs.

Their numbers were not overwhelming but Boge said the influence of the young pair was pivotal.

“Boyd tied up one and did not take a lot of wickets,” Boge said of Williams, who had eight maidens in the innings.

“But the impressive thing was how the other guys stepped up and delivered early, it really set the pace.

“Allistair bowled really well, he probably should have had a few more wickets.”

Across the Waves completed its one-day stint with two comprehensive wins, easily dismissing Country Wests’ division two side in a one-sided contest yesterday.

A powerhouse performance by Waves batting line-up, which including four half-centuries, paved the way for a 178-run win over the division two outfit.

Captain Brendan Prossliner led the way scoring 73 off 37 balls, while Lachlan Donovan (78 runs), Miles Donovan (51) and Curtis Janke (54) all made contributions.

Trent Prossliner led the way with the ball, finishing with a total of 3-25 as Wests were kept to just 111 runs.



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