Brothers to start as favourites
Regardless of whether Adam Rayner is available for tomorrow’s final, Brothers will start as favourites in the NewsMail Cup final against Waves.
Brothers are full of confidence and every member of the intimidating top order can boast form.
Big scores had eluded Peter Turich, Mick Parsons and Jarrod Laycock until the weekend.
“It was pleasing to see all the blokes get some runs and hopefully our top order performs again when it counts,” Brothers captain David Boge said.
Across The Waves’ bowlers have nowhere to hide if all six men hit their straps.
“It’s very important Trent (Prossliner) and Mitch (Waters) perform with the new ball,” ATW captain Brendan Prossliner said.
Waters’ ability to swing the ball could trouble Brothers’ top order, just as Tony Quinn was able to do for Country Wests against the table toppers in the last game.
Waves struggle to match Brothers in depth, with Brendan Prossliner and Zac Keune holding the key for the underdogs.
“If we can get Prossy early it only adds the pressure on Curtis (Janke) and Zac. Prossy is definitely the dangerman,” Boge said.THE DANGERMEN
Adam Rayner — destructive is an understatement
David Boge — skipper is the rock with bat and ball
Boyd Williams — premier quick in townJarrod Laycock — fresh off a century
Brendan Prossliner — would love a century against Brothers
Mitch Waters — young gun could take five wickets
Lachlan Donovan — can’t argue with experienceZac Keune — prodigious talent in good form