Batsman Phil Proctor sends another ball to the boundary in the match up between Wests and old rivals Brothers on Saturday morning.
Batsman Phil Proctor sends another ball to the boundary in the match up between Wests and old rivals Brothers on Saturday morning.

Brothers captain not worried

KEUNE was quick to play down Brothers absence from the Twenty20 final.

While it was obvious the premiers were missing the contribution of Boyd Williams and Mick Warden, Keune said they were still a force in the Bundaberg Cricket Association.

“They are missing Boyd Williams and Mick Warden so they are probably not going to be a dominant as they once were but they have got a very good team,” he said.

“I think the competition this year will be very tight.”

In the first two weeks of competition, Brothers have beaten Across The Waves, Across The Waves have beaten Country Wests and Country Wests have beaten Brothers.

“I think it makes an interesting start to the year,” Brothers captain David Boge said of yesterday's Twenty20 result.

He hoped that the loss to Waves would serve as a wake-up call to a side that has grown accustomed to heavy favouritism.

“You don't win premierships in September,” Boge said.

“But it was a bit of a kick in the backside.

“For the last few years we've probably been able to go out there and know that someone will stand up (for Brothers) and win the game.”

But the captain said he was confident his side could push for a sixth successive premiership.

“It's a bit hard to get a read on any team because everybody looked a bit rusty out there,” he said.

“I don't think you will know anything until November, then you will get to know who the team to beat is.”



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