CENTURY: Brothers batsman James Fitzpatrick will resume his innings on 107 against ATW-1 today.
CENTURY: Brothers batsman James Fitzpatrick will resume his innings on 107 against ATW-1 today. Mike Knott BUNCRICKET

Brothers to pile on runs

BROTHERS-1 won't be making life easy for ATW-1 this weekend.

When play resumes today in their two-day match in the Bundaberg Division 1/2 competition, the Brethren will resume batting after rain last week ended play early .

They are 5/214 and will bat for 18 more overs with James Fitzpatrick resuming on 107.

With the match in their control, and Brothers on top on the ladder, they might try and bat right to the end to give their batters more time at the crease.

Captain Jarrod Laycock said the team would look at all options.

"The aim is to keep batting ," he said. "How we go in the early stages will influence what we do."

The Waves will be looking for early wickets to make their chase easier.

To win they need to outscore the Brothers.

With time not on their side a draw looks to be the likely result as it would be a struggle to make up the overs lost last Saturday.

Brothers player David Boge said his team would try to make it tough for Waves.

"We'd like to add another 100 runs in the overs we face," he said.

"We don't have to force the issue so we aim to give everyone a bat and a bowl."

The match resumes at 12pm.

Meanwhile, in the other games, Norths will face ATW-2, with Past Highs to battle Brothers-2.

Both matches will start tomorrow at 9am.



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