Norths beat Brothers Sharks

NORTHS opening bowler Jeff Morley instigated a monumental batting collapse on Saturday at Salter Oval to snuff out any hopes of Brothers Sharks getting the points.

Morley took 4-14 off eight overs, which included three maidens from his last three overs.

Set 168 to win by Norths, they were never in the hunt and if it was not for some late hitting by Nick Clarry (17 off six balls) the scoreline would have been even more embarrassing.

At one stage Brothers were 7-33, until Clarry, Glenn Flatley (11) and Bob Hagan (10) all reached double figures, showing the top order how it was done.

Morley took the wickets of Andrew Grogan, Charles Groves, Steve McKenzie and Brad Bayter, to single-handedly win it for his troops.

Earlier Chris Fisher and Jason Shears opened for Norths and started well, until Fisher was run out for 17.

Shears stuck around and made it to 26, as did first drop Mick Ryan.

Several others chipped in until their last wicket fell in the 36th over for 168.

Glenn Flatley, Dylan Streets and Nick Clarry all claimed two wickets.

In the other division two game on Saturday, Brothers Bolters were sent in by Brothers Blue on a good pitch and racked up a healthy 7-222 from their 40 overs.

Mark Carols, batting at number nine, proved a match winner; smashing 45 not out from 19 balls.

Jason Welsh fell one short of a half century at the top of the order, while Chris Anderson made 30 at second drop.

Bolters hit 76 from the last 10 overs to give them a total their Blue rivals could not match.

Michael Lovett took 4-12 for Bolters to dismantle Blue.

Anderson finished a good all round performance with 2-22, and despite 55 from Aaron Lores, Blue fell well short in their chase.



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