EYES ON THE BALL: Julian Bond plays a cover drive for Norths at Kendalls Flats in Bundaberg on Saturday against The Waves.
EYES ON THE BALL: Julian Bond plays a cover drive for Norths at Kendalls Flats in Bundaberg on Saturday against The Waves. Paul Donaldson BUN041117CRIC6

North and Waves have all to play for

CRICKET: The first hour of play this Saturday could determine who has the bragging rights between unbeaten sides The Waves and Norths.

The two-day match between both sides in Division 1 in Bundaberg cricket is delicately poised after the opening day.

Norths, batting first, made 139 before having The Waves 5/57 in reply at stumps.

The defending premiers started well and were 1/70 at one stage before a collapse in the middle order hurt the side dearly.

"We didn't bat to our full potential,” Norths Todd Sommerfeld said.

"The Waves bowled really well and we couldn't set them a decent total.

"Our bowlers bowled well in reply and we took some really spectacular catches.”

Sommerfeld said the aim was to get on top early on day two and wrap up the rest of the wickets as quickly as they could.

The Waves were disappointed to end the day the way they did after getting on top early.

"We were aiming to be no more than two down at the end of the day,” The Waves president Rhys Grills admitted.

"We just need to put together three 30 run partnerships next week and the game is ours for the taking.”

The key for The Waves looks to be David Mulhall who will resume at the crease on 26 with Jayden Larsen on two.

In the other match, Brothers will be looking for an outright win against Past Highs Combined Country.

The Brethren will resume at 0/28 after bowling out PHCC for 83 in reply to 177 made by Brothers.

The side will be hoping to set a target early with both contests set to resume at 12.30pm at Kendalls Flat.



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