PERFECT CONDITIONS: Norths batsman Todd Sommerfeld made 42 against Norths at Salter Oval in their 54-run win.
PERFECT CONDITIONS: Norths batsman Todd Sommerfeld made 42 against Norths at Salter Oval in their 54-run win. Mike Knott BUN221016CRICKET3

Norths remain on top in cricket comp

WITH the return of a couple of handy inclusions, Norths have knocked off the defending champions in Bundaberg cricket.

In a top-two battle in division one an all round team performance from Norths gave them the win to keep them at the top of the standings.

Batting first in perfect conditions, contributions by Todd Sommerfeld (42), Matt Frost (65) and Jaden Bond (31) helped the side to 8/234 from their 40 overs.

In reply The Waves collapsed early to be 3/32 after eight overs.

Despite an impressive 82 to Wide Bay representative David Mulhall the team were bowled out for 180 in the end.

Pleased with the performance Norths captain Todd Sommerfeld said everyone contributed.

"We knew if we batted for 40 overs The Waves would have trouble chasing the runs,” he said.

"In the end we had some great partnerships from Matt and Jaden to get us a good score.”

Sommerfeld also said the fielding was the best it has been all season.

"It definitely improved and we dropped one catch all day,” he said.

"Not one person won it for us - it was a great team effort that won us the game.”

In the other game Brothers won their third straight match with a 63-run win over Past Highs.

In a man-of-the-match display Simon Kelly made an unbeaten century and took two wickets.

They now play The Waves this week in the second grand final replay this season.

RESULTS

Norths 8/234 (M Frost 65, T. Sommerfeld 42, J. Bond 31, B. Schultz 4-0-21-2, D. Mulhall 8-1-28-2, M. Waters 8-1-31-2) defeated The Waves 180 (D. Mulhall 82, M. Waters 26, M. Gauld 18, S. Smith 5-0-13-2, R. Paul 5-0-30-2, T. McNamee 6-0-31-2)

Brothers 4/247 (S Kelly 101*, L. Solano 49, B. Smith 37*, S. McMahon 4-0-33-1, D. Steele 8-2-41-1, J. Lowe 8-0-50-1) defeated Past Highs 184 (D. Krebs 50, G. Brady 21, C. Fisher 19, S. Kelly 4-0-18-2, B. Smith 8-0-20-2, B. Smith 9-0-32-2)



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