Norths strike again: Team beats Brothers for 14-game unbeaten run
CRICKET: Norths continue to dominate Division 1 cricket but say they are not thinking about the title just yet.
They remain unbeaten in 14th straight games after defeating Brothers by 110 runs at Salter Oval on Saturday.
Batting first in hot conditions, Norths reached 196 with Todd McNamee making 58 and opener Todd Sommerfeld 38.
Struggling from the outset in reply, Brothers made just 86 as the team suffered its third loss in the past month to Norths.
Opener Ben Howard was the sole shining light for Brothers with an unbeaten 48.
Praising his team, Norths captain Sommerfeld said theirs was a good all-round performance.
"We thought 160-170 was a competitive total, so to post 190 was definitely great for us,” he said.
"Our bowling and fielding was also on.”
Sommerfeld said the side was not thinking ahead despite being at the top and unbeaten for over three months.
"It's definitely not done and there's still a few games to go,” he said.
"It's been a long few years to get to the position now, so we are all enjoying the ride.”
Brothers admit they need to go back to the drawing board after losing their second straight match.
"We need to train hard and keep working on it,” captain Simon Gills said.
"The boys need to show a bit of commitment.”
In the other match, The Waves won their second straight match with a five-wicket win over Past Highs to move to the second spot.
Michael Loader, who made 79, said it was a good performance.
"The other boys contributed well in the chase,” he said.
"It was good to get the win without one of our best players who will be back this week.”
The Waves face Norths this week and Brothers take on Past Highs.
Norths 5/196 (T McNamee 58, T Sommerfeld 38, E Hoffman 8-2-23-3) def Brothers 86 (B Howard 48, L Solano 11, T McNamee 6-1-22-4)
The Waves 5/210 (M Loader 79, B Schultz 37*, M Fulton 29, J Burnett 4.1-0-26-2, D Chadwick 4-0-40-1) def Past Highs 4/204 (D Bonser 80, D Steele 55, R Thurston 8-1-47-2)