Brothers' Peter Turich watches as Across The Waves' Brendan Prossliner lets one rip.
Brothers' Peter Turich watches as Across The Waves' Brendan Prossliner lets one rip.

Outright is there to grab

CRICKET: Heading into day two of the highly-anticipated clash with Across The Waves, Brothers have every reason to be sensing an outright victory.

Ill-disciplined batting from the yellow and blue last Saturday contributed to them capitulating for 108, occupying the crease for only 27 of their 85 overs.

“I don't think they really batted smartly - everything full they were trying to hit over the top and we got four lbw's, they were walking across their stumps and trying to hit that small boundary,” Brothers captain David Boge said.

The experienced skipper batted with poise last week, his 82 runs were evidence that patience was the key to two-day cricket.

“I knew there was no rush when I got in, so I tried to steady it, but didn't quite do enough (to get his century),” Boge said.

His troops will return to the crease with a first-innings lead of 100, and look for quick runs.

“We have Jarrod Laycock back this week and hopefully he can keep hitting the ball well,” Boge said.

Zac Keune, Liam Denning and Chris Duff will bolster Waves - all three were away, alongside Laycock, on Wide Bay duties.

The in-form Keune, along with skipper Brendan Prossliner, will need to be the thorns in Brothers' side in an effort to stop the juggernaut gaining maximum points.

Meanwhile, Mat Fleming will hope his return as captain of Country Wests will return them to the winner's circle against Brothers Blue, after a last-ball loss to ATW 2 last weekend.



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