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The Waves too good for Brothers

FOCUS: The Waves' Michael Loader has his eyes on the ball against Brothers.
FOCUS: The Waves' Michael Loader has his eyes on the ball against Brothers. Paul Donaldson BUN230917CRIC2

CRICKET: The Waves' Michael Loader sure likes to play against Brothers when he gets the opportunity.

The top-order batsman made his second century against the Brethren in less than a year to guide The Waves to victory on Saturday.

The side chased down Brothers' total of 289 with three wickets to spare as Loader made 125.

He was joined by captain Luke Owen (42) and Matt Fulton (33) who formed valuable partnerships along the way.

"It was pretty easy in the end," Owen said.

"Loader did extremely well on a slow wicket with a strong wind to get his runs."

Owen said the side's method of patience at the crease paid off.

"We were three for 140-odd at lunch which was perfect for the second half of the day," he said.

"The key was building partnerships, which we did."

Owen said Brothers also bowled well which made it tough for the side.

"Almost everyone got a good bat and bowl which was the main thing," he said.

"I was pleased with the all-round effort of the side over the two days."

The Waves and Brothers will now play Past Highs Combined Country and Norths respectively on October 7.

SCOREBOARD

The Waves 7/303 (M Loader 125, L Owen 42, M Fulton 33; S Pearson 13-3-44-3, B Howard 10-1-35-2) def Brothers 289 (J Laycock 107, J Solano 95, S Pearson 23)