Waves watch on as Boge eyes 100
BROTHER'S skipper David Boge will resume on 94 tomorrow, searching for his first hundred of the season and the honour of being the first side to bat their allotted 85 overs.
No team has successfully batted the full period, but it is Boge’s intention to do just that this weekend.
“Hopefully I can get the ton, but I’ll probably nick the first ball I face,” he joked.
“We are definitely aiming for that 85 over mark and it’s a good chance for Mitch Sartori and new bloke Chris Powell to get a few runs under the belt.”
Brothers had the game won within the first hour last week, dismantling Across The Waves for 114.
A swashbuckling 107 from Adam Rayner rubbed salt into the wounds of the severely under-strength Waves, and now Boge intends finishing the kill.
“An outright win is on our minds at the moment, that’s for sure, but I think they may have a few blokes back this week,” Boge said.
His hunch was on the money — Waves skipper Brendan Prossliner will be back in action, as will fast bowler Liam Denning, according to Waves president Noel Stitt.
Prossliner will basically replace first-day skipper Zac Keune, who is on representative duties, while Denning will bolster a Waves attack still in shock after Rayner’s onslaught last weekend.
Seven regular first-grade members are missing from Waves, forcing the veteran Stitt to step up and face the music so they can field a team.
Both sides are certainties to line up in the NewsMail Cup with just the single two-day game remaining.
It will be Waves’ goal to wrestle back some momentum this weekend, but as witnessed so far this season, when Brothers are in the mood, they are hard to stop.