Brothers helped by solid team batting performance
By TONY WHITE
Photo: SIMON HUGHES.
FOR a team batting effort, Graf- ton Services Brothers can take a bow. Brothers amassed 194 in their first innings against East Royal Tavern at Ellem Oval, made up of a mixture of scores from just about every batsman. There were no 50s or 100s, but everyone contributed which would have greatly pleased cap- tain Troy McLaren. Brad Grieves was the side's top scorer with just 28, but four other batsmen scored in the 20s. Brothers looked in trouble early at 2-12, losing openers John Holmes (4) and Mick Sum-
mers (3). The Brethren limped to 9-145 and looked in real trou- ble, but a 49-run final wicket stand between Stuart Jonker (26) and Ron Chaffey (23no) saved the day for Brothers. Ian O'Toole finished with 3-47 to lead the East attack. East too started badly in its run chase finishing the day at 3-48 losing captain David Cox to a deceptive slow ball from Jon- ker late in the day. Former captain Greg Watkins (4), who opened the innings with Rob McKenzie (2), was forced to retire when he injured his hamstring. Rob Leek (11) and Nick Ada (14) remain the not out bats- men.