An enthusiastic appeal from Brothers wicketkeeper Troy McFadden.
An enthusiastic appeal from Brothers wicketkeeper Troy McFadden.

Harwood battles hard in the heat

Nathan Ensbey's good form with the bat continued on Saturday as he tormented an exhausted Brothers Grafton Services outfit at JJ Lawrence Oval.

Ensbey made an unbeaten 65 as Harwood carved out 4-191 before bad light stopped play with 10 overs still remaining. Harwood will face five overs next week.

In blistering heat, Brothers used just four bowlers, with Ron Chaffey and Troy McLaren getting through 20 overs each. Pat Vidler and Corey Bertalli bowled 17 and 12 overs respectively.

Brothers were unlucky not to have a few more wickets, with some untidy work be- hind the stumps proving costly

Ensbey and Peter Hickey were the mainstays for Harwood, putting on a 77-run stand for the fourth wicket. Hickey made 35 before being trapped lbw by Chaffey.

Mark and Nathan Ensbey were still at the crease when play halted, having put on 53 for the fifth wicket. Mark was on 28.

Chaffey toiled hard for two wickets, while McLaren bowled without luck. He finished with eight maidens.

Bertalli and Vidler picked up a wicket each, with the former proving economical with just 15 runs taken from his 12 overs.



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