HEFTY HITTING: South Services batsman Matt Kroehnert
HEFTY HITTING: South Services batsman Matt Kroehnert

Hickey and Richardson on fire

By TONY WHITE

JUST when Premier League leader South Services appeared to be travelling cosily against Harwood Hilton at Iluka Oval, the introduction of talented allrounder Peter Hickey changed the game.

With the Kroehnert brothers ? Tom and Matt ? in full flight and South at 1-63, Hickey struck.

He had Tom Kroehnert caught behind by Harwood captain Tim McMahon for 29, before dismissing Matt stumped by McMahon for a solid 43.

From there, South struggled for runs and a decent partnership with Hickey and opening bowler Luke Richardson dominating.

Hickey bowled 23 overs in succession and finished with figures of 3-31, including six maidens in South's first innings total of 137.

While Hickey snared the vital breakthrough, Harwood opening bowler Richardson proved the chief destroyer.

Richardson bowled 19 straight overs and finished with the outstanding figures of 6-29.

Apart from the Kroehnert brothers, the remainder of South's batsmen failed to get among the runs, although Jason Thompson scored a dour 20 before becoming Richardson's second victim.

Harwood faced 10 overs with Thompson picking up the wicket of Jason Hughes for six to leave Harwood 1-28.



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