Quick runs a premium
By ADRIAN MILLER
BROTHERS Post Office Hotel will be looking to take advan- tage of a good start when they resume against South Services today in the Bananacoast Com- munity Credit Union Premier League. Brothers finished at 6-200 last weekend when bad light stopped play with nine overs still to be bowled. Captain Corey Bertalli said he was hopeful his team could add at least another 30 runs to give Souths something to chase. "We've only got another nine overs to bat, but hopefully we can add a few more runs to make in an interesting chase," he said. Bertalli said he was pleased with the team's performance last weekend, and was looking for a few of the younger team members to step up today. "I was extremely happy with the way we batted last week- end," he said. "Everyone was patient and were looking to make some runs so it was a really good
all-round team performance. "There were a couple of people chipping in with 30s and 40s after Trevor's (White) 70, so it was good to see." Brothers were sent in last week by Souths captain Brett Woods and when they slumped to 5/133 it looked like an easy afternoon for the bowling at- tack. But after John Holmes and Michael Summers put on 35 for the 6th wicket, Brothers played themselves back into the match to leave it tantalisingly even. Bertalli said Souths, last year's beaten grand finalists, would make it hard for his team to come away with the points. "Souths have got a really good batting line-up so only 20 runs wouldn't be enough, but 240-odd would make it hard," he said. Bertalli said with it likely to rain over night, and a mixed forecast for today, the weather would play a part. "I'm quietly confident, but a lot will depend on the weath- er," he said.