South turns tables with top batting

By ADRIAN MILLER

AN INSPIRED batting performance from South Services enabled them to take first innings points against Brothers Post Office Hotel in their Bananacoast Community Credit Union Premier League fixture on Saturday.

Brothers started the day at 6-200 and managed to add a further 27 runs to their total in their remaining nine overs.

Souths were behind the eight-ball when the Brothers' bowlers got off to a dream start when the dangerous Tom Kroehnert was caught and bowled by John Holmes for 2 with the score 1/12.

But a strong partnership between Brett Woods, 50 and Matt Kroehnert, 31, put Souths on the front foot and when the second wicket fell at 77 they were in a strong position.

Matt Ryan and Corey Bertalli were introduced into the attack, and brought Brothers back into the match by taking three wickets between them.

Souths had slumped to 5 for 113 and the match was evenly poised.

But a strong 56 from Matt Hartmann, a brilliant 66 from youngster Brad Robertson, as well as a hard-hit 42 from number nine Stuart Jonker, allowed Souths to reel in the required runs for the loss of only 7 wickets and they went on to post a total of 278 without losing any more.

Ryan was the top performer for Brothers with 3/24 from 10 overs, while Bertalli also bowled well for 2/46 from 12.



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