Wynn Jnr strikes again
BY ADRIAN MILLER
ANOTHER excellent display of fast bowling from Bill Wynn Jnr helped South Services pick up first innings points against Brothers at Ellem Oval.
The day started brightly for Brothers when six runs were hit off the second over of the day, but four wickets fell in quick succession leaving the Brethren playing catch up for the rest of the afternoon.
Resuming on 2/43 and chasing 192 for first innings points, Brothers lost 4/26 to be 6/69, still 123 runs behind.
A 56-run partnership be- tween Pat Vidler and Corey Bertalli gave Brothers hope, but when Vidler was bowled for 27 with the score on 125, the challenge looked beyond them.
Bertalli then combined with Joe Lancaster to take the score to 158, but when Bertalli was superbly caught by Mark Laybutt for 47, the last two wickets were snapped up easily, leaving Brothers all out for 167.
Wynn Jnr was the chief destroyer, claiming 4-29 and was ably supported by Matt Peterson, who chimed in with 3-43.
South went in for a second innings chasing bonus points, and was on the attack from the outset.
Brothers were fired up and intent on slowing the runrate, and showed their intent when Bertalli cannoned a bouncer into opener Troy Kroenhert's cheek.
However, he wasn't fazed and went on to collect 16 runs from 17 deliveries.
The runs kept flowing from opener Brett Woods and Matt Kroehnert who hit 62 runs from 55 balls and 27 off 15 respectively. Woods capped off a fine all round performance, after claiming 1/27 from five overs earlier in the day. At stumps, South Ser- vices had amassed 176 runs.