Brad Chard during the first grade game between Coutts and Westlawn at Ellem Oval on Saturday. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner
Brad Chard during the first grade game between Coutts and Westlawn at Ellem Oval on Saturday. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner Jojo Newby

Ball dominates bat in opening day of new cricket season

EASTS stalwart Doug Harris held his team together with bat and ball on the first day of the GDSC Premier League cricket match at Lower Fisher Park on Saturday.

The skipper hit seven fours and two sixes off the Brothers bowling on his way to 61 of his team's total of 147. He then picked up two wickets to give his team a glimmer of hope when Brothers resumes at 3/95 next weekend.

Opener Jordan Elliot, 45, and tail ender Keaton Ingram 11 were the only other Easts batsmen to reach double figures.

Jack Weatherstone's medium pacers were the main downfall for Easts with the youngster snaring 4-28 from nine overs, ripping apart the middle order.

In reply Brothers coasted to 55 before Harris removed both openers.

He caught and bowled Adam Dewberry for 35 then bowled Jarred Lynch for 15.

To round out his day he then caught number three Beau Sevil for 18 just before stumps.

  • SOUTH Services is well on top of Tucabia in their match at Ulmarra Showground thanks to brilliant batting from Brendan Cleaver and newcomer to the team Lewis Chevalley.

After rolling Tucabia for 123, Cleaver, 80, and Chevalley 63no combined in a 144-run partnership for the second wicket that took the game away from their opponents.

Another new recruit for Souths, opening bowler Adam Spies, set up the match with a devastating performance taking 6-34 from 14.1 overs.

He had good support from his new ball partner Cleaver, who took 2-28 and skipper Tom Kroehnert 2-19.

For Tucabia Andrew Buchanan scored more than half his team's runs with his innings of 64.

  • STAND in skipper Brad Chard battled to keep hold the Coutts Crossing batting line-up together in the game against Westlawn at Ellem Oval.

Normally known for his fast left arm bowling the former Australian under-19 representative top scored with 34 of his team's total of 114.

Josh Harris with 25 was the only other notable contributor as medium pacers Nathan Blanch and Pat Vidler tied the batsmen down.

Westlawn followed through to snatch first innings points finishing at 7-152.



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