Tucabia Blue’s Matthew Kroehnert hit 77.
Tucabia Blue’s Matthew Kroehnert hit 77.

Brothers in arms end Blue's run

IT HAS been a long time since Tucabia Blue last tasted defeat but even a Matt Kroehnert special with the bat was not enough against Brothers at McKittrick Park

Tucabia Blue were bundled out for 166 and, in reply, Brothers reached their target with four wickets in hand. Ryan Lynch was Brothers’ chief destroyer, taking 4-33, including the prize wicket of Kroehnert who fell to Lynch for 77. Brothers captain Mick Summers called it an important win which has moved his side within striking distance of the top four.

“We need to keep in touch with the leaders, we must be very close to fourth spot especially after Tucabia White’s loss to Harwood,” he said. “I thought 160 was about par but we still had to bat well to pass them. I was quietly confident we could run down their total after Jarrad (Lynch) and Sam Jackson got us off to a wonderful start.

Asked if Kroehnert’s wicket proved decisive, Summers was quick to point out although Kroehnert top-scored his bowlers did well to contain him.

“Matt batted well but I thought our bowlers kept him in check for the most part. It took him about 30 overs to get his 70.”

For Summers, filling in as captain while Brad Robertson has been on representative duty has been enjoyable but it is not something he would like to make a habit of.

“The captaincy is fun and I do enjoy it but in saying that I can’t wait to have Robbo back,” he said.

Summers played a captain’s knock, belting an unbeaten 52.



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