Dave Noonan

Brothers cruise to victory

A MAN of the match performance from Troy McLaren helped Brothers cruise to a four-wicket victory over Tucabia-Copmanhurst in the second semi-final of the Wykes Tyrepower night cricket competition at McKittrick Park on Tuesday night.

Brothers rolled a weak Tucabia-Copmanhurst squad for 70 before a top-order partnership between Jarrad Lynch and Brad Robertson all but ensured victory.

Tucabia-Copmanhurst won the toss, but it was the club's only victory of the night, as both openers failed to fire and were back in the stands with the score reading 2/17.

Premier League regulars Bri Hourigan (13) and Tom Cootes (13) shared a short stint at the crease, but it was hardly an innings-saving combination.

With the Brothers attack, especially the impressive McLaren (4/8), wreaking havoc, Tucabia-Copmanhurst continually lost wickets, with none of their last six batsmen able to reach double figures.

Brothers' run chase suffered an early blow but Robertson (23) and Lynch (10) settled the nerves and built the innings.

Seb Dalton (2), Cadyn Tasker (5) and Michael Summers' (0) time at the crease was brief, but with nine overs to spare, Brothers hit the winning runs.

“There were some impatient shots at the end ... but a couple of good knocks in the top order did the damage,” Summers said.

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