Brothers Cricket Club on target to cruise to victory
BROTHERS V EASTS: Brothers will be pushing for an outright win when they resume their match next weekend after bowling GDSC Easts out for 100 on Saturday.
Easts enjoyed a decent start and were 1-40 before a tight spell from Brothers' Billy Weatherstone swung the match back in Brothers' favour.
"They did look like they were going to get a decent total at the beginning," Brothers captain Jake Kroehnert said.
"They were batting on a bit of a road in perfect conditions and did look like they were getting away from us before Bill put the brakes on.
"He took three wickets in quick succession and really swung the match back in our favour and that is why he ended up getting the player's player award on the day."
Kroehnert also proved handy with the ball in hand, bowling 10 maidens on his way to claiming 3-7 off 13 overs.
Brothers' openers Will Kerr (36) and Jack Weatherstone (25) were rarely troubled as they piled on 0-63 in reply before the close of play.
"End-of-season form was something we spoke about with us wanting to come in hot for the finals," Kroehnert said.
"A result for us will nearly guarantee us second on the ladder, whereas the outright will obviously be no questions asked.
"We want to be in that second spot because it gives us two cracks at it. It will be a bit of relief for our boys."