Brothers crush a limp Souths outfit

A DOMINANT Brothers batting line up and a five-wicket haul from paceman Corey Bertalli has crushed some ineffective South Services batting at the revamped McKittrick Park last weekend.

Brothers' massive 162 run victory was a stunning return to the winner's circle for a club which has had to endure a two-week absence from the competition.

Brothers openers Ryan (27) and Jarrod Lynch (14) commenced the innings with a 43-run stand before Andrew Lancaster (42) and Michael Summers (46) upped the ante with a 77 run partnership.

Brad Robertson (16) and Cadyn Tasker (28no) continued the fine batting display with Troy McLaren (14) and Peter McNamara (12) combining well to finalise a total of 7/223.

“It was a good batting pitch ... everyone chipped in,” Brothers captain Brad Robertson said.

“We're back in form and will give the competition something to think about.”

Souths have returned to competitive form recently, but failed to produce a cutting edge against a rampant Brothers attack.

Tom Kroehnert (12) and Dave Honeybrook (15) played lone hands as Souths wickets tumbled to Bertalli (5/27), Brett Paxton (3/12) and company.

Souths batting finally petered out with the squad well behind the Brothers total.

“They gave us a hiding,” Souths captain Kroehnert said.

“They got away from us ... and our batting fell away.

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