Challenge for Brothers
BRAD Robertson has recently returned from representing the Northern NSW Emus under- 21 side which toured New Zealand and he is determined to lead his Brothers side into the finals series.
Robertson has resumed the captaincy role after weeks touring the ‘Shaky Isles’ and says his side has a point to prove.
“The boys have been on a winning stretch and it’s important we keep knocking off the top sides,” he said.
“We have to stand up against Harwood this week and prove we can match it with the best. There are only a few games to go but today’s game is our grand final.”
Brothers are one point out of the four and a win against the competition leaders could see them leapfrog Tucabia White into fourth position.
With the one-day games completed, the remaining three matches will revert to two-day games, which according to Robertson will suit Harwood at Harwood Oval.
“The 80-over game will suit Harwood who are experienced with the longer version of the game. I’ve heard the pitch is a batsmen’s paradise so batting out the full 80 overs will be the key,” he said.
“I’m actually keen to have a bat on it (the pitch) and hopefully get some runs. It will be important for us to value our wickets.”
Robertson concedes Harwood will be tough to beat at home but says his side is looking forward to the challenge, and with a near full-strength side there is no reason why they can’t topple the leaders.
Other matches are Easts v Coutts Crossing at McKittrick Park, Tucabia White v South Services at Ellem Oval and Westlawn v Tucabia Blue at Ulmarra.