Fresh Page writes new chapter against Brothers
CRCA CRICKET: Coutts Crossing pace bowler Zac Page (4 for 67 off 21 overs) showed little sign of the elbow injury that kept him out of action for the previous three weeks as he led the side's bowling attack against Brothers.
The crafty right-hander managed a hefty 21 overs in his return to the bowling crease, snagging the wickets of opener Mick Summers (8), the dangerous Jamie Firth (24) and a dogged Ben Jurd who managed a classy 36 to stabilise a minor mid-innings collapse for the Brothers' outfit.
It was a tight bowling effort from Coutts Crossing with spin option Andrew McLachlan (1 for 32 off 5) the only player to leak more than five runs an over as Brothers finished all out for 181 on a varied McKittrick Park deck.
It was then left up to Coutts Crossing openers Tim Tilse and the promoted Brenden Cotten to negotiate a tricky hour-long period before stumps.
When Brothers' opening duo Mitch Kroehnert (1 for 26 off 6) and Jack Weatherstone (1 for 14 off 4) sent the Coutts openers back to the grandstand with only single figures to their names the home side could feel momentum shifting to them.
But a determined 38-run partnership from Isreal Simpson (28) and Ryan Cotten (17 not out) steadied the innings with Coutts Crossing 3-62 at stumps.
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BROTHERS V COUTTS CROSSING
At McKittrick Park
Brothers 1st Innings
W Kerr b Fahey 36
MJ Summers c Tilse b Page 8
J Kroehnert c Inskip b B Cotten 23
J Firth lbw b Page 24
JS Weatherstone b B Cotten 1
M Kroehnert lbw b McLachlan 5
BL Jurd c B Cotten b Page 36
T McLaren c R Cotten b B Cotten 7
J Lynch lbw b Page 10
AJ Kinnane c & b R Cotten 6
BJ Weatherstone not out 13
Extras (b 6, lb 2, w 1, nb 3) 12
ALL-OUT for 181
FoW: 1-28(MJ Summers) 2-71(W Kerr) 3-71(J Kroehnert) 4-73(JS Weatherstone) 5-82(M Kroehnert) 6-113(J Firth) 7-126(T McLaren) 8-150(J Lynch) 9-157(BL Jurd) 10-181(aj kinnane)
Bowling: Z Page 21-5-67-4, I Simpson 8-3-20-0, B Cotten 16-4-46-3, E Fahey 8-4-7-1, A McLachlan 5-0-32-1, R Cotten 0.3-0-1-1.
Coutts Crossing 1st Innings
B Cotten c Firth b M Kroehnert 6
T Tilse b JS Weatherstone 7
I Simpson c Lynch b McLaren 28
R Cotten not out 17
Z Page not out 1
Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 3) 3
THREE wickets for 62
FoW: 1-9(B Cotten) 2-21(T Tilse) 3-59(I Simpson)
Bowling: M Kroehnert 6-0-26-1, JS Weatherstone 4-0-14-1, MJ Summers 2-0-5-0, T McLaren 3-1-14-1, AJ Kinnane 2-0-3-0.