Last roll for Brothers and Tucabia
FOR either Brothers or Tucabia, today's CRCA match at McKittrick Park could be their last.
Both teams narrowly scraped into the minor-semi final and to be honest, picking a winner is anyone's guess.
It's no secret both teams have been well below par this season. The result could come down to which team wants the win bad enough.
On paper Tucabia looks the better team but its inability to grind out a win has been its Achilles heel all season.
Brothers will look to their premier batsmen, Mick Summers and Andrew Lancaster, to get them across the line.
On their day Summers and Lancaster are as good as any batsmen in the Premier League and are both considered big-match players.
Tucabia looks a bit thin in the bowling department but if Chris Adamson and Adrian Boyd find their line and length the Brethren batsmen will certainly be tested.
“Adrian looked sharp in the nets and is excited about bowling to the Brothers' batsmen,” Boyd's opening bowling partner Adamson said yesterday.
“If he bowls like he did in the nets he should trouble Brothers.”
Adamson added he expected veteran all-rounder Greg Mears to honour his word during the week and notch a big score.
“Greg was quoted at training during the week that he feels like he'll get a big score and the Brothers bowlers won't get him out,” Adamson said.
Tucabia suffered a blow on the eve of today's clash, with Andrew Buchanan notifying the team he is unavailable.
Buchanan is a noted fieldsman who can bat in the middle order and bowl the occasional leg spin.
“Andrew is out and Rodney Mitchell has taken his place after a short stint in second grade,” Adamson said.
Brothers captain Mick Summers will be banking on the in-form Ryan Lynch to produce the goods with the ball against arguably the best batting line-up in the league.