Brothers skipper Jake Kroehnert. who scored 102 in Sunday's representative match against Lismore, got his eye in on Saturday against Easts in premier league, scoring 48no.
Brothers skipper Jake Kroehnert. who scored 102 in Sunday's representative match against Lismore, got his eye in on Saturday against Easts in premier league, scoring 48no. Debrah Novak

Kroehnert leads from the front against Easts

BROTHERS skipper Jake Kroehnert hit his way to top form with a patient 48no in his team's total of 6/135 against GDSC Easts in their Premier League match at Ellem Oval.

Kroehnert, who scored a century in yesterday's representative match against Lismore, was the dominant player against an Easts outfit looking to bounce back from a big loss in its first game.

He came in at the fall of the first wicket and scored almost half of the runs his team scored when play was halted in the 33rd over.

Opening bowler Ben Shaw was the pick of the bowlers for Easts, picking up 5/54 from 16 overs.

He sparked a middle order collapse as Brothers lost five wickets for 35 runs.

He bowled Jamie Firth for 27 then picked up Jake Weatherstone for 9 and the dangerous Mitch Kroehnert for a duck.

The late wickets put the match on an even keel.

Easts' batters have struggled to chase big totals, but their skipper Ben Hill is in form and coming off a second innings 79 in the season opener.

Easts' tactics will be to keep Brothers to around 180 and build their innings around a score from Hill.

The Brethren have a good mix of bowling with the Weatherstone brothers, Bill and Jake, the two Kroehnerts and representative off-spinner Andrew Kinnane to choose from.



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