Lucas and Firth rout Coutts line-up
BROTHERS v COUTTS: Despite missing fast-bowling brothers Billy and Jack Weatherstone, Brothers Clocktower Hotel made short work of Grafton Hotel Coutts Crossing in their GDSC Premier League Round 10 clash at McKittrick Park on Saturday.
Rising left-arm swing bowler Dylan Lucas ran through the Coutts Crossing top order in a fiery spell, taking three for 18 off six overs.
Not to be outdone, limited-overs specialist Jamie Firth took four quick Coutts wickets, including two in one over, to finish with four for 14 off eight overs.
Two late run-outs proved costly for Coutts Crossing before teenagers Declan Ensby and Riley Chevalley (who topscored with 12) pushed the total to 68 all out.
While Coutts had struggled to master what was a green top at McKittrick Park, Brothers openers Mitch and Jake Kroehnert had no trouble in despatching the Coutts bowling attack around the ground.
Coutts captain Nick Wood tried everything he could to stem the flow of runs, including giving wicket- keeper Lewis Chevalley an over with the cherry.
But it made no difference as the Kroehnert brothers chased down the total inside the seventh over for a comprehensive 10-wicket win to keep within range of the minor premiership.
GRAFTON HOTEL COUTTS v BROTHERS CLOCKTOWER
At McKittrick Park
Toss: Coutts Crossing
Coutts Crossing 1st Innings
N Lawson c Jurd b Lucas 1
B Cotten b Lucas 2
LR Chevalley c J Kroehnert b Lucas 1
N Wood c Lynch b Firth 8
R Cotten c Kinnane b Firth 5
I Simpson c & b Firth 7
B Willis run out 8
AB Elliott b Firth 0
H Woods run out 0
RL Chevalley b Jurd 12
D Ensby not out 5
Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 15, nb 1) 19
ALL-OUT for 68
FoW: 1-2(N Lawson) 2-3(B Cotten) 3-18(LR Chevalley) 4-20(N Wood) 5-25(R Cotten) 6-30(AB Elliott) 7-30(I SIMPSON) 8-40(B Willis) 9-51(H Woods) 10-68(RL Chevalley)
Bowling: M Kroehnert 5-0-16-0(1nb, 5w), DJ Lucas 6-0-18-3(4w), J Firth 8-4-14-4(5w), AJ Kinnane 2-0-17-0(1w), BL Jurd 0.1-0-0-1
Brothers 1st Innings
M Kroehnert not out 32
J Kroehnert not out 34
Extras (b 1, lb 0, w 4, nb 1) 6
ZERO wickets for 72
Bowling: D Ensby 2-0-13-0(1w), RL Chevalley 1-0-15-0(1nb, 1w), B Cotten 1-0-9-0, AB Elliott 2-0-22-0(1w), LR Chevalley 1-0-12-0(1w)