McKenzie’s big blast helps Tucabia topple Brothers
GI Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst has kept the heat on the competition leaders with a four-wicket victory over Clocktower Hotel Brothers on Saturday.
Bob McKenzie and Matthew Pigg opened the batting for Tucabia as they chased 121 for victory.
McKenzie proved to be in good form with the bat, smashing several boundaries - and a big six over long on - on his way to an impressive 38.
His quick-fire innings set Tucabia on target for victory, which all-rounder Chris Adamson said they did with 10 overs to spare.
"There were a few scary moments along the way but we got there," Adamson said.
"Bob was on fire and hitting them all over the park and that set us up."
Brothers batted first on the Ulmarra Showground pitch, with Mick Summers slogging 64 as he returned to form in the best way possible.
However wickets kept falling at the other end with opener Wilson Petrushnko the next best with 16.
The batting issues are beginning to plague the Brothers and captain Ryan Lynch said it was a problem that needs to be addressed.
"For the last few weeks we've only had one run-scorer," Lynch said.
"We're losing games because we just can't seem to get runs on the board.
"The fielding has improved a lot but we need to be giving our bowlers something to defend.
"It's something we need to look at and try to fix in the next few weeks."
Brothers will have a chance to reverse their fortunes when they take on Westlawn next week, while Tucabia will meet Easts at Ellem Oval.