Mick's Sizzling Summers puts opposition on Toast
TOAST CRICKETER: It was a forgettable time to be a bowler as batsmen dominating the scorched Clarence Valley wickets on Saturday, which is why the wielders of willow dominate this week's Toast Cricketer of the Week selections.
Clocktower Hotel Brothers opener Michael Summers blasted seven fours and four sixes on his way to 94 against a hapless Westlawn at Lower Fisher Turf to take the prize for GDSC Premier League.
Summers joined his skipper and past Toast winner Jake Kroehnert (118) to tear the Westlawn attack apart in the unforgiving heat. His effort followed on from 82 the week before to take his season tally to 433 runs at an average of 48.11.
However, on both occasions Summers was within a sniff of a century and, while a feat in itself, no one likes getting out in the dreaded 90s. So we thought a $10 coffee voucher could help.
The Second Grade winner this week is South Services all-rounder Dylan Cleaver, who took 2 for 10 off 5 overs against Coutts Crossing before notching his first half century of the season, finishing the day 54 not out and well poised to make a big score next week with his side 2 for 137 and needing just 13 runs for first innings points.
Meanwhile, if you need a lesson in consistency, look no further than Westlawn Third Grade batsman Martin Oates, who scored 81 against Coutts Crossing Blue on Saturday.
His previous scoress this season read: 0, 48, 96, 39, 59, 64*, 53, 53, 57* - a total of 550 runs at an average of 68.75.