Son of a gun makes night cricket debut for Tucabia
NIGHT CRICKET: Clocktower Hotel Brothers took the honours when they met GI Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst in round one of the GDSC Premier League competition. But Brothers captain Jake Kroehnert admits it will be a different proposition when the two sides meet in the shorter format of Cleavers Night Cricket at McKittrick Park tonight.
"We beat them in 80 overs but 30 overs is a totally different game," Kroehnert said. "They'll have quite a different team too, so we'll see how we go."
Brayden Pardoe has been named Tucabia's captain for the under lights clash which starts at 5.45pm. He and fellow left arm quick Brad Chard were both missing from the bowling line up that conceded 323 runs on October 8. Meanwhile Michael Summers, who scored 144 of those runs, has not been named for Brothers.
Pardoe said the 30-over competition was a good opportunity to give up and coming players - such as 17-year-old debutant Layton Pigg - an opportunity against top grade opposition.
"He's a pace bowler who came a long way and improved a fair bit last year and has started this season bowling pretty good," Pardoe said.
"So we're giving him a run. He'll love it.
"Night cricket is always good fun to change it up a bit with the shorter form and a good experience for the younger fellas to to have a run in the higher grades."
Brothers: Jake Kroehnert (c), Mitch Kroehnert, Jack Weatherstone, Bill Weatherstone, Billy Kerr, Andrew Kinnane, Ben Jurd, Dylan Lucas, Jarrod Lynch, Jamie Firth, Jarrod Moran, Kyle Payne.
Tucabia: Brayden Pardoe (c), Brad Chard, Bob McKenzie, Matt Dougherty, Daniel Cootes, Chris Adamson, Tim Bultitude, Adam Bultitude, Scott Lloyd, Layton Pigg, Josh Arandale, Tyson Blackadder, Derek Woods (one to be omitted).