Summers shines as bros fire
A MAN-of-the-match performance from Brothers captain Michael Summers propelled his team to victory over Harwood in the Wykes Tyrepower night competition at McKittrick Park on Monday night.
Summers smashed 51 runs and snared 3/22 as Brothers dug itself out of a hole to advance to the second round with a 19-run victory.
Brothers were in trouble early losing Jarrod Lynch (5), Ryan Lynch (2) and Andrew Lancaster (7) for only 20 runs.
Enter Summers and 51 runs later, Brothers were breathing a little easier.
Seb Dalton (15), Cadyn Tasker (22no) and Peter McNamarra (13) provided an extra punch to the tail with Brothers finishing 8/130.
Mark Vallette (2/22) was the best of a hard-working Harwood bowling attack.
“It was good fun and ... our junior players played well,” Summers said.
“Harwood were tough competition but the players gave one hundred per cent and we came away with the win.”
Harwood in reply lost Matt Young (8) early in the innings, but a strong partnership between Geoff Simmons (22) and Greg Firth (29) stabilised the run chase.
The loss of two quick wickets had Harwood in trouble again, but a partnership between Mark Ensbey (13) and Mitchell Johnson (12no) breathed life into the campaign once again.
Harwood's tail failed to fire losing its last four wickets for 36 runs.
“For us it was all about giving the young players a bit of experience,” Harwood captain Tim McMahon said.
“We fielded and bowled all right ... we just couldn't keep up the run rate.”
Easts and a combined Tucabia-Copmanhurst side were scheduled to play last night.