TOAST CRICKETERS: Cool, calm Kerr collects award
TOAST CRICKETERS: Brothers opener Billy Kerr took his regular measured approach to the crease against Coutts Crossing as he built a steady innings alongside captain Jake Kroehnert and the brutal hitting of Mick Summers.
Kerr was his usual patient self waiting on the bad deliveries and not giving Coutts Crossing a chance at his wicket as he guided the second-placed side to a first innings victory before opening the shoulders as they chased quick runs ahead of the tea break.
Kerr laced the ball across the lightning quick Ulmarra outfield to the boundary rope as he pushed on to his third half-century of the 2016/17 GDSC Premier League season earning the wicket keeper Toast Cricketer of the Week honours for first grade.
In second grade Rowan Green almost snaffled Toast honours for a second time this season with a top class century for South Services.
That was until Souths took the field and Westlawn heavy hitter Luke McLachlan plundered the bowling attack hitting 10 fours and six maximums on his way to 123 in what was a losing effort.
McLachlan was left to rue what could have been as he watched wickets fall at the other end until Westlawn were all out for 206 falling 23 runs shy of South Services 229 run total.
The third grade winner of the Toast honours may just be steering away from coffee when he spends his winners voucher with Brothers young gun Ethan Lucas taking home the honours after a superb spell of bowling against Westlawn.
The 13-year-old Lucas tore through the batting lineup on his way to his first ever senior cricket five wicket haul. Lucas finished with figures of 5 for 23 off 5.