Brothers move on, Tucabia Blue
TUCABIA BLUE’S season came to an abrupt end on the weekend when Brothers dished out a cricketing lesson.
Dismissed for 126 runs in their first innings Tucabia Blue never really recovered against a Brothers side brimming with confidence.
Brothers will go into this week’s elimination final against Harwood on a high and their star batsman Mick Summers is confident his side can rattle the team from down river.
“We beat them the last time we played them at their home ground and I’m pretty confident we can beat them again,” Summers said.
“I see their bowling as their weakness and losing Kane Aeschlimann through injury will be a huge blow for them. “We need to be patient when batting and the runs will come. Also against a team like Harwood you have to bowl aggressively and don’t allow them to play their natural game.”
Summers said he was impressed with the way his bowlers performed on the weekend particularly their captain Brad Robertson and Sam Jackson. “Robbo and Sam bowled well and not only slowed the run-rate down but took vital wickets in the process,” he said.
Resuming on day two, Brothers got in some handy batting practice scoring 234 before Tucabia batted a second time, and in a bid to score quick runs were 7-122 when play was abandoned. In a positive sign for the Brethren most of their batsmen spent valuable time at the crease with several players getting starts. “Sam Jackson made 45 and Andrew Lancaster played well for his 34,” Summers said. “Seb Dalton belted 55 and Adam Dewberry made 37. I think they put on a 92-run partnership in the middle-order.”
“We beat them the last time we played them at their home ground and I’m pretty confident we can beat them again.”