Brothers skipper Mick Summers on his way to a match-winning 70 against Tucabia.
Brothers skipper Mick Summers on his way to a match-winning 70 against Tucabia. Debrah Novak

Tucabia lost their way with the bat

FOR Tucabia their season has come to an abrupt end.

And they only have themselves to blame.

With their season on the line against Brothers in the minor semi-final at McKittrick Park, Tucabia did what everyone expected them to do.

They failed with the bat.

All season their powerful batting line-up has failed to deliver.

Bad shot selection, failure to grind out an innings and little respect for opposition bowlers has haunted Tucabia all season.

But one thing for sure is Brothers aren’t complaining.

After posting a meagre 152 in their first innings, Mick Summers and his men were there for the taking.

But as they have done all season, Tucabia lost their way with the bat and were bundled out for just 91.

Tucabia got off to the perfect start with Dan and Tom Cootes sharing an opening stand of 31 before the rot set in.

With Corey Bertalli and Ryan Lynch on fire Tucabia lost three quick wickets which swung the game back in Brothers’ favour.

Maidens were the order of the day with Lynch (3-43) and Bertalli (3-24) doing most of the damage.

Batting a second time Brothers blasted 155 with Summers belting 70 to put his side on top.

Needing 217 off 21 overs Tucabia were bowled out for 95 trying for a miracle win.

Tucabia’s misfiring batting line-up searched for quick runs, instead they skied catches into the outfield, which the Brothers fielder snapped up with glee.

Brothers will play Harwood next week in the preliminary final at McKittrick Park.



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