Brothers hunt seventh cricket title
? BROTHERS have fired an om- inous warning to the premier- ship contenders on the eve of the Rockhampton Cricket Asso- ciation 2005-06 season.
The defending Southern Star Sports Shield and Frenchville Sports Club day/night premiers have bolstered their playing ranks ahead of Saturday's sea- son opener against Gracemere.
Chasing their seventh straight Shield, can anyone stop the Brothers' juggernaut? Here's a look at how the clubs are shaping up this season: ? Brothers Captain ? Lachlan Spyve. A grade squad ? Anthony Spyve, Les Berryman, Murray Harch, Jason Batchelor, Lach- lan Spyve, Terry Tummon, Ri- chie Pershouse, Graham Lee- son, Andrew Harris, Andrew Farr, Scott Mansfield, Eden Ke- leher, David Deeth. Match winner ? Murray Harch. Captain says: "We'll be looking for another big season from him with the bat and ball.'' ? CQU Tigers Captain ? Steve McDonald. A grade squad ? Steve Mc- Donald, Jon Harris, Craig Wilkes, Robin Adams, James Parr, Carl Carter, Grant Collins, Shaun Richardson, Ben Ruther- ford, Kris McDonald, Andrew Flamank, Andrew Hill, Kyle Moffat, Eddie Doherty, Mark Dingle, Anthony Mouzouris. Match winner ? Craig Wilkes. Captain says: "He showed last year that he can score quickly and punish bowl- ing attacks.'' ? Gracemere Captain ? Mick Harth. A grade squad ? Mick Harth, Aaron Clews, Bob McQuire, Tom Currant, Vance Neep, David Hawkes, Ryan Harth, Brendan Molloy, Brad Stehbens, Steve Ball, Aaron Holt, John Miles, Damien Knut- sen, Paul O'Shea, William Van Waveren. Match winner ? Brenden Malloy. Coach Greg Miles says: "Ex A-grader. Hasn't played for a few years. Now living in Bi- loela. Good batsman.'' ? Frenchville Captain ? Todd Wells. A grade squad ? Todd Wells, Keith Brownlow, Sean Toovey, Aaron Wehlow, Rick McCorris- ter, Aaron Cowan, Shaun Col- lins, Alan Ryder, Don Wilson, Pete Shonhan, Angelo Conway, Liam Kelly, Kel Applewaite, Nick Hills, Jason Wells, Carl Ba- tey, Brendan Handley, Mitch Clark, Preston White, Chris Lloyd-Jones. Match winner ? Alan Ry- der. Captain says: "Quickest bowler in CQ and still an under- 19 player who should push for Queensland Country selection this year.'' ? Cap Coast Captain ? Justin Stower. A grade squad ? Trent Rapp, Damien Shipway, Shaun Gilvear, Steve Buchanan, Greg Tootell, Michael Holmes, Justin Stower, Mitchell Roberts, Stuart Keene, Matt Bampton, David England, David Buchanan, Ro- han Roberts, Kelvin Munro. Match winner ? Mitchell Roberts. Captain says: "He's a promising all-rounder who can hopefully score plenty of runs and take wickets.'' ? Bluebirds Captain ? Clay Crouch. A grade squad ? Gavin Peck, Pat McCrohon, Clay Crouch, Brendan Dunbar, Clarry Plummer, Brendan James, Damian McCoombes, Aaron Slater, Barry Stanley, Tony Waine, Chris Nolan, Ste- phen Schravemade. Match winner ? Brendan Dunbar. Captain says: "He's ready to bounce back to his best form this season ? I'm backing him to make 600 runs.'' ? Round One (Saturday, October 1) ? Gracemere v Brothers (RCG, wicket 1), Frenchville v Blue- birds (RCG, wicket 2), Cap Coast v CQU Tigers (Yeppoon).