It?s the sibling dream team
By RACHAEL BORICH
THE Harth brothers are continuing their all-out bowling assault on the Southern Star Sports Shield 2005-06 season.
Mick, 27, and Ryan, 24, once again played instrumental roles for Gracemere on the weekend in their clash against Bluebirds at Kalka Shades.
Bluebirds were dismissed for 125 with Ryan snaring four scalps and "Mr Consistency'' Mick collecting his usual three-wicket haul ? a handy opening bowling combination.
Ryan, returning this season from a knee reconstruction, already has two six-wicket hauls against his name while Mick quietly goes about his duties, as both an opening bowler and the team's captain.
"I'm just happy to chip in,'' Mick said.
"Ryan's bowling's very similiar to mine, it's very consistent.
"He bowls in-swing and me, I'm out-swing.''
While impressed with his team's bowling efforts on the weekend Mick was disappointed to lose three early wickets.
"We still have the batsmen there to score an extra 100 runs.''
The Harth brothers will be called on again this Saturday with Gracemere needing a further 95 runs to pass Bluebirds' total.
In the other games, Brothers have taken first innings points in their top-of-the-table showdown with CQU Tigers at the Rockhampton Cricket Grounds.
Tigers were bundled out for just 81 runs.
Scott Mansfield was again the key destroyer for Brothers finishing with four wickets.
In reply Brothers are 5 for 87.
At the Yeppoon Showgrounds, Frenchville are five wickets down still needing a further 50 runs to post first innings points against Cap Coast.