Half century not enough for Norths

LIAM Mulry completed his half century and the Norths tail wagged but it was not enough to stop Brothers cruising to victory in their PFD Cup match at Kalka Shades.

While Mulry continued from his position of 44 not out before falling for 57, his fellow not out batsman Terry Wreghitt failed to get the scorers working again and departed for 31.

Batting at number 11 James Parr showed some fight with 36 not out in a 52 run partnership with Chris Bath to leave Norths 189 all out.

When Brothers lost not out batsman Tim Reid for 24, adding just one to last week's total, Norths was in with a chance but Ryan Kayes and Richie Pershouse steered the Brothers ship to safety with a 36-run partnership before Pershouse left after scoring 20 and Brothers were 8-195, six runs ahead.

Kayes went on to score 42 runs but the job had been done as Brothers won the match on the first innings.

Spin bowling ace Justin Peacock kept Norths in the contest with 6-83 from his 15 overs but the most impressive bowling of the match came from Brothers paceman Jason Batchelor who took six Norths scalps in his 21 overs to finish with 6-42.

With 27 overs to bowl, Brothers used eight bowlers as Norths got in a little batting practice.

Geoff Joyce, batting at four, used his time well in scoring 36 runs while Chris Swain hit 30 before Grant Nelson had him caught and bowled.

Only one of the Brothers bowlers had any work load, Nick Lotaski bowling five overs while six bowlers were given three overs each.

Most impressive was the wily Les Berryman with 1-4 from his three overs as Brothers shared the wicket takers around.



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