WELL CAUGHT: Brothers’ wicketkeeper gets down low to glove this ball and stop it from racing away.
WELL CAUGHT: Brothers’ wicketkeeper gets down low to glove this ball and stop it from racing away. Julie-ann Carson

Brothers keep Springsure at bay

CLERMONT and Brothers will do battle to claim premiership honours in the Central Highlands cricket competition grand final at Clermont on Sunday.

Brothers earned their spot in the grand final after defeating Springsure in the semi-final at Springsure last weekend.

Brothers won the toss and sent Springsure in to bat.

However, Springsure made a slow start to their innings, with opening batsman R Loader out for a duck.

Things didn’t get much better for the remaining Springsure batting line-up and S Ferry was the only batsman to make double figures with 28 runs.

Brothers’ J Whyte proved dangerous with the ball, claiming three wickets, while B Jenkinson, J Iker and C Harms each claimed two wickets and C Murray snared one wicket.

With a target of 82 runs to chase, Brothers lost only two wickets on their way to claiming victory.

Chris O’Shea top-scored for Brothers with 42 not out and was assisted by Murray with 29 not out and Jenkinson with 12 runs.

Ferry and S Cullen claimed a wicket apiece for Springsure.

Sunday’s grand final action will begin at 9am at the Clermont sports grounds.


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