FOR the first time this season, Emerald Brothers' under-15 have struck success with their maiden win in the Central Highlands Junior Cricket competition.
Brothers' 5/123 team total easily accounted for Blackwater, who were bowled out for 69 in the 27th over of the first innings.
Brothers' captain Aaron struck in his side's first over with a double-wicket maiden.
An Emerald team spokeswoman said first-over success sparked the fire for the rest of Brothers bowlers.
"This really buoyed everyone up and after that, bowling by everyone was tight and on the money," she said.
"We ended the day with our lowest number of wides so far (13)."
Wickets were spread evenly and bowlers were rewarded for some terrific work in the field.
Cahil and Josh also took a wicket each and T-Fa showed his fielding prowess with a great run out.
Cahil also snared four catches for the day - three while fielding for Emerald and one fielding for Blackwater.
Sensible batting followed for Brothers with Corey performing well in his newfound role as opening bat.
Aaron was the best of the day with 28 not out, ably supported by Tom on 17 not out.
The Emerald batting and bowling efforts highlighted how the side's first win for the season was a team effort with all players contributing.
Next week Brothers U15 will play the Magpies in their last home game of the season at Rundle Park. The club will say goodbye to coach Mark and some other Brothers' families with a small sausage sizzle following this weekend's match.
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