Brethren go well in cricket
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
BROTHERS hold the upper hand after day one of their Gladstone Cricket A grade two-dayer against The Glen at Sun Valley Park.
The Brethren produced a fine bowling performance to knock over the home team for just 70 and were in the box seat at stumps, sitting on 3/51.
Batting first, The Glen were in trouble after just five overs when in-form opener Brett Rogers was knocked over by new recruit Mick Warden for 3.
Skipper David Jefferis and Grant Mitchell set about building the innings and took the score to 26 before Jefferis was bowled by Mick Kiriazis for 15.
David Legge-Nicholls and Clint Haggerty followed shortly after and when Mitchell was caught for 13, The Glen were in trouble at 5/42. All-rounder Lance Mazzer led a resistance and finished the top-score with 18, but the wickets continued to fall around him.
Leg-spinner George Kiss wrapped up the tail, claiming three wickets in four overs as he finished with the figures of 3/4. Brothers had produced a top bowling performance in top bowling conditions with Warden, Kiriazis and Pat Laws claiming two wickets apiece.
Needing wickets early to be a chance, The Glen dismissed opener Dave Lewis (10) in the fourth over.
Number three Kiss looked positive from the word go and made his way to 13 before Jefferis had him caught by Legge-Nicholls.
With the score 2/24, The Glen had got away to a good start, but a 27 run stand between opener Geoff Frost and Mal Carlyon proved handy.
But with just three balls remaining in the day, Frost's patient knock of 8 in 23 overs was ended Legge-Nicholls had him caught.
Brothers finished at 3/51 at stumps with Carlyon remaining not out on 15 and Warden on 0.
Saturday's other A grade clash between Calliope and Yaralla at Bunting Park was washed out with the two teams sharing the points.