Brothers batsman Andrew Cirson is a study in concentration as he prepares to take a delivery from the Yaralla bowler in the match at Clinton Park on Saturday.
Brothers batsman Andrew Cirson is a study in concentration as he prepares to take a delivery from the Yaralla bowler in the match at Clinton Park on Saturday. Brenda Strong

Brothers decimate Yaralla

A BRUTAL Brothers batting display decimated Yaralla in their second-round A-grade clash at Clinton Park on Saturday.

The brethren lost six wickets on their way to an imposing 215 from their allotted 40 overs batting first.

Justin Brown starred with the bat, notching an impressive 71 not out, and had good support from Andrew Cirson, who chipped in with 42.

Yaralla made a promising start to the run chase, with Chris Bye posting 13, but lost wickets at regular intervals, which put the brakes on its assault.

Despite a handy lower-order 33 from Dylan Cross, Yaralla was unable to get on top of the Brothers bowlers and was all out for 128.

Yaralla cricket president Jay Stevens said his team lost wickets with far too much frequency to stand a chance.

“We were all right in run rate, but the wickets hurt us,” he said.

Stevens said his team’s lack of personnel was also a contributing factor in the loss.

“We’re experimenting with our side because we still have players to come back in,” he said.

“We’re not too concerned at the moment. Once we get our proper squad back we’ll go from there.”

Despite the playing roster woes, Stevens gave full credit to Brothers for their dominant performance.

“They outplayed us yesterday, but that’s how it goes. You’ve got to have one winner and they played better than us,” he said.

Scoreboard

Brothers 6-215

Justin Brown 71 n.o.

Andrew Cirson 42

Warren Lamberth 2-52

Yaralla 128

Dylan Cross 33

Steve Austin 3-26

Daniel McKay 2-30



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