Brothers drop the ball in season opener against The Glen
BROTHERS cricket team let any chance of starting the season with a win over The Glen slip through their fingers on Saturday at Sun Valley.
They got off to a good start with the bat; Terry Sawyer scoring 46 and his brother Ricky finishing with 40.
"We consolidated early but lost wickets in groups which cost us an extra 20-30 runs," Terry Sawyer said.
"They took all of their catches which is important in this competition."
The pain in the Brothers side was left arm pace bowler Chad Gilmour who took three wickets in his last over to take Brothers from four wickets down to seven.
In the end they finished with 155 runs off their 40 overs.
The Glen went out to bat and Brothers dropped Glen Stanton-Cook on 8 and Jason Seng on five.
Those two combined for a total of 110 with Stanton-Cook scoring 70 and Seng getting 40.
With those two at the crease they made light work of Brothers' 155 with 10 overs to spare.
"It was disappointing because they didn't have much left in terms of recognised batsmen after them," Sawyer said.
"The difference was we dropped those catches. They didn't drop one all day and we gave two good batsmen a chance each."
In a troubling sign for the other teams in the competition, Gilmour finished with 5/17 off eight overs for The Glen.
"I'm not bowling as fast as last year at the moment," Gilmour said.
"I broke my ankle in the footy season. I'm trying to get back to full fitness and my pace should come back soon."
The Glen plays Gracemere in Rockhampton this weekend while Brothers play Rockhampton Brothers at Clinton.