Sports Talk: emerging spinner Harry Kuorikoski continued his outstanding form, claiming 4-22 as unbeaten title holders Brothers got out of jail twice to beat arch-rivals Waves by five runs in their Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership showdown at Salter Oval on Saturday.
The Brethren recovered from 4-36 to reach a still mediocre 169, thanks mainly to Sam Pearson and Beau Marshman with 62 and 37 respectively.
But with Hayden Pope blasting 60 from just 40 balls, Waves were cruising at 4-133, before they imploded in a collapse of 6-31 as Harry wreaked havoc in tandem with Beau’s twin Pat (2-16).
Easts also got up to defeat Norths by one wicket on the last ball, reaching their target of 237 with an unbroken partnership of 26 between father and son Lachlan (22) and Clayton Donovan (16), after the latter had also bagged three wickets, along with club stalwart Dale Steele.
Englishman Ollie Horne had put Easts on track with a blazing 80, after Shannon Smith and Damian Turner had also snared three scalps each for Norths, for whom it was again the case of so near but yet so far.
Tomorrow at Salter Oval at 11 am, Brothers will aim up against Easts, with Norths chasing their first win of the season against Waves.
Meanwhile, Hayden Pope was Player of the Match with 59 runs as reigning champions Headlands Pies defeated Betta Heat by eight runs in their Aussie Bundy Big Bash clash at Salter Oval on Friday night.
Young gun seamer Jayden Santacaterina and seasoned campaigner Damian Turner also played leading hands with three wickets each.
Tonight, the Pies will suit up against Takalvans Taipans at 6.30 pm.
Bundaberg will host Gympie in the first round of the Wide Bay Open Goodchild Shield at Salter Oval this Sunday with
a youthful new-look side.
The team is: Mitch Parsons (c), Ollie Boge, Jeremy Haaksma, Ollie Horne, Arden Lankowski, Pat Marshman, Chris Napper, Sam Pearson, Hayden Pope, Kori Pope, Adam Pozzebon, Luke Solano
Long-time whipping boys Waves Falcons completed the perfect start to the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup season, notching their second win, coming from behind to defeat Wests Barbarians 10-7 in their second-round clash at The Waves Sports Complex on Saturday.
Trailing 7-0 with five minutes to go against a fierce Barbarians outfit, they were awarded a penalty try and not long after, mercurial teenage fullback Tumeli Naco slotted over a penalty with the last play of the game to clinch victory.
Meanwhile, Turtles Brothers bounced back from their first-up 100-point humiliation by Falcons to draw with Fraser Coast Mariners 27-all with a double to outside centre Paula Nabiturakivou.
Tomorrow, the Falcons face another test when they host the hungry Mariners at 3pm, before East Bundy Pythons meet Turtles at 5 pm, while Barbarians are away to Gladstone.
Waves will take on Bargara in the Coral Coast/Hervey Bay Softball A/A1 Grades at Brothers Sports Club tomorrow with their Schooners Men’s side up against Bombers at 12.10 pm, their Breakers A1 Ladies against Bandits at the same time, and their A team Tsunamis taking on Bullets at 2 pm.
Brothers United’s A1 Ladies Firesticks’ clash with Terrors at Hervey Bay has been postponed.
Sports Talk scores:
BROTHERS 10-169 (Sam Pearson 62, Beau Marshman 37, Matthew Pozzebon 5-0-24-3, Chris Duff 8-1-34-3, Sam Stuchbery 9-1-42-2) d WAVES 10-164 (Hayden Pope 60, Kori Pope 27, Harry Kuorikoski 7-1-22-4, Patrick Marshman 4-0-16-2, Lachlan Heycox 6-1-28-2, Jeremy Haaksma 6-1-41-2).
EASTS 9-237 (Ollie Horne 80, Troy Cross 27, Shannon Smith 7-1-29-3, Damian Turner 9-0-60-3) d NORTHS 9-236 (Brendan Handley 69, Chris Napper 64, Alex Turner 30, Dale Steele 7-0-36-3, Clayton Donovan 9-2-38-3).
NORTHS 6-243 (Julian Bond 76, Shaun Pinney 72, Jackson Rehbein 8-0-49-2) d ISIS 10-192 (James Murray Bryant 48, Ashley Helmore 37, Craig Fritz 5-0-15-5, Shaun Pinney 8-1-24-2, Liam Denning 8-0-48-2).
WAVES 10-186 (Brody Coates 40, Brendan Prossliner 31. Nic DeLacy 30, Nathan Sutton 4-1-14-3, Darren Jacobsen 8-0-37-2) d EASTS 10-133 (David Linwood 7-0-24-3, Lochlan Modrow 7-1-18-2, Drew McAullay 6-0-22-2, Kynan Hard 7-1-33-2).
EASTS WHITE 7-135 (Lex Webster 40, Jarman Grigg 31no, Steve Tucker 6-1-9-3, Jordan Mather 6-1-41-2) d NORTHS 10-134 (Jordan Mather 37, Richmond Felstead 7-2-20-4, Peter Miller 6-1-27-2, Lex Webster 7-0-31-2, Adam Whiting 7-0-36-2).
BROTHERS 3-163 (Clint Mathiesen 68no, Neil Trebbin 25, Mark Austerberry 25) d WAVES 10-162 (Alex Stuchbery 29, Phynn Boase 29, Jack Kleidon 26no, Josh McInnes 7-1-23-4, Jason Haack 7-1-22-3).
AUSSIE BUNDY BIG BASH
HEADLANDS PIES 6-162 (Hayden Pope 59, Ben Davey 4-0-29-2) d BETTA HEAT 8-154 (Jesse Richardson 41, Ryan Norton 37, Jayden Santacaterina 4-0-32-3, Damian Turner 4-0-38-3). Player of Match: Hayden Pope
UNDER-16 (JUNIOR 3)
MARYBOROUGH 7-221 (Grace Collins 104no, Lachlan McDonald 5-0-24-2, Marcus Crawford 4-0-29-2) d NORTHS TALLONS 8-125 (Lachlan McDonald 34).
ATW 3-188 (Alex Stuchbery 69, Jye Young 60no) d BROTHERS BIG MEATS 7-80 (Alex Stuchbery 3-0-7-2, Finn Heads 3-0-16-2).
HERVEY BAY COLTS 7-162 (Brooke Kington 39no, Brayden Jenner 6-0-23-3) d NORTHS KNIGHTS 6-74 (Jordan Mather 31).
UNDER-14 (JUNIOR 3)
EASTS 1-219 (Tanner Melein 60ret, Archie Webster 38ret, Tyson Melein 37no) d ATW 10-75 (Noah Biju Alex 2-0-7-2, Atlas Felstead 3-0-8-2).
NORTHS BEARS 4-237 (Beau Donnison 53ret, Tielman Nieuwoudt 38ret, Samson Juster 30, Xavier Holzberger 2-0-17-2) d BROTHERS PETE WILD’S CONCRETING 10-79 (Harry Elphinstone 3-0-11-2, Samson Juster 4-1-4-2, Tielman Nieuwoudt 4-0-5-2).
MARYBOROUGH BULLDOGS 4-221 (Mitchell Wilcox 66ret, Robert Murree 59ret, Cale Anderson 6-0-26-3) d BROTHERS IN LINE CABINETS 6-128 (Cale Anderson 35ret, Ashton Lamond 32).
UNDER-12A (JUNIOR 2)
EASTS 4-268 (Stella Dwyer 47no, Govindh Kuzhuppilly Sunil 36no, Benjamin Jaimon 26ret) d ATW 6-104 (Eloise Campbell 4-0-8-2).
NORTHS AVENGERS 5-173 (Rhyan Balaam 70no, Abby-Rose Gaston 4-0-22-2) d BROTHERS HOOPERS PAINTING CONTRACTORS 8-102 (Abby-Rose Gaston 34, Jessica Atkinson 3-0-5-2, Cameron Sorbello 3-1-6-2).
NORTHS SEI STRIKERS 7-212 (Lewis Rowan 50no, Leyton McDonald 37, James Atkinson 32, Alex Kelly 4-0-23-2) d BROTHERS DENTAL EXCELLENCE BUNDABERG 8-58 (Nathan Job 3-2-7-2, Levi Donnison 3-1-8-2).
RUGBY BUNDABERG SPRING CUP
FRASER COAST MARINERS 27 (Toua Toka 3, Ethan Ballard tries; Toua Toka conversion) drew BROTHERS TURTLES 27 (Paula Nabiturakivou 2, Ilisoni Irileka tries; Dylan Harradine-Hall 2 conversions & penalty goal).
WAVES FALCONS 10 (Penalty try, Tumeli Naco Penalty Goal) d WEST BARBARIANS 7 (Livimai Liuanga try; Conversion).
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