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Paceman Dean Krebs the star in showdown

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PACEMAN Dean Krebs was the star, claiming 5-29 to lay the platform as reigning champions Brothers bounced back from their loss to Waves a week earlier to defeat Easts in their Bundaberg Cricket Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership showdown at Salter Oval on Saturday.

Paceman Dean Krebs was the star, claiming 5-29 to lay the platform as reigning champions Brothers bounced back from their loss to Waves a week earlier to defeat Easts in their Bundaberg Cricket Rum City Foods Division 1 Premiership showdown at Salter Oval on Saturday.

Batting-wise, Norths opener Brendan Handley was at his brilliant best, scoring an unbeaten 116 from just 115 balls, but it was not enough to secure their first win of the season, as their healthy total of 8-240 was chased down by Waves with three wickets in hand and 2.4 overs to spare, thanks mainly to a 124-run second wicket partnership between opener Luke Owen (57) and No. 3 Michael Loader (83).

Easts posted a competitive 9-192, with veteran Eric Petersen making 62, but young in-form Brothers opener Toby Lamond and captain Mitchell Parsons put them in control at 1-146 with 64 and 47 respectively, before they lost 5-43 before reaching their target.

Brendan will be aiming for a place in the Queensland Country team when he represents South against North in the XXXX Cup in Gatton from today through to Sunday.

Norths will be without him as they start their two-day clash with Brothers at 11am tomorrow, while Easts will do battle with Waves.

Meanwhile, Wide Bay signed off on their Queensland Premier Cricket Under-17 Taverners Old Boys Shield campaign with an upset last-round away-win over Western Suburbs on Sunday.

Bundaberg opener River Felstead gave Wide Bay a good start with 55, while captain and No. 5 Isaac Lutz was run out for a superb 91, but no other batsman reached double-figures as they were restricted to a moderate total of 7-197.

But Wests were bundled out for 174 in 45.5 overs in reply after another Bundaberg young gun Lachlan Heycox snared the first two wickets and Toby Lamond chipped in with a vital scalp, but it was another local, spinner Sam Stuchbery who cut a swathe of destruction through the innings with 5-31 to secure a famous victory.

RUGBY: Talked out of retirement, powerhouse Blind-side Flanker John Akers made a stunning season debut, taking out the Man of the Match award as Waves Falcons continued to sweep all before them in the Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup with a tough 29-20 victory over Wests Barbarians at Waves Sports Club on Saturday.

But his younger brother and captain/coach Tom was the mathematical match winner with nine points from three conversions and a penalty goal.

Tom said other standouts included dynamic Hooker Jaiden Davis, Inside Centre Lachlan Andrews, and South African Under-18 representative Scrum-Half Cornelis Van Der Merwe, who continued his superb form.

Tomorrow, Falcons are away to perennial grand finalists Fraser Coast Mariners, who are winless, while at Waves Sports Complex, Gladstone meet Barbarians at 3pm, before East Bundaberg Pythons suit up against Turtles Brothers at 5pm.

SOFTBALL: Waves Tsunamis and Schooners will take on Bargara Leopards and Bombers respectively in the A Grade Ladies and Men’s divisions to culminate a big Coral Coast/Hervey Bay Softball Pink Round program at Frank Coulthard Complex tomorrow, both at 3.50pm.

Brothers United teams are away to Hervey Bay, with their Firesticks A Grade Ladies up against Terrors and Heat A Grade Men suiting up against Misfits, both at 2pm.

Here are the scores from weekend:

Cricket Bundaberg


TAKALVANS TAIPANS 8-67 (Lachlan Heycox 31, Jayden Santacaterina 2-0-9-4, Hayden Pope 2-0-10-2, Mitchell Parsons 2-0-16-2) d HEADLAND PIES 5-53 (Chris Duff 2-0-9-2, Beau Marshman 2-0-9-2).

BETTA HEAT 3-101 (Sam Pearson 53) d SEARLES RV CENTRE VIKINGS 3-91 (Scott Irwin 54no).


BROTHERS 6-193 (Toby Lamond 64, Mitchell Parsons 47, Ben Davey 9-0-38-2) d EASTS 9-192 (Eric Petersen 64, Kurt De Silva 38, Dean Krebs 6-1-29-5).

WAVES 7-244 (Michael Loader 83, Luke Owen 57, Patrick Power 9-0-43-2, Damian O’Neall 7.2-0-52-2) d NORTHS 8-240 (Brendan Handley 116no, Sam Stuchbery 9-0-44-3, Hayden Pope 5-0-30-2).


ISIS 7-227 (Adam McCoombe 89, Ashley Helmore 30, David Wendt 4-1-20-2, Michael Eade 8-1-44-2) d NORTHS 10-226 (Shaun Pinney 63, Jade Hyde 43, Nathan Findlay 39, Ryan Santacaterina 8-3-41-4, Catherine White 7.1-2-35-2, Martyn Ryan 8-2-36-2).

WAVES 9-246 (Jayden Larsen 78, Storme Martin 37no, Brendan Prossliner 33, Roderick Jensen 4-0-24-3, Charlie Steele 6-0-44-2) d EASTS 10-152 (Bayley Fagg 69no, Lochlan Modrow 8-1-32-6, Storme Martin 4-0-15-2).


EASTS BLACK 6-111 d ISIS 10-108

NORTHS 8-131 d EASTS WHITE 5-130

BROTHERS 6-196 d WAVES 5-195 (Albert Motbey 82, Kris Johnson 47no,


NORTHS TALLONS 5-233 (Tom Elphinstone 54, Marcus Crawford 35no, Lachlan McDonald 31) d MARYBOROUGH 7-141

WAVES 8-147 (Tom DeLacy 50, Alex Stuchbery 36, Riley Collett 4-0-19-4, Xander White 6-2-20-2, Charlie Steele 6-1-33-2) d BROTHERS BIG MEATS 7-136 (Charlie Steele 34no, Riley Collett 31, Finn Heads 4-0-17-2).

NORTHS KNIGHTS 9-179 (Jordan Mather 56, Oliver Wendt 39) d HERVEY BAY COLTS 9-176


MARYBOROUGH BULLDOGS 4-216 (Luis Begeda 2-0-17-2) d WAVES 9-66

BROTHERS INLINE CABINETS 7-152 (Hunter Schnabel 49ret) d HERVEY BAY COLTS 9-118 (Ayden Ricciardi 4-0-16-2).

EASTS 9-168 (Tanner Melein 34no, Nicholas Campbell 3-0-11-2, Xavier Holzberger 3-0-11-2) d BROTHERS PETE WILD’S CONCRETING 10-97 (Noah Biju Alex 6-2-15-3, Xavier Childs 3-0-12-2).


NORTHS SEI STRIKERS 3-189 (Leyton McDonald 35ret) d WAVES 7-93 (James Kelmanson 29, Levi Donnison 3-1-6-2, Jessica Atkinson 2.5-0-17-2).

BROTHERS BEACH 360 6-151 (Cooper Lloyd 33no, Maddox Forman 28no, Zane Anderson 4-0-7-2, Adeline Smith 4-0-31-2) d BROTHERS DENTAL EXCELLENCE 6-95 (Lucas Cole 4-3-3-2).

EASTS 5-196 (Dan Hawken 33ret, Jeron Jithesh 27no, Jack Mitchinson 4-0-26-2) d BROTHERS HOOPERS PAINTING CONTRACTORS 7-23 (Jeron Jithesh 3-1-2-3, Govindh Kuzhuppilly Sunil 2-0-8-2).

Rugby Bundaberg


WAVES FALCONS 29 (Sam Puusaari, Lachlan Andrews, Jack Battleday, Ruka Asai tries; Tom Akers 3 Conversions & Penalty Goal) d WESTS BARBARIANS 20 (Samisoni Koroiwaqa, Lepani Banuve, Wame Serukaitoga tries; Jesse Krenske Conversion & Penalty Goal).

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