Souths back from brink to topple the Brethren
By ADRIAN MILLER
IT WAS a case of would-have, could-have, should have been for Marist Brothers after they lost the semi-final of the Byron Private Life One-Day competition to Souths by 33 runs at Oakes Oval on Sunday night.
Brothers were looking the goods after ripping through Souths top order and having them at their mercy on 7-58, but a 78-run rear-guard fight back from Steve Prosser (41) and Matt Parrish (33) enabled Souths to set a defendable total of 152.
Craig Ferguson (4-19) was the chief destroyer for Brothers but they were left to rue what might have been had they been able to finish the job.
Brothers never got going in their reply and were 4-24 early in proceedings.
A 57-run partnership from Joe Allan (33) and Pat Foran (32) gave them some hope, but after they fell in quick succession, Brothers resistance was gone and they were bundled out for 119.
Brothers captain Craig Hamshaw said it was a terribly disappointing loss.
"It's definitely the one that got away," he said.
"At 7-58 the game was there to be won but Prosser and Parrish batted well and got them to a total they could bowl at.
"We got four down for not many early on in our chase but after Joe and Pat got out in quick succession it was pretty well game over."
Souths captain Richard Nind said he was impressed with his team's performance to grind out the victory.
"I thought we were gone early on and I didn't think we'd get over 100 at one stage," he said.
"But I'm happy with our recovery.
"The lower order really saved us but hopefully the top order will do the job next time."
The final of the Byron Private Life One-Day competition is scheduled for this Sunday at Oakes Oval after the final of the Under-19s interdistrict match between Lismore and Ballina.
BYRON PRIVATE LIFE ONE-DAY COMPETITION SEMI FINAL
SOUTHS v MARIST BROTHERS
(at Oakes Oval, Lismore)
Souths won the toss and batted
R Nind, c Bodley b Thompson 2
A Nind, c D Collings b Prosser 3
P McLean, c L Collings b T Collings 23
M Nind, b Ferguson 12
R Parrish, c Prosser b Ferguson 2
S Fredericks, b T Collings 41
M Pickford, b Ferguson 0
L Blok, b Ferguson 0
M Parrish, run out 33
C Bateman, lbw Prosser 4
D Fredericks, not out 1
Fall: 3 15 37 53 55 58 58 135 146 152
Bowling: A Thompson 8-0-37-1, S Prosser 7-1-13-2, C Ferguson 8-2-19-4, T Collings 6-2-19-2, D Collings 8-0-36-0, P Foran 2-0-19-0
MARIST BROTHERS Innings:
L Collings, b Blok 6
B Layton, c R Nind b Bateman 3
J Allan, c Blok b McLean 33
C Bodley, lbw Blok 0
C Hamshaw, run out 1
P Foran, c Bateman b Fredericks 32
C Ferguson, c M Nind b M Parrish 4
D Collings, b McLean 3
T Collings, not out 23
S Prosser, c&b M Parrish 2
A Thompson, run out 2
Fall: 6 19 19 24 81 84 91 91 98 119
Bowling: L Blok 6-1-18-2, C Bateman 6-2-13-1, M Parrish 8-1-27-2, S Fredericks 8-0-38-1, P McLean 5-0-26-2