STATE OF PLAY
Karramomus 102 (Jason Ibbotson 47, Tim Belford 19, Joel Brett 6-25, Grant Hutchins 2-31) v Northerners 5-115 (Rhiley Lau 31, Glen Davidson 29, Lachie Keady 1-5, Stuart Turner 1-13)
Joel Brett (Northerners): Another outstanding day with the ball for Brett, claiming the best bowling figures of his career. 30 wickets at 9.1 having taken four or more wickets six times makes for pretty good reading.
Northerners boosted their Haisman Shield finals chances with a comprehensive display against Karramomus at Vibert Reserve on Saturday.
The Bloods won the toss and batted and made a positive start, but eventually the Jet bowlers got on top and rolled them for 102.
Number three batsman Jason Ibbotson impressed in making a speedy 47 off 61 balls, but things fell apart once he departed as Jets’ quick Joel Brett took over.
Brett rattled off four straight wickets and finished with brilliant figures of 6-25 from 18 overs, the best figures of his career.
By stumps, the Jets had the points in the bad, cruising to 5-115 off 29 overs with Rhiley Lau (31), Glen Davidson (29) and Brett (23) all getting among the runs.
Northerners captain Mitch Brett said it had been a satisfying day all-round.
“Obviously it's a good day any time you can get the win on day one,” he said.
“They chose to bat, although I did have a thought to send them in anyway. To bowl them out for 100 on what is always a pretty good deck at Vibert was very pleasing.
“With the position we're in, fighting for fifth or sixth spot, to get the win in the bank was pretty good.”
Of his brother's brilliant bowling, the skipper said it was just another great day in an outstanding season that has seen Joel Brett take 30 wickets at an insane average of 9.1.
“He bowled unreal, he was probably a little bit unlucky early but he came back and bowled 12 overs on the trot in his second spell and got the last four wickets for nothing,” he said.
“He just bowled a great line and length and got the reward he deserved. He's gone from the top batter to one of the top bowlers as well, in the future hopefully he can put them both together.”
All five of the Karramomus bowlers took one wicket, with Lachie Keady's 1-5 off four overs the tidiest figures.