Brothers complete perfect start

The Rockhampton Brothers finished as the undefeated champions of the Rockhampton T20 competition.

By Liam Emerton

The Rockhampton Cricket T20 grand final came down to the final two overs and it was the Rockhampton Brothers who clutched up.

Pitting the only two undefeated sides up against each other, the finale of the T20 competition did not disappoint with Rocky picking up a victory over the Frenchville Falcons.

Frenchville set the largest total of the season, finishing with 138 runs thanks to an unbeaten 45 runs from Brent Hartley and solid totals from the majority of the batting line-up.

With a decent total to chase down, Brothers started quickly through openers Hayden Busk and Murray Harch who combined for a total of 34 runs.

When Busk was dismissed, Harch was joined at the crease by Sam Guerin who put together an undoubtedly match-winning partnership.

Harch and Guerin made 72 runs and helped chase down a majority of the Falcons’ total before they were dismissed from back-to-back balls, delivered by Connor Jacobs.

Jacobs’ hattrick ball didn’t faze Tim Reid who faced the pressure-ball and did enough with it.

Needing 19 runs from 18 balls to win the match, Tim Reid was joined at the crease by Brethren Luke Reid after Riley Connor was run out.

The Reids produced some smart cricket between the wickets and with 8 balls remaining the pair needed 7 runs to deliver grand final glory.

With his eyes on the prize, Tim Reid smashed a ball well over the boundary line to produce a huge six which almost cleared the fence.

That gave Tim Reid a chance to win the match with the final ball of the 19th over, which he did, running off and celebrating with his teammates and Rocky fans.

See the full reaction from Brothers’ Murray Harch and Frenchville’s Brent Hartley in Wednesday’s edition of CQ Today.