Brouwer bemoans Southwater’s lack of an overseas player

Rye Cricket Club 1st XI v Southwater Cricket Club 1st XI at The Salts, June 13th 2015. Rye is batting, Southwater is fielding and bowling. SUS-150614-112859002
Rye Cricket Club 1st XI v Southwater Cricket Club 1st XI at The Salts, June 13th 2015. Rye is batting, Southwater is fielding and bowling. SUS-150614-112859002

Johann Brouwer feels that Southwater are feeling the effects of not having an overseas player this season.

The skipper saw his side fall to a 93-run defeat at The Salts against Rye on Saturday where another import player stole the show.

Kshermal Waingankar smashed an unbeaten 159 after the hosts were put into bat and amassed 277-7 when they declared in the 48th over.

James Hamilton (59) also contributed in a 164-run second-wicket stand.

In reply, Southwater were 88-3 after Matt Lacey’s 20, Nick Baker’s 10 and Brouwer’s 38, but wickets continued to fall as Waingankar also starred with the ball.

He went on to take 5-45 and despite 47 from Danny Humphreys and a late 23 from Paul Tillier, Southwater closed on 184.

Brouwer said: “It makes a difference when you have got an overseas like that. It is quite frustrating to be honest. Playing in this league seems like you are just playing against overseas players. Apart from that we have held our own.

“Without an overseas we are always going to struggle. I think it is too late for this year, but definitely something to look at for next year.

“The outfield was quick and short boundaries on one side so we had a chance had we batted well, but losing early wickets, that chance went as we tried to accumulate as many points as we could.

“Dan bowled pretty well when their overseas was going gung-ho and it was just his day.”

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