SKIPPER Joe McGahan took his career best figures of 6-29 as Frenchville steamrolled Brothers to book a berth in the Rockhampton A-grade cricket grand final.

Frenchville's bowlers took the game by the scruff of the neck, taking six wickets for just nine runs to skittle Brothers for just 107 in the 40th over.

"I definitely didn't expect it to finish the way it did," a jubilant McGahan said.

"It was an excellent result."

Frenchville went into the game knowing they had to win against the higher-ranked Brothers, who won the toss and sent them in to bat.

After a solid start, they lost their first wicket at 38 but stumbled to be 4-65.

"Jason Wells anchored the middle of our innings and scored 49," McGahan said. "Lee Watkins batted with our lower order and scored 64 (not out).

"We managed to dig deep to put on 250."

Brock Siegert scored 25 and Travis Applewaite chimed in with a valuable 24.

Richie Pershouse was the standout with the ball for Brothers, also bagging six wickets and finishing with the impressive figures of 6-54 off 29.2 overs.

Brothers were steady in their run chase and went into the lunchbreak 4-98, with Pershouse and Ken Litschner starting to look comfortable at the crease.

But McGahan said the game immediately turned in Frenchville's favour after the break.

"Chaice Bidgood got the wicket of Richie first ball after lunch and that set the mood for the next few overs and we managed to clean them up," he said.

"We took six for nine off six or seven overs to wrap up the match."

Litschner top scored for Brothers and finished with an unbeaten 27. Josh Sinnamon, 24 and Zac Myles, 16 were the only other batsman to reach double figures.

McGahan said it was a near-perfect performance from his side, who were primed for this weekend's final against the minor premiers, Gracemere.

"Some of our guys who haven't done much batting got a bat and our bowlers were certainly on song so we're feeling confident heading into the final."



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