AFTER missing out on a spot in this season’s Shoalhaven Cricket Association one day final, Nowra has vowed to go one better tonight at Nowra Showground. Its plan is to defeat Bomaderry and booking a place in the February 3, Kiteley’s Roofing Twenty20 final.
Nowra team captain Michael Coulter said his team is extra motivated to claim the Twenty20.
“We were pretty disappointed when we didn’t make it to the one-day finals so we are determined to claim the T20 crown,” he said.
Coulter was not fazed about meeting fellow competition front runner Bomaderry in the semi-final, stating that Nowra has been the team setting the benchmark in this year’s fast-paced
20 over competition.
“It doesn’t matter if we run into Bomaderry in the semi-final or the final they are still a team we need to beat,”
“We [Nowra] have set the bar pretty high over the past couple of matches by
getting past the 200 runs mark and
hopefully we can do that again tonight against Bomaderry.”
The competition’s top two teams have only crossed paths once this year and the result was a round six, nail biter as Nowra’s comfortable chase of an achievable 90 run total crumbled with its tail-end, falling just six runs short.
Coulter said the Bomaderry danger men will once again be Scott Fagerlund, and Blake Munilla with the bat and John Muggleton and Stu Jeffries with the ball.
“They have a few good seamers so our plan will be to keep the run rate ticking along for the first 12 overs and then pick it up in the last eight overs.”
Tonight’s Kiteley’s Roofing Twenty20 semi-final gets underway at 5pm with the Nowra v Bomaderry match at Nowra Showground and the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen v Berry match at Hayden Drexel Oval.
The final is scheduled for Sunday February 3, where the decider will be preceded by an exhibition match from the Australia blind cricket team.