BOMADERRY’s Michael Lees has put his team in with a fighting chance after bowling 5/16 and scoring 62 runs against Nowra at Bomaderry Sporting Complex last Saturday.
Michael Lees’ work with the bat left Bomaderry with a respectable 122 runs at the change of innings.
His accurate bowling left his opposition in an embassasing position at the end of the day, with Nowra sitting on 7/35 after 18 overs.
Nowra won the toss and sent Bomaderry in to bat first.
Bomaderry was looking shaky and was sitting at 3/19 after the loss of Anthony Johnston (2), Zac Blattner (5) and Greg Wellington (0).
However Michael Lees brought his A-game to the crease and smashed seven boundaries and four sixes before he was caught by Tom Jennings off a Mark Wasley ball.
Matthew Lees (16) and Ben Lynch (17 n.o) were Bomaderry’s only other batsmen who could stay at the crease long enough to make a difference, with the team all out for 122 after 45.3 overs.
Nowra’s John White caused most of the damage with the ball, bowling 5/19 off his 11 overs, which included four maiden overs.
He was backed up by John King (3/29).
At the change of innings, Nowra relied on young star Adam Ison (12) to be its leading run-scorer, with the likes of Gary Downey (0), Justin Wallace (1), Tom Jennings (1), Nick Goodger (4), Chris Morris (0) and Wasley (4) crumpling at the crease.
Michael Lees’ five wicket haul saw the Nowra batsmen struggle, however captain Ben Lynch (2/13) provided the much needed support with three maiden overs and two wickets.
Nowra will rely on Les Ison (8 n.o) and Travis Brown (1 n.o) take it past 7/35 in day two of the two-day game.
Muggleton a danger with bat and ball
NORTH Nowra-Cambewarra’s star all-rounder, Alan Muggleton, has proven to be dangerous against Ulladulla United in the team’s clash at Ulladulla Sports Park last Saturday.
Muggleton bowled 2/1 off one-and-a-half overs, took a catch, and batted 63 not out in day one of the team’s two-day clash.
Norths won the toss and sent Ulladulla in to bat first.
Ulladulla’s opening batsman Adam Sargood got his team off to a good start, scoring 29 runs before he was caught by Mitchell Bricklebank off a Mark Kemsley ball.
The rest of the order fell quickly, with Chris McLean (3), Steve Bond (0), Michael Tlias (0), Henry Payne (5) going back to the change rooms early.
Mark Smith (18) and Dale Southwell (11) provided some much needed runs, however not enough to take their team to more than 72 runs after 37.5 overs.
Accurate bowling from Sam Austin (3/19), Kemsley (3/23) Robert Webeck (2/8) and Muggleton saw the Ulladulla batsmen stuggle.
Going in to bat, Norths’ opener Brett Mark was unlucky to be bowled for 14 runs, but Muggleton made up for any lost ground with his 63 not out, which included seven boundaries and one six.
Mitchell Bricklebank lasted 61 balls to make 21 runs before he was caught.
Norths finished on 2/110 at the day’s end.
Harding hard to beat
BAY and Basin’s Jake Harding has proved to be the surprise package Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen was not expecting after he hit 79 runs in his team’s first innings at Sanctuary Point Oval.
Bay and Basin got off to a shaky start with opening batsmen Tom Mason the first to fall for nine runs.
Batting third, Harding stepped up to the crease and created a solid partnership with Brad Miller (10), before Miller was found LBW off a Matthew Robinson delivery.
Jamie Ryan (19) was the next to fall after he was caught by Wright off a John Kirkby ball, followed by fifth order batsman, Pat Matson, who was bowled for five runs.
Harding continued to be a powerhouse with the ball, smashing 10 boundaries and one six to make 79 before he was caught by Andrew Wright off a Justin Ganderton delivery.
Drybug went back to the change rooms early after he was caught and bowled by Matt Smit for one run.
Dave Woodall (1 n.o) and Michael Woodley (8 n.o) remained at the crease until stumps was called, with Bay and Basin 6/149 after 54 overs.
Ex-Servos showed good depth from its bowlers, with Smit taking 2/11, and Nate Jones, Robinson, Kirkby and Ganderton all taking a wicket each.
Wicketkeeper Wright was best on the field, taking two catches.