BOMADERRY will progress to the grand final next week after a solid semi-final win over Ulludulla United 11 at Bomaderry Sports Complex.
Ulladulla won the toss and sent Bomaderry in to bat first. Zakary Phillips (1) was unlucky to get out with four runs on his team’s scoresheet, with his partner John Bowern had a good knock of 33 before he was bowled by Alex Dadd.
Ritesh Baral (0) and Toby Jennings (0) fell cheaply, but James Beale (11), Peter Bowern (21) provided some middle order support to keep their team in the game.
Batting seventh, Tyler France smashed five fours to make 33 not out and take his team to 9/184 after 50 overs.
The Ulladulla team shared the bowling, with Dale Ramsden (2/4), Dadd (2/20), Alex Baccarini (1/19), Ryan Geerlings (1/22), Harrison Drury (1/23), Eleanor Drury (1/28) and Matt Wheeler (1/17) all producing good figures.
Dale Ramsden bowled so accurately that of his six overs, three were maidens and he only procured one sundry.
Tim Mansour was best on the field, taking two catches.
Ulladulla went in to bat with an honourable effort from Nathan Simmons. Simmons was the opening batsman and withstood all his partners to finish on 15 not out, which included one boundary.
Batting sixth, Ryan Geerlings top scored for his team, smashing two boundaries to make 17 before he was bowled by Toby Jennings.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Ulladulla line-up could not score more than nine runs each, but all contributed to their team’s 129 run total.
Bomaderry’s Harrison Payne (1/13), Jennings (1/7), Peter Bowern (1/17), Riley Mathews (1/17), Tyler France (1/17) and Samuelu Latu (1/8) bowled best for their team.
The other semi-final between North Nowra-Cambewarra 12 and Ulladulla United 12 was a wash-out, so Norths will progress to the grand final next week based on competition points.