AS the temperature plummeted, the competition heated up at the under 11s modified cricket semi-finals.
The semi-final between Nowra and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads was abandoned without any play, due to the ground being unfit for play as the outfield was swamp-like at the Nowra High School number three ground.
Nowra will progress to the grand final as it sits just three points above Berry on the ladder.
Over at Drexel Park, North Nowra-Cambewarra Blues brought it’s a game to the pitch to claim victory over Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens.
Norths won the toss and sent Ex-Servos in to bat first.
Ex-Servos batsman struggled a little against the brilliant balls being produced by the strong Norths bowling line-up.
Kyden Booth managed to get his eye in early to make 11 runs with his overs. The other top scorers were Darcy Hopkins (9), Lorcan Edwards (6) and Lucia Edwards (6).
North’s bowlers were on fire, with Troy Sweet claiming 3/7.
Micah Edwards (2/2) and Jack Sweet (1/6) provided strong support to reduce Ex-Servos to 15/52.
Going in to bat, Toby Huard was once again a stand-out for his team, posting 29 runs. Jack Walsh (20) and Jack Sweet (16) also made good use of their overs to take their team to an astounding 7/143.
Ex-Servos’ Lorcan Edwards (2/11), Lucia Edwards (1/13) and Luke Jones (1/23) were best with the ball.