BOMADERRY has made it through to the second grade grand final after Berry-Shoalhaven Heads was unable to back up a brilliant bowling effort with the bat at Berry Sporting Complex.
Bomaderry won the toss and elected to bat first.
Bomaderry found itself in a bit of trouble early with opening batsmen Clayton Muller and Anthony Johnston out with just 13 runs on the board.
Batting third, Greg Wellington proved to have staying power, smashing 65 runs before he was found lbw by Peter O’Keeffe.
Matt and Michael Lees, were both out for eight runs apiece, followed by Dan Roth (12) and Adam Darby (2).
By this stage Bomaderry was looking for its second win to give it a chance at grand final glory.
Batting eighth, Andrew Wakefield was the man it needed, smashing six boundaries to make 42 runs before he was caught by Gareth Brandon off a Tom Dougall ball.
Bomaderry finished all out for 179 after 63.3 overs.
Berry showed its depth with the ball, with Peter O’Keeffe starring with 5/52 after 19.3 overs. Luke Saare (2/36), Dougall (2/22) and William Moffatt (1/36) provided great support.
Going in to bat, Berry looked to be in trouble, with the first three batsmen Michael Haddon (4), Daniel Gannon (1) and Connor Edenden (0) falling early with just six runs on the board.
Berry finished Saturday’s play on 3/14 after 11 overs.
On Sunday, Dale Lovatt (25) and John Lloyd-Jones (6) continued to bat, with Lovatt ending up the top scorer for Berry.
Batting seventh and eight respectively, Brandon (23) and Moffatt (24) did well under pressure, but the loss of O’Keeffe (0), Saare (7) and Daniel Hockey (2) finished off what was a dismal batting effort from Berry.
Berry was all out after 62 overs for 107.
Bomaderry captain Ben Lynch lead by example for his bowlers, taking five wickets. Michael Lees managed to secure four wickets, and Roth one wicket.