SOME great performances with bat and ball made for a very strong team this week. There were more half-centuries across the grades than you could poke a stick at, so being selected as a batsman wasn’t easy and with four five-wicket hauls, the bowlers were just as good.
1. Kieran Witt (Ex-Servos Second Grade) There were no centuries in any grades this week, but the Ex-Servos opener came the closest. Witt played a patient knock and was looking good to make three-figures, but was eventually dismissed for 93 against Norths. Missed out on a century, but getting the opening spot in the team must be some consolation.
2. John Lett (Berry Second Grade) John certainly didn’t Lett his team down in their win over Bay and Basin. He batted through the innings for 89 not out, which included eight fours and a six and shared an unbroken 134-run partnership with Brad Dudgeon.
3. Blake Munilla (Bomaderry First Grade) Bomaderry were only set with a target of 126 against Batemans Bay, but that didn’t stop Munilla from making the most of his time at the crease. Munilla hit 10 boundaries in his 78 not out and would have had a good chance of making a ton if there were a few more runs to play with.
4. Daniel Troy (Berry Third Grade) Nowra’s bowlers came in for some special attention when Troy strode to the wicket on Saturday. Looked certain to score a century, but ran out of overs and finished with 93 not out, including 13 fours and a six.
5. Brad Carey (Berry First Grade) Carey’s good season with the bat continued with a handy 76 against Bay and Basin on Saturday. His innings included eight fours and two sixes.
6. Chris Weller (Ex-Servos Second Grade) Weller played a great supporting role to Kieran Witt as Ex-Servos put on a massive 4/298 against North’s. In his innings of 72 Weller smashed seven fours and three sixes.
7. Brad Dudgeon (Berry Second Grade) Dudgeon had a true allrounders game as Berry racked up a big win against Bay and Basin on Saturday. After making an unbeaten 73 with five fours and five sixes he went on take 5/33 with the ball. Not a bad day at the office.
8. Matt Smit (Ex-Servos Second Grade) Bowled very economically and took wickets during Ex-Servos win over Norths, with 4/8 from eight overs.
9. Daniel Bryant (Nowra First Grade) The Ulladulla top order was no match for Bryant when he got the ball in his hand on Saturday. His spell of 5/19 was crucial for Nowra to extend their impressive winning streak.
10. Lloyd Herron (Berry Third Grade) Herron has been having a great season with the bat, but this week he gets a run as a specialist bowler. Herron bagged 5/16 in Berry’s win over Nowra and could be good for some runs down the order, given he made a hundred recently.
11. James Spackman (Ex-Servos First Grade) Spackman has been in and out of first grade this season but he made the most of it when given the opportunity against Norths on Saturday. Spackman took 5/29 from his nine overs to help bowl their opponents out for 77.