AFTER failing to score 100 runs in either innings against Berry last round, Batemans Bay have found some form with the bat, posting 8/261 after day one against North-Nowra Cambewarra at Bernie Regan Sporting Complex.
The highlight of the day was the play of Batemans Bay’s Matt Sethi, who finished the day on 93 not out.
Nowra struck early, Gavin Ladmore removed by Luke Hogan to put Batemans Bay at 1/24.
Sethi then joined Paul Gallen at the crease and the two added another 35 runs before Gallen was dismissed by Hugh Gillen for 34.
Gillen struck again soon after, removing Andrew Malcom to put the Bay at 3/66, before Dean Tyson knocked over Paul Brown (2) to make it 4/71.
Just as it started to look ominous for the home side, Sethi and Daniel Smith turned things around as they put on 34 before Smith fell to Gillen on 17 at 5/115.
Sethi was then joined by Mark Stiller and the pair kept the runs ticking over, pushing the total on to 199 before Stiller fell on 57 as he became Gillen’s fourth victim.
The match kept flowing and Batemans Bay pushed past 200 before Gillen grabbed his five-for, dismissing Mick Smart for 17 to put the home side at 7/235.
Luke Condon fell with the total at 248, leaving Sethi at the crease with Tom Bennett (3) when play ended.
For Norths, Gillen was easily the pick of the bowlers with his 5/75 from 22 overs.