THE Berry-Shoalhaven Heads’ bowlers once again showed how dangerous they are, bowling out Ulladulla United for 92 runs to put the visitors ahead after day one at Ulladulla Sports Park.
It was a tough day in the middle for the Ulladulla batsmen, with only three players managing to crack double figures.
The pain started early for the home side, with both openers back in the sheds and Ulladulla in trouble at 2/13 after Ty Cherry removed Terry Dorrell (6) and Jason Linke (0).
Aaron Wester and Harley Bell then did what they could to steady the innings, adding 30 runs before Wester was caught and bowled by Brad Carey to put Ulladulla at 3/43.
Bell was then joined at the crease by Wes Holmes, and despite the number five not scoring a run, the two put on a 37 run stand before Bell was out for 43, easily the top score of the innings, bowled by Phil Dell’Orefice to put Ulladulla at 4/80.
While they still had wickets in hand, any ideas Ulladulla had about a big total were soon put to rest as they lost their last six wickets for only 12 runs.
Wes Holmes was the next go, out for a duck to Carey, before Matthew Gilkes was run out to put Ulladulla at 6/86.
Dell’Orefice then grabbed his second, bowling Peter King, before Ty Cherry did the same to Chris McLean to put the home side at 8/89.
Dell’Orefice then removed Nathan Bell and Michael Devlin was run out to see the innings close at 92.
Dell’Orefice and Cherry finished with a well deserved three wickets each.
Depite passing Ulladulla’s total, Berry didn’t have the easiest of run chases and finished the day at 6/100.
Opener Glenn Brandon was the first to go, dismissed by Peter King for 10 to put Berry at 1/30.
Brad Carey (2) was bowled by Devlin soon after to put the score at 2/37, before Berry stumbled to 4/45 when King removed Dale Lovatt and Blygh Herron in quick succession.
Connor Endenden was the next to fall at 5/79, before King grabbed his fourth scalp, removing Nathan Thomas at 6/85.
Play ended with opener Kerry Penfold still at the crease on 49 not out in partnership with James Milne on 3.
King was easily Ulladulla’s best with the ball, taking 4/35 off 10 overs.