A CENTURY to youngster Adam Ison has by no means guaranteed Nowra first innings points in their clash with Bomaderry at Rugby Park.
Ison hit 14 fours and a six in his innings of 105 from only 115 balls, but otherwise the rest of the top order struggled with the bat.
Apart from Adam Weller, who played a cameo of 24 from 17 balls, no other batsman in the Nowra top order made it to double figures.
Ison did find some support from his older brother Brad (22) adding 69 runs for the eighth wicket and then from Jordan Pearson (17) to help Nowra to a total of 191.
Anthony Johnston did the bulk of the damage with the ball for Bomaderry, with 5/38 from 9.1 overs, while Matt Bell chipped in with two wickets.
Bomaderry have made a strong start to their run chase, with Mick Blattner (17) the only wicket to fall so far.
They will resume on day two at 1/81 with Callum Mackay on 33 and Greg Wellington on 23.
The undefeated Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen have already wrapped up first innings points in their game against Bay and Basin at Sanctuary Point Oval.
Ex-Servos got off to a flying start with Andrew Wright and Brandon Booth putting on 97 for the first wicket, before Wright was out for 43.
Booth found some more support from the likes of Chris Weller (32) and Aaron Van Essen (30) before he was eventually dismissed for 88.
Ex-Servos made it to 8/235 before declaring, with Joel Lahene (3/60) being the pick of the bowlers for Bay and Basin.
Evidently the declaration came at exactly the right time, with Ex-Servos managing to knock Basin over for just 61 before the close of play.
Having done the damage with the bat in the last round, Dean Trost turned his attention to the ball with impressive figures of 5/26, while James Spackman and Rodney Owen took two wickets each.
First innings points were also secured by Ulladulla United in their encounter with Batemans Bay at Ulladulla Sports Park.
Ben Hendrie (44) and Sam Smith (25) had a good partnership at the top of the order, but otherwise Ulladulla struggled and were bowled out for 117.
Brad Bishop (4/16) and Tom Bennett (3/19) both had good days with the ball for Batemans Bay.
While 117 may have seemed like a modest total, it proved to be more than enough for Batemans Bay, who were bundled out in the first innings for just 68, with Tom McAlpin (32) the only batsman to get a start.
All the Ulladulla bowlers took wickets, but the most damage was done by Jed Silver, who took 5/15 from 6.3 overs.
Over at Bernie Regan, home side North Nowra-Cambewarra will have plenty of runs to chase on day two of their clash with Berry-Shoalhaven Heads.
Matt Florence top scored for the Magpies with 53 in their total of 242, while Peter O’Keefe made a handy 36.
North’s skipper Sam Austin was the best with the ball for his side with 4/53 from 20 overs, while Graham Lowbridge grabbed two wickets.