NORTH Nowra-Cambewarra Blues under 16s player Lloyd Herron is now a contender for the most usual dismissal of the year award after his ball landed in the wrong place at the wrong time during his match against North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons on Saturday.
Herron was starting to strike the ball hard and powerfully hit a Jarred Cummings delivery back towards the bowler.
Unfortunately his teammate, Kane Armstrong, who was at the non-strikers end got in the road - or to be correct, Kane’s bat got in the road.
Herron’s shot hit Armstrong’s bat and floated towards Jake Emery, who dove full length and took a catch.
The bemused Lloyd had to head to the pavilion.
This dismissal occurred in the second innings of the day, after the Maroons won the toss and elected to bat first.
Blues bowlers Nicholas Michell (3/20), Rowan Campbell (2/12) and Herron (2/20) reduced the Maroons to 8/127 at the change of innings.
Despite the unusual loss of Herron, Blues opening batsman Kane Armstrong made his way to 73 not out, and with the support of Jordan Hockey (23) the Blues finished 6/131, just scraping in a win.
Despite the win, the Blues failed to make the top four and will not progress the semi-finals next week.
Ulladulla United, Bomaderry and Bay and Basin will join the Blues in the semi-finals next week.
Basin will go in full of confidence after defeating Bomaderry at Vincentia Sporting Complex on Saturday.
A 57 not out by C Eldred was Bomaderry’s top score, with the visitors making 135 at the change of innings.
Basin’s Connor McQueen (3/17) and Tom White (2/17) were best with the ball for Basin.
Going into bat, a productive 67-run partnership between Basin’s Rocco Battagliolo (45 n.o) and McQueen (38) put Basin in good stead for the win.
Coupled with 34 not out by Callum Franchi, Basin quickly made the required runs with overs to spare.