AN eight-wicket haul from their skipper Jonathan Hill has put Bay and Basin in control in their clash with North Nowra-Cambewarra at Sanctuary Point Oval.
North’s went into bat first and it looked like a positive move in the early stages with Nick McDonald and Hugh Gillen keeping the scoreboard ticking over.
McDonald was in good form, striking six boundaries in his innings of 38, while Gillen made a handy 30 before becoming the first of Hill’s victims.
There were few positives for North’s after Gillen and McDonald were dismissed, with Hill operating from one end for the whole innings and finishing with outstanding figures of 8/36 from 18.3 overs.
North’s suffered a massive batting collapse with Alex Prudence (10) and Rob Webeck (12) the only other players to reach double figures in their total of 114.
Braedon Shears took the other two wickets for Basin and finished with 2/27 from eight overs.
With only a small total to play with, North’s were in desperate need of some early wickets and Luke Hogan answered their call with two early scalps.
But the flow of wickets did not continue and it was Michael Labb (49) and Tom Mason (37) who made the runs for Basin to take them past North’s total and claim first innings points.
Both were eventually dismissed, with Labb losing his wicket on the last ball of the day, leaving them at 4/120 with Adam Hart not out on 12.
Hogan has been the best of the North’s bowlers so far with 3/21, while Tristian Woods took 1/9 from two overs.