NORTH Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons have returned victorious from their thrilling grand final after the team defeated Ulladulla United at Bernie Regan Sporting Complex on the weekend.
Norths never really gave Ulladulla chance, quickly making up the 135 run total thanks to some big scores by their top order batsmen.
Ulladulla won the toss and elected to bat first.
Despite the early loss of Benjamin Ebzery (5) thanks to a good catch by Rhys Burinaga off an Angus Lowbridge delivery, Ulladulla had plenty more to offer.
Batting fourth and fifth, Rocky Lavalle and Dale Ramsden both hit a maximum 35 runs each, but the bottom order struggled to get runs on the board, mainly due to the top bowling from Norths’ Adrian Dwight (3/13), Lowbridge (1/4) and Kyla Davidson (1/13).
Ulladulla was forced into compulsory closure at 7/135.
On Sunday Norths were raring to go and took off like shot thanks to a brilliant opening stanza by Harrison Graham (36).
Despite losing Jack Pritchart and Will Seyffer cheaply, Sophie Emery (31) and Rhys Buringa (36 retired) did not let grand final nerves get to them, and Kyla Davdson (5 n.o) and Tom Cooney (1 n.o) finished off the run chase to take the win for their team.
Angus Rutherford and Drew Ramsden took wickets for Ulladulla.