Bay edge out Ex-Servos

LEADING LIGHT: Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens' Shawn Higgins top scored for his team with 39 against Batemans Bay. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

LEADING LIGHT: Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens' Shawn Higgins top scored for his team with 39 against Batemans Bay. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

SHOALHAVEN Ex-Servicemens have fallen in their opening round clash against Batemans Bay at Hayden Drexel Oval.

Despite 39 from Shawn Higgins and 34 from David Sloane, the hosts were dismissed for 9/149 thanks to four wickets from Tom Purcell.

The Bay made light work of the chase, reaching the target in the 32nd over, largely due to Jamie Dufield’s quickfire 89 not out.

He was supported well by skipper Pat Griffin, who finished with 25 not out.

At Ray Abood Village Green, North Nowra-Cambewarra lost on both first innings and outright to Berry-Shaolhaven Heads.

After being sent in first, Norths made 137 on the back of Glenn Tyson’s 67. This target was restricted by three wickets to Michael Troy and Lachlan Duggan.

In reply, Berry declared at 5/224, with both Mal Windley (67) and Daniel Watson (52) scoring half centuries. Norths’ Graham Lowbridge did what he coudl with the ball, claiming 2/38.

But in their second innings, Norths collapsed to be all out for just 52. 

Ryan Lowbridge was the only Norths batsmen to score in double figures with 15.

Duggan capped off an excellent match with the ball, taking 5/10 in the second innings.

At Lighthouse Oval, Bomaderry forfeited their match on day two against Ulladulla United. On day one, Bomaderry made 85, before the hosts totalled 6/172. 

Ulladulla were led by bowler Matthew Shea (6/30) and batsmen Shane Harris, who top-scored with 72.

Culburra had the bye.

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