SHOALHAVEN have made an excellent start to their 2016 Southern Zone – Burns Cup campaign, smashing Goulburn at Hayden Drexel Oval on Sunday.
After winning the toss, Shoalhaven took full advantage of their strong batting line-up, posting 4/348 from their 50 overs in the middle.
Both openers, Nick McDonald (32) and Cameron Fernie (53 retired hurt) laid a strong platform for their middle order batsmen. In particular, Blake Munilla (84) and Lachlan Maddinson (81 not out) led the way for the hosts, with Kieran Gray chipping in a handy 45.
In response, Shoalhaven bowled their opponents out for 117 from their 29.3 at the crease.
North Nowra-Cambewarra’s Justin Weller proved the most dangerous, claiming 4/9 from his 7.3 overs. Fellow opener John Muggleton ended with 2/17, while Munilla rounded out his all-round match with 2/21.
The team now heads to Cooma this Saturday to take on South Coast.