Bomaderry continue early season charge

BRIGHT STAR: Bomaderry Tigers under 16s batsmen Jack Pritchett scored 39 runs against North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex at the weekend. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL
BRIGHT STAR: Bomaderry Tigers under 16s batsmen Jack Pritchett scored 39 runs against North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex at the weekend. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

IT was another big week for the Bomaderry Tigers senior teams, winning three of the four matches at the weekend.

Kinghorn Motorsfirst grade defeated Berry-Shoalhaven Heads – the Tigers took on old rivals in Berry at Berry and the match got off to a perfect start, with the Tigers winning the toss and electing to bat.

Most of the batting order made handy contributions, however Michael Coulter was the standout with 43.

Nick Jennings (26) combined with a few of the lower order batsmen to boost the total to 202.

Having put the runs on the board, Bomaderry put the foot down with the ball.

Despite a number of dropped chances, the consistent line and length from the bowling attack allowed the wickets to tick over.

Michael Coulter, named tiger of the match, again starred, taking 3/27, while Justin Ganderton took 2/10.

Ella Bache second grade defeated by Berry-Shoalhaven Heads –  Bomaderry were put into the field first at Bomaderry Oval and it became clear early on that they would have a difficult chase on their hands.

While wickets regularly fell, bowling Berry out for 200, the flow of runs didn't seem to stop through the innings.

The wickets were well shared, with new Tiger Matt Hiriart the best with the ball (2/18) while the Mankad master Michael Blattner again claimed a scalp to go with his two wickets – Anthony Johnston and Matt Lees also took two wickets.

The shear weight of runs on the board clearly affected Bomaderry's chase, as the top order collapsed to 5/40.

Matt Bell and Matt Hiriart (TOTM) showed some resistance bolstering the score to 88 before another flurry of quick wickets ended the home team's chances of winning, as the Tigers were all out for 120.

Kel Campbell third grade defated Culburra – the theme of the weekend across the grades was sharing the wickets and sharing the runs and this continued in the Tigers third grade match-up.

Bowling first, Nathan Wallace (2/31) and Seb Jeffrey (1/20) again got the team off to a flyer.

While Matt Glyde (2/31) kept this momentum going and chief destroyer Ethan Adlington (TOTM) took 2/0, ensuring his side would be chasing the modest total of 111.

Usual suspect William Patterson got the chase off to a flyer with 20, before another new Tiger in Jackson Anderson made his top score of 28 runs - consisting of only boundaries.

The Tigers got the runs five wickets down and took their season to three from three.

Super Cellars fourth grade defeated Berry-Shoalhaven Heads – Bomaderry got to work with the bat and seemed in strife when the first four wickets fell for only 16 runs.

But never fear, as captain Doug Abbott (TOTM) stepped up with one of his finest knocks, contributing 70 of his team's 148.

Another experienced campaigner, Steve Wallace (34), held up the other end.

Berry seemed to have the game on their bat at 3/70 but after that point, the wickets fell in a hurry.

Matt Guyatt (4/20) and Steve Wallace (3/18) did all the damage in keeping Berry to 9/108 at the end of their 40 overs, as Bomaderry won by 40 runs.

In other club news, please don't forget to save the date and donate to the Movember function.

It kicks-off at 5pm on Friday, November 24 at Bomaderry Oval, when the Tigers host North Nowra-Cambewarra in a T20 match. For details: https://au.movember.com/events/view/id/Apva

Jaffa Images u16s will have to work hard to get the win against North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons. After batting first, the Tigers were all out for 124, with Jack Pritchett (39) and John Ulrick (34) top-scoring.

Norths finished the day with 2/58, with Chantelle Downey and Jacob Higgins the two wickets takers.

Bomaderry Bowling Club u12s suffered their second loss for the season, losing the toss and being sent in to bat, managing 8/70 from their 25 overs.  Elijah Guyatt (25) and Toby Dyball (10) were the only players to reach double figures.

Batemans Bay managed to get the runs (2/82) only two wickets down. Riley Thurston was the only wicket taker, while Ella Dyball got a run out.

Precision Dent Repairs 11s scored 2/70 before restricting Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens to 3/66. The standout was Beau Lynch with 16 runs and one wicket.