Batemans Bay slump to fourth straight loss

SPIN DOCTOR: North Nowra-Cambewarra's Hugh Gillen claimed 5/33 from his 5.3 overs against Batemans Bay at Hanging Rock on Saturday. Photo: JOEL ERICKSON
SPIN DOCTOR: North Nowra-Cambewarra's Hugh Gillen claimed 5/33 from his 5.3 overs against Batemans Bay at Hanging Rock on Saturday. Photo: JOEL ERICKSON

NORTH Nowra-Cambewarra recorded their first win of the season against Batemans Bay –  who have lost their opening four matches, on Saturday at Hanging Rock.

The hosts batted first on a soft pitch and lost both openers early in a horror start, falling to 2/5.

Anthony Mortimer (zero) was the first to go before Scott Fagerlund followed for just two.

Carl Lang and Zac Henstock provided a minor resistance but their team-high partnership of 18 was broken when Lang was removed for two.

Henstock was joined at the crease by Sam Lee, but the former was gone himself six runs later for 13.

Lee and Matt Sethi provided some resistance, putting on 16 runs for the fifth wicket.

Sethi ended up as the high scorer for the Bay, hitting two sixes in his innings of 24. 

It didn’t take Norths long to clean up the tail after the wicket of Sethi, dismissing their opponents for 78 runs in just 22.3 overs.

Hugh Gillen was the enforcer with the ball with figures of 5/33, while Ben Beck chipped in with 3/23.

It would take a miracle for the Bay to get a result out of this match, but they got an early sniff thanks to a first-over wicket to Josh Lee.

Norths would settle from that early wicket, as Jack Carter and Lachlan Lamont guided them to victory.

Carter’s innings ended for 25 after a controversial leg before decision robbed him of the chance to see out the game.

The visitors would reach the total of 2/79 after 18.4 overs, with Lamont bringing up his half century with the winning runs.