THE Bomaderry Tigers made light work of Batemans Bay on Saturday, to chalk up their fourth win of the 2017/18 season.
At Bomaderry Oval, the visitors elected to bat first on a pitch that had been favourable to batsmen in recent weeks.
But the Bay were on the back foot from the outset, slumping to 2/19 when both opener, Matt Sethi (nine) and Carl Lang (zero) were dismissed by John Muggleton and Jordan Matthews respectively.
Starts from Sam Lee (30), Zac Henstock (27), Anthony Mortimer (22) and skipper Scott Fagerlund (41) assisted the visitors during the middle part of their innings.
But once these four were dismissed, the tail failed to wag and the Bay finished at 8/166 from their 36 overs – reduced due to a rain delay.
John Muggleton was the pick of the bowlers for the Tigers with 2/16, while Jarryd Sue (1/2), Jordan Matthews (1/30), Justin Ganderton (1/30) and Stu Jeffrey (1/45) all chipped in one wicket.
In response, the hosts reached the target (0/167) without loss in the 24th over.
It was the Coulter show for Bomaderry, with Josh Coulter hitting 80 not out from 73 balls – an innings which included eight boundaries and two sixes – and Michael smashing 74 not out from 72 deliveries – with seven boundaries and two sixes to his name.
Bomaderry skipper Nick McDonald was particularly impressed with his team’s performance, considering the weather.
“Saturday was a great win and the boys didn’t let the weather stop them from focusing on the task at hand,” McDonald said.
“Standouts were Josh and Michael Coulter, who both batted exceptionally.
“It’s not often you win by 10 wickets, so that’s a reflection of a great team performance.
“After the bye next week, we still need to improve our fielding, as we are putting down too many chances and you can’t do that especially against the stronger sides.”
Both the Berry-Shoalhaven Heads and Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens match at the Berry Sporting Complex and the North Nowra-Cambewarra and Bay and Basin at the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, ended in draws.
Berry were 3/74, thanks to David Crapp’s 34 not out and Andrew Wright’s 27, when play got abandoned. Nate Jones (2/24) and Rodney Owen (1/26) had the wickets for Ex-Servos.
While Norths were 7/72, with Justin Weller (40 not out) and Luke Huard (14) the only two batsmen to reach double figures, before play got abandoned. Kyle Jarrett (3/24), Luke Gogerly (2/15) and Liam O’Brien (2/26) claimed Basin’s wickets.