NOWRA chalked up their 11th victory of the second grade season on Saturday, easily accounting for North Nowra-Cambewarra at the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex.
After the hosts posted 145 on day one, Nowra easily passed their opponents total and claimed first innings points – thanks to a balanced batting display.
Leading the way for Nowra was skipper Jono Clack, who scored 75 of the visitors’ total of 309.
Clack was well supported by Nick Goodger (52), Justin Rumble (37 not out), Adam Weller (31) and Jordan Pearson (25).
With the ball, Norths were best served by Graham Lowbridge (4/38) and Jarryd Madden (3/61).
In their second innings, Norths held on and avoided the outright loss by finishing at 7/63 at stumps on day two.
James Batson (30) and Hyeon Parsons (16) were the standouts for the hosts while Lewis O'Brien (3/24) and Alex Legge (2/7) starred for Nowra.
Elsewhere, the second-placed Berry-Shoalhaven Heads defeated Batemans Bay on first innings, at the Berry Sporting Complex.
Despite being dismissed for just 84 on day one, they managed to roll the Bay for 75 in their first innings – thanks to Blygh Herron’s 6/24.
Ryan Hennessy (2/13) also bowled strongly, while best for the Bay with the willow was Andrew Malclom (42).
In their second innings, Berry managed to post a total of 186 from their 51 overs.
Nathan Thomas (52) led the way with a half-century, while Dylan Cosgrove (32) and Blygh Herron (20) also had handy knocks.
For the Bay, Darcy Knight (3/36), Andrew Malcolm (3/40) and Praveen Varghese (3/45) all claimed three wickets with the cherry.
To close out the day’s play, Bay were reduced to 5/47 at stumps, thanks to Dylan Cosgrove’s 3/10.
The round’s final match saw Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens secure first innings points against Bomaderry at Bomaderry Oval.
On day one, the visitors posted 239 before dismissing the hosts for 138 in the 51st over.
Mark Bailey and Nick Jennings both scored 27 for the Tigers while Dylan Higgins-Bell claimed 4/30 with the cherry.
For Ex-Servos, Luke Jurancic (2/28), Hari Bhandari (2/35) and James Spackman (2/38) also claimed multiple scalps.
In their second innings, Bomaderry declared at 9/177, paced by 60 from Mark Bailey and 25 from Kealen Blattner – while Hari Bhandari (3/37) and Brandon Booth (2/2) bowled well for Ex-Servos.
Ex-Servos finished at 0/34 at stumps.