Mixed results across second grade

ULLADULLA United and Berry Shoalhaven Heads both claimed outright wins in the SDCA second grade competition this weekend, while Bay and Basin grabbed first innings points. 

The match between Nowra and Ex-Servo’s was ruled a draw after being abandoned due to an allegedly unplayable pitch.  

Ulladulla simply proved too strong for North Nowra–Cambewarra at Ulladulla Sports Park on Saturday. 

Ulladulla declared on the match’s first day at 5/225, a total that proved to be far beyond the reach of the visitors. 

Resuming at 1/28, North Nowra looked like a chance of chasing down the total as Alan Muggleton and Brett Mark shared a 67 run stand before Mark fell on 23, leaving the visitors at 2/82. 

From there North Nowra’s batting order wilted as they slumped to all out for 127, losing eight wickets for 45 runs. 

Harry McGill was the next to fall out for duck, Muggleton was the next to go out for a fighting 56 with the visitors at 4/96. 

North Nowra reached triple figures before losing their next wicket, Sam Austin becoming one of Ben Hendrie’s four victims at 5/111. 

Joel Webeck was the next to depart, suffering the unfortunate fate of being run out without troubling the scorers. 

Paul Davidson then came and went without adding a run, as the visitors fell to 7/112. 

Jordan Butfield, Graham Lowbridge and Brent Herdman all fell to see North Nowra all out for 127. 

Ulladulla then added a quick 10 runs in their second dig before declaring at 0/10 and sending the visitors back in. 

Steve Bond was the chief destroyer for United in the second innings, claiming 5/29 from his eight overs as North Nowra were all out for 106. 

North Nowra’s chase never really looked like being successful, Muggleton the only batsmen in the top four to register more than a single run. 

Muggleton went for 24, with Davidson and Herdman the only other scorers of note with 24 and 34 respectively. 

Berry blew Batemans Bay off the pitch in their match at Hanging Rock . 

Berry declared at 9/220 and had more than enough runs in the bag as they dismissed Batemans Bay cheaply. 

Only Ross Wilkinson (14) and Murray Cooper (11) could crack double figures for the Bay as they slumped to all out for 50. 

Berry enforced the follow on and the game was over after the Bay only lasted 18.1 overs and were all out for 46. 

Daniel Hockey and Luke Saare were the pick of the Berry bowlers, both claiming four wickets each for the match. 

After being set a target of 209 by Bomaderry, Bay and Basin took first innings points as they chased down the total in 66.3 overs Bomaderry Oval.

The game was in the balance with Bay and Basin at 5/131, but Tom Mason (59) produced the numbers needed to put his side in with a chance, and some solid lower order batting from Adam Kempt and Michael Blanch saw the chase prove successful.

Mathew Bell was the pick of the Bomaderry bowlers as he returned an impressive 6/66 from his 25 overs. 

Bomdaderry’s second innings saw them post 4/158 before play ended, with Hugh Rigney (53 not out) and Michael Blattner the top scorers.


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