Berry and Ulladulla face off after outright wins

THE two form sides of the SDCA second grade competition will face off this weekend when Berry-Shoalhaven Heads host Ulladulla United at Berry Sporting Complex. 

Both sides cruised to outright wins last round, and both sides will be hoping to replicate that result in round 11. 

Ulladulla will be hoping the Smiths, Craig and Sam, will be able to band together and rock the Berry bowling and put on some early runs for the visitors.

Coming off a five-for last Saturday, Steve Bond will be out to add to his season tally with the ball and Jed Silver is likely to continue to be extremely economical from his end. 

Berry will be hoping to again see runs flow from the bats of John Lett and Peter O’Keeffe who have both hit a purple pitch with the willow in recent rounds. 

Berry will turn to Luke Saare and Daniel Hockey with the ball, hoping they will claim some early Ulladulla scalps. 

Bomaderry will be hoping to bounce back from their first innings loss when they host Ex-Servos. 

For Bomaderry, their big hitting middle order of Mick and Zach Blattner will be integral, and Matt Bell coming off a six wicket haul will be a handful for Ex-Servos. 

Ex-Servos will be hoping for a better day than last Saturday when their match against Nowra ended in a draw after being abandoned. 

Similarly, Nowra will be hoping to put the draw behind them when they travel to Sanctuary Point to take on Bay and Basin. 

Nowra will be hoping for strong performances from Jordan Pearson and John King to stifle Bay and Basin’s scoring. 

Bay and Basin will be hoping the likes of Tom Mason and Connor McQueen can see off the Nowra bowling attack.

North Nowra-Cambewarra and Batemans Bay will both be looking for a big turn-around in form this round after they both suffered outright losses in round 10. 

In third grade, cross town rivals Nowra and Bomaderry will both be out to reverse their outright losses from last round when they meet at Artie Smith Oval. 

Both sides will be looking for stronger performances from their batting line up after they were both dismissed for under 100 in their last innings. 

Batemans Bay will be hoping they can knock off top of the ladder Ex-Servos when they meet at Hanging Rock. 

Ex-Servos boast a number of big hitters - the home side’s bowlers will need to be on their game to keep the visitors’ total in check. 

Berry will be looking to consolidate second spot on the ladder when they take on Ulladulla United. 

Coming off their outright win last round, Berry will be full of confidence and will be looking to plunder some big runs from the Ulladulla bowlers and consign them to their second straight defeat. 

In fourth grade, Ulladulla United and Bay & Basin will both be out to ensure they don’t suffer another first innings loss when they meet at Milton Showground. 

Both sides will be hoping their bowlers will improve on last week’s performance. 

Nowra Green will be out to set up a second straight win when they take on Ex-Servos.

Ex-Servos will be hoping their batsmen can rise to the occasion against Nowra’s economical bowling attack. 

Coming off the bye, North Nowra-Cambewarra will be looking to knock off Nowra White when they clash at Nowra High. 

It will be no easy task for the visitors though, with Nowra White producing a strong batting performance in their first innings win over Ulladulla last round. 

SKY HIGH: North Nowra-Cambewarra’s Brett Mark finds his mark against Ulladulla United in second grade whle Jed Silver (right) ducks for cover.  	Photo: PAUL DAVIDSON

SKY HIGH: North Nowra-Cambewarra’s Brett Mark finds his mark against Ulladulla United in second grade whle Jed Silver (right) ducks for cover. Photo: PAUL DAVIDSON


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