Blues move up to be equal leaders

NORTH Nowra-Cambewarra Blues are now tied in first place on the under 10s modified leaderboard thanks to a 67-run win over Nowra at Nowra High School on Saturday.

North Blues are now tied with Ulladulla United, with Ulladulla having the round bye.

Norths Blues won the toss and sent the home team in to bat first.

Opening batsmen Toby Johnston (4) and Keiren Morris (5) did well to get some runs on the board before Drew Johnston, batting fourth, hit two fours in his 18 runs to top score for his team.

Chayton Morris also performed well with the willow to make 14 runs and help his team to its 86 run total.

Riley Simms was on target with the ball to take 2/12 off his three overs.

Marley Arthur also bowled well for 1/6 and was a star in the field to take two runouts.

It did not take North Blues long at the crease to find their rhythm, with openers Jasper Dunn (12) and Marley Arthur (20) putting in explosive performances to give Nowra plenty of fielding practice.

But the best performance was yet to come, with Levi Webber, batting fifth, hitting three fours on his way to 23 runs.

Despite a good bowling performance by Nowra’s Lachlan Davis (1/19), Hannah Morris (0/3) and Chayton Morris (0/7) North Blues powered to 153 runs and the win. 

A strong all round performance from Cooper Bramley helped Berry-Shoalhaven Heads to a win over North Nowra Cambewarra Maroons.

Batting first the home side batted well to reach 9/67 in the face of some accurate bowling from the visitors.

Tim Abbott hit two boundaries in his knock of 12, while Lucas Zerafa and Micah Edwards put on 24 runs for the final wicket, both scoring eight runs.

Bramley (2/5) and Jack Hinkley (2/5) were the pick of the Berry bowlers.

Berry got off to a good start through Jasper Arnold (11), before some good hitting from Maggie Page (13) and Bramley (13) pushed the Berry score out to 6/137.

Micah Edwards (1/12) was the pick of the Norths bowlers and he had good support from Josh McDonald (0/10 off three), while Tim Abbott kept well and claimed two sharp run outs.

Over at Lyrebird Sports Park, Ex-Servicemen’s/Bomaderry had a close 20-run win over the strong Batemans Bay team.

Batemans Bay won the toss and sent Ex-Servos/Bomaderry in to bat first.

The home side put in a big effort to make 3/131 at the change of innings.

Batemans bay put in a big effort, but its 111 runs were not enough for the win.


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