A DAMAGING bowling spell by Ulladulla United’s Scott King has his team in a commanding spot heading into day two of their match against North Nowra-Cambewarra.
The fast-bowler claimed figures of 6/24 from his 12 overs, to rip through the hosts line-up and have them all out for just 101.
Norths started poorly, as both openers Paul Davidson and Dean Tyson were dismissed for ducks by King.
But a crafty 19 from Kaleb Phillips and 15 from Josh Francis steadied the ship for Norths, before another batting collapse.
The hosts were 7/37 when Hugh Gillen and Luke Huard came together at the crease.
These two dug their heels in and made crafty knocks – Gillen 25 from 66 balls and Huard 25 from 72 balls – to help Norths post a competitive target.
With the ball, King was supported by Kyle Jarrett (2/23), David Gasparrini (1/6) and Gavin McCauley (1/15).
After the change of innings, Ulladulla fought their way to be 4/75 at stumps on day one.
Jarrett top scored with 23, and received help from McCauley (16), while Ellis Dale (13 not out) and Matthew Shea (five not out) ended at the day at the crease.
For Norths, four bowlers – Justin Weller, Ben Beck, High Gillen and Josh Francis – all claimed one wicket.
Going into day two at Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, Ulladulla only need 27 runs to secure first innings points, while Norths require six wickets.