Nowra and Bomaderry cricketers face up | story and photos

AN entertaining game of cricket was played this week when Bomaderry High took on its arch rivals Nowra High.

On offer, for the winner, was the right to progress to the next round of this prestigious NSW Combined High Schools’ open girls’ competition.

The match, played at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex, was marred by rain and reduced to a 15 over encounter and but both sides produced some strong cricket.

Bomaderry batted first and made 45 runs, which Nowra was able to pass without too many dramas.

Naomi Woods was always going to be the key wicket for Nowra and Ally Dyball put her team on the front foot by capturing this prized key Bomaderry wicket cheaply.

Experienced Nowra bowler Chantelle Downey made life hard for the Bomaderry batting line up and she ended up taking three wickets.

Chantelle was also expected to do some damage with the bat but was dismissed for a low score.

It was left to Lucia Freya Edwards-Villalta and her sister Freya to guide Nowra home with the bat.

Lucia was particularly aggressive and her 22 runs included four boundaries while up the other end Freya made sure her hard hitting sister got most of the strike.

Both teams, considering many of the players had never played a game of cricket before, did well.

Nowra will now play the winner of the upcoming Vincentia and Ulladulla match.