Wicket plays some tricks

THE Nowra Showground looks like it was a bowlers’ paradise on Saturday as two Shoalhaven District Cricket Association second grade teams struggled.

Both the Nowra and Bomaderry batsmen found the going tough on the tricky showground wicket on day one of their two day match.

Nowra batted first made 118, rolled Bomaderry for 50 and then decided to have another bat and was 0/14 in its second innings.

Nowra lower order batsman John King, with the wickets falling all over the place, decided to show everyone the best way to handle the showground wicket.

King decided a stand and deliver approach was the only way to go and he top scored with 42 runs which included five boundaries and a six.

The Bomaderry attack was having a great day before King started swinging his bat.

Special mention goes to Nowra’s Ryan Henry who opening the innings and made 21 runs while five wickets fell at the other end.

We don’t have any batting or bowling figures for Bomaderry to report on.

Brad Ison, four wickets, and man-of-the-moment King, three wickets, bowled well for Nowra.

North Nowra Cambewarra v Berry Shoalhaven Heads

The North Nowra Cambewarra and Berry Shoalhaven Heads contest at Bernie Regan Oval looks set for an interesting finish.

Berry batted first, made a handy 145 runs and in reply Norths are 3/64 with some work to do.

Highlight of the innings for Berry was Mal Windley’s 54 runs which included five fours and a six.

Promising Norths’ junior Rhys Burinaga started the season in great style with a five wicket haul.

James Batson with 28 runs got Norths on the right path to success, while next Saturday Jarvis Strand will be looking to build upon his 21 runs.

Jordan Hockey took two wickets for Berry in a strong effort.

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens v Batemans Bay

A consistent effort with the bat has Batemans Bay in a strong position at stumps on day one of its two day match against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Hayden Drexel Oval.

The Bay’s top order did its job and visitors were able to post 6/207 for the first innings.

Stephen Knight 62 runs with seven boundaries, Paul Gallen 43 with six boundaries, Tom Purcell an unbeaten 31 runs and Jack Gallen 18 runs all helped the Bay post its handy total.

Ben Philpott and Andrew Wilson took two wickets for Exservos.