THE humid conditions tested the Shoalhaven District Junior Cricket Association players as they went after valuable pre-Christmas competition points.
Here is a rundown of what happened on the weekend around the Shoalhaven on the junior cricket front.
Bomaderry/Ex-Servicemen’s, in its under 16s match against North Nowra Cambewarra Blues at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex, batted first and made 143 runs.
John Ulrick made 37 runs for the combined team and Jack Walsh returned the great figures of 2/10 from nines overs and the match continues on Saturday (December 9).
North Nowra Cambewarra Maroons would be confident its 174 runs against Ulladulla United at Lighthouse Oval will take some beating.
Lachlan Mark continued his return from injury for the Maroons and made 46 runs with seven boundaries.
United’s William Walton must have been good with the ball because he took four wickets for the homeside and the match continues on Saturday (December 9).
Key batsman Alex Dobson has Berry Shoalhaven Heads in a strong position against Ulladulla United at Zealand Oval.
Alex made 60 runs in his team’s 7/146 and United starts its run chase on Saturday (December 9).
Kyle Geerlings took three wickets for United.
Batemans Bay has set North Nowra Cambewarra Maroons a massive 226 runs to claim victory at Ray Aboud Oval.
Lachlan Malcolm was a man on a mission and he made 62 runs with nine boundaries and a six.
Hayden Batson took three wickets for the Maroons and the match continues on Saturday (December 9).
The Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens and North Nowra Cambewarra Blues match at Lyrebird Sports Park is set for a gripping conclusion.
Ex-Servos, with Sam Parkinson’s strong 24 runs the highlight, managed to post a competitive 124 runs.
Jaih Waltho took three wickets for the Blues and the match continues Saturday (December 9).
The Bomaderry and Bay and Basin match at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex was great to see and well done to the coaches for encouraging the players.
Bomaderry made 6/114 in its innings and the Bay made 4/133.
Elijah Guyatt 27 runs and Max Beck 25 runs led the way with the bat for Bomaderry.
Daniel Moodley took two wickets for the Basin.
Only a few runs separated Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens and Berry Shoalhaven Heads at Lyrebird Sports Park.
Berry made 10/90 and in rely Ex-Servos made 7/96.
Patrick Higgins made 16 runs for Berry and Reese Langford took three wickets for Ex-Servos.
Matthew Higham 25 runs and Cohan Langlo 22 runs were strong with the bat for Ex-Servos.
The Ulladulla United North Nowra Cambewarra match at the Ulladulla Sports Park was one of the closest matches this season.
Ulladulla made 4/95 and with one ball to spare Norths reached 7/98.
Ryan Gilkes top scored for United with 25 runs and Samuel Neri took two wickets for Norths.
Riley O'Carroll smashed an impressive 30 runs for Norths and United shared the wickets around.
Modified under 11s
The big hitters came out to play when Berry Shoalhaven Heads Blacks took on Bay and Basin Greens at the Berry Sports Complex.
The Greens belted an impressive 8/146, while the Greens made 11/96.
For Berry Noah Hinkley made 30 runs with four boundaries and Tyson Walker belted 28 runs with three boundaries, while Archie Wilson took two wickets for the Greens.
With the ball Campbell Bramley took three wickets for the Blacks.
Bomaderry enjoyed the batting conditions at the Added Area on Saturday and put an impressive 3/177 runs on scoreboard, while United was 12/84 at stumps.
Looks like 21 runs was the score of the day with Jack Woods, Finn Beech and Beau Lynch all making 21 runs for Bomaderry.
Solomon Fairs top scored for United with 19 runs, while Finn and Beau took four wickets apiece.
Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens Greens put on a solid 7/85 on the scoreboard against North Nowra Cambewarra at Greenwell Point Oval but it was not enough to get the points.
Norths got the competition points after making an impressive 10/159.
Jack Hopkins top scored for the Greens with 14 runs, while Cody McVey took three wickets for Norths.
Adam Sweet 18 runs and Emily Zerafa 14 runs impressed with the bat for Norths and played many great shots.
Viktor Creighton four wickets and Jack Hopkins three wickets produced impressive attacking efforts with the ball.
The Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens Golds almost glittered against Bay and Basin Reds at Huskisson Oval but fell short.
The Golds made 6/136 and the Reds powered to victory with 12/150 runs.
Sam McNeil took two wickets for the Reds, while Mitchell Kezik 18 runs with two boundaries and Henry Mackay 23 run with three boundaries impressed for the Basin.
The Batemans Bay and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads Whites match was a draw.