BAY and Basin have held on by the skin of their teeth to win a nail-biter against Berry-Shoalhaven Heads on Saturday.
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At the Berry Sporting Complex, the visitors were chasing the Magpies first innings total of 168 – set on day one of this contest.
The Dolphins innings started strongly on day one and carried over to day two, with captain Michael Perry reaching 46 before being retiring.
Both Troy Cole (12) and Santino Battagliolo (11) also made starts for the Dolphins, which laid a strong platform for Tom Mason and Nathan Tyrrell.
This pair both made significant contributions with the willow for the Dolphins, scoring 25 and 26 respectively.
But once these two were dismissed and the score was on 130, the wheels started to fall off for the Basin.
Kyle Jarrett (four), Liam O’Brien (nine) and Tom Dolby (three) all fell cheaply, giving the hosts a sniff of victory.
At 7/151, the Magpies had their tails up but a gritty seven from Shaun Brooks, five not out from Brad Miller and 13 from Luke Gogerly guided the Dolphins past Berry’s total.
Basin were eventually all out for 171 in the 49th over – with Chris McCarron being the pick of the bowlers for the hosts with 3/40 from his 12 overs, four which were maidens.
McCarron was well supported by Brad Carey (2/27), Glenn Brandon (2/54), Tom Dougall (1/9) and Jack Gibbs (1/24).
Berry then returned to the crease for their second innings, in which they declared at 5/156 after 28 overs.
Leading the way with the willow was Nathan Thomas (41), Glenn Brandon (32), Dale Lovatt (29), Callum Crapp (24) and Daniel Tory (14).
With the cherry, Nathan Tyrell claimed 2/30, as Tom Mason (1/13), Darren O’Keefe (1/14) and Shaun Brooks (1/19) all chimed in with one scalp.
Bay and Basin, in their second innings, faced just two overs and finished at 0/10 at stumps – with Tom Mason (seven not out) and Mark Dhu (zero not out) unbeaten.
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