BATEMANS Bay have recorded a crushing victory against Bomaderry in round 13 of the 2017/18 Shoalhaven District Cricket Association second grade season.
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After dismissing the hosts at Bomaderry Oval for 198 – led by 61 from Matthew Lees – the Bay set about chasing down the total.
The visitors started terribly, losing Paul Gallen (zero) and Jack Gallen cheaply – to leave them reeling at 2/4.
But the was the last wicket that would fall at Bomaderyy Oval on Saturday, as Scott Fagerlund and Matt Sethi then combined for a 291-run partnership – as the Bay finished at 2/296 declared after 49 overs.
Fagerlund led the way for the visitors, scoring 189 not out – an innings which included 30 boundaries and four sixes.
Not to be outdone, Sethi hit 11 boundaries and three sixes on his way to scoring 92 not out.
The two wicket takers for Bomdaerry were Anthony Johnston (1/36) and Mathew Bell (1/50).
Elsewhere at the Nowra Showground, Nowra suffered their first loss of the campaign, losing to Berry-Shoalhaven Heads on first innings.
After posting 103 on day one, Berry managed to roll the hosts for 94.
Jason Bell (33) and Lewis O’Brien (30) were the only two Nowra batsmen to reach double figures, while Ewen Porteous (3/4) and Blygh Herron (3/33) were dominant with the cherry in hand.
Ryan Hennessy also bowled well, finishing with 2/17, while both Lachlan Duggan (1/2) and Thomas King (1/13) finished with one wicket each.
In the final match of the round, Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens won on first innings against North Nowra-Cambewarra.
After winning the toss on day one at Hayden Drexel Oval, the hosts declared at 4/305 – thanks for 93 from Blake Morris.
In reply, Norths started strongly, thanks to starts from Paul Davidson (60), Robert Haigh (24) and Matthew Moodley (29) – easily guiding the total past 100.
But after the cheap dismissals of James Batson (six) and Hyeon Parsons (seven), Ex-Servos regained the ascendancy.
Strong scores Glenn Tyson (49), Angus Huard (32), Toby Huard (27) and Jarvis Strand (24) then saw Norths fight back into the match.
With victory in sight, Norths lost their final two wickets for just three runs, to be all out for 284 in the 73rd over.
With the ball, Hari Bhandari took 5/67, while Shawn Higgins claimed 2/34.
At stumps, Ex-Servos finished at 5/57 in their second innings.
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