THE Bomaderry Tigers chalked up their first win of the new campaign on Saturday, when they edged out North Nowra-Cambewarra by two wickets.
The hosts at the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex won the toss and elected to bat first – a decision which proved fruitful.
Both Norths openers Luke Huard (23) and Samuel Lowcock (51) made strong starts before the latter was dismissed by Josh Coulter, with the score on 78.
This was the start of a collapse, as Luke Huard, Graham Davidson (zero), Nick McDonald (one), Dean Tyson (zero) and Jack Carter (three) all fell in quick succession, as they slumped to 6/87.
Justin Weller and Shane Bell then steadied the ship, before the former was out for 11.
Matt Hickmott (four) came and went before Bell was out for 19.
Hugh Gillen (16) was the final wicket to fall, with Norths being all out for 148 in the 43rd over.
The pick of the bowlers for the Tigers was Michael Coulter, who took 5/11, while Matthew Hiriart claimed 3/36.
In reply, Josh Coulter led the way for the Tigers, scoring 61 at the top of the innings, which set up his side.
Important contributions from Tigers’ Kealen Blattner (19), Greg Wellington (14) and Kyle Jarrett (11) then put their side in the driver’s seat.
Ethan Adlington (nine not out) and Matthew Hiriart (eight not out) then helped the visitors reach the target (8/149) in the 33rd over.
Dean Tyson (4/44) and High Gillen (2/20) did what they could for Norths with the ball.