ULLADULLA United recorded their first win of the young campaign on Saturday, when they defeated Bomaderry by 79 runs at Bomaderry Oval.
The hosts won the toss and sent United in, which suited the visitors perfectly.
Their openers Andrew Eggins and Terry Dorrell started the innings strongly, reaching 77 before the former was dismissed by Max Whelan for 43.
Dale Ramsden (12) and Andrew Gardiner (17) both made starts before Dorrell eventually fell for 42 – leaving the visitors well positioned at 4/155.
Chris Corrin and Malcolm Granger both then scored 28 and 27 not out respectively, as United posted 210 from 38.1 overs.
With the cherry, both Sebastian Jeffrey (3/23) and Mathew Bell (3/50) took three wickets each, while Anthony Johnston finishes with 2/54.
In reply, the Tigers started poorly, with both Max Whelan (zero) and Nicholas Kuncio (four) falling cheaply.
Adam Pritchett (61) then stabilised their innings but with Jake Stevens (11) being the only other batsmen to reach double figures, the hosts were eventually all out for 131 in the 30th over.
All six of United’s bowlers claimed a wicket in the win, with Dylan Essex (2/11), Malcolm Granger (2/21) and Jed Silver (2/23) being the pick of the bunch.
At Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay suffered a two-wicket loss to North Nowra-Cambewarra.
Batting first, Bay posted 164 from their 39 overs, with Stephen Knight (55) and Ryan Hall (41) leading the way.
With the ball, Ben Seyffer was the chief destroyer, taking 4/22 from his seven overs.
In response, contributions from Lachlan Mark (42), Ben Beck (34), Tobias Hanger (25 not out) and James Batson (22) steered Norths to the target (8/168) in the 35th over.
In the loss, both Mitchell Hockey (3/28) and Praveen Varghese (2/29) did all they could with the ball.
At the Thompson Street Sporting Complex, Sussex easily accounted for Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens, winning by 142 runs.
Led by half-centuries to Pat Matson (51) and Jake Westley (50), the hosts posted 6/237, despite 2/37 from Gary Fuss.
In reply, tight bowling by Troy Gillespie (4/10), Callum Franchi (3/3) and Shane Bate (3/40) restricted Ex-Servos to 95 – with Luke Jurancic (22) top scoring.
The final match of the round, at Sanctuary Point Oval, saw Bay and Basin oust Berry-Shoalhaven Heads by 160 runs.
Batting first, Tom Mason (60), Darren O’Keefe (58) and Joshus Rickwood (54) guided Basin to 240, despite Lachlan Duggan’s 4/29.
In reply, Berry were all out for 80, with Aaron Coutts-Smith (34) top scoring, thanks to 5/19 from Shaun Brooks and 3/15 from Joshua Rickwood.