AN all-round performance by Bomaderry’s Robert Mirabito has helped his team defeat Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Lyrebird Park on Saturday.
After helping his team restrict the hosts to 8/164, with one wicket, Mirabito smashed 83 with the bat, to secure his team a seven-wicket win.
Other standouts for Bomaderry were Gary Evans (2/27), Matt Glyde (2/33) and Matthew Barnes (41 not out) while Dylan Higgins-Bell (79 not out) was Ex-Servos’ best.
While at the Vincentia Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet (6/301) enjoyed a historic win against Bay and Basin (106).
The partnership of 236 by Jason Hornitzky (122) and David Goodwin (114) for Sussex was a club record for any wicket in any grade.
The previous best was 198 put on by Greg Jamieson and Glen Turvey against Rugby Union in third grade, back in 1990-91.
The previous best for the second wicket in thirds was 176 by Paul Daley and Bruce Carter against Nowra in 1994-95.
It was also the first time that two Sussex Inlet players had hit centuries in the same third grade innings.
At Ray Aboud Oval, North Nowra-Cambewarra (9/173) edged out Berry-Shoalhaven Heads (7/160).
Norths best were Toby Huard (52), Jack Walsh (50) and Angus Lowbridge (3/23) while Richard Katon (5/16) and Alec Dobson (49) battled hard for Berry.
Finally, at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay (4/276) ousted Nowra (212) – with Matt Klarica (5/38) and Jamie Prior (66) starring for the hosts in the win.
Nowra’s Lachlan Butfield made 75 in the loss.