ULLADULLA United recorded their first win of the 2018/19 season on Saturday, defeating North Nowra-Cambewarra by six wickets at the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex.
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The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first – which appeared to be a masterstroke when they reached 100 with only Paul Davidson (six) and Hyeon Parsons (zero) back in the sheds.
But the dismissal of Ben Seyffer for 31 trigger a massive collapse for Norths.
They ended up losing their final eight wickets for just 15 runs, being all out for 115 – with Lachlan Mark top scoring with 44.
With the ball, Chris Corrin was the chief destroyer, claiming 5/19 from his six overs.
The other five wickets were shared between Tony Lavalle (3/12) and Jed Silver (2/8).
In reply, 39 not out from Rocky Lavalle and 36 from Terry Dorrell steered United past the target (4/117) in the 28th over.
James Batson was Norths best with the cherry, claiming two wickets.
Elsewhere, in the top of the table clash, Bay and Basin handed leaders Sussex Inlet their first loss of the season.
At the Thompson Street Sporting Complex, the visitors posted a total of 227, from their 39.5 overs, thanks to handy knocks from Thomas Dolby (83), Joshua Rickwood (44) and Darren O’Keefe (29).
With the ball, Troy Gillespie (2/19), Callum Franchi (2/24), Jake Westley (2/28) and Shane Bate (3/32) took multiple wickets for Sussex.
In response, despite a dynamic 81 from Callum Franchi, which included nine boundaries and four sixes, Sussex fell 36 runs short in their chase – finishing their 40 overs at 9/191.
Thomas Dolby backed up his strong innings by taking 4/35 with the ball, with his father Michael claiming 2/25.
Elsewhere, at Bomaderry Oval, the Tigers suffered a heavy nine-wicket defeat to Berry-Shoalhaven Heads.
Batting first, Bomaderry could only muster 64, with Mathew Bell (19) top scoring.
With the ball, the Daniel Watson (3/15) and John Ulrick (3/23) both took three wickets.
In reply, Aaron Coutts-Smith (29) and Dylan Cosgrove (21 not out) got the Magpies home (1/67) in the 14th over.
The final match of the round was played between Batemans Bay and Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Hanging Rock.
The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first, posting 66 – with with John Bowern (15) and Aaron Van Essen (11) being the only two batsmen to reach double figures.
For the Bay, Lachlan Croke was the standout, taking 6/17 from his seven overs, as Praveen Varghese chipped in with 2/10.
The hosts didn’t have it all their own way in the run chase, losing five wickets before reaching the target (5/71) in the 19th over.
Opener Anthony Mortimer (15) and Darcy Knight (12 not out) top scored for the Bay while Luke Jones took 4/18 from his five overs for Ex-Servos.
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