THE conditions for the Shoalhaven District Junior Cricket Association’s matches were not the best on Saturday but some good efforts were recorded despite the rain.
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In the modified under stage one under 11s North Nowra Cambewarra Blues and Berry Shoalhaven Heads Blacks produced a great match at Bernie Regan Oval.
The Blues batted first, made 4/104 and in reply, the Whites made 7/131.
Benjamin Morris batted well for the Blues and his 26 runs included four boundaries.
Darcy Arnold picked up two wickets for the Blacks.
The Blacks, with the bat, had many strong contributors.
Alec Redlich led the way with the bat for Berry and his unbeaten 27 runs included three boundaries.
Saxon Crapp 13 runs, Nakita Boatswain 13 runs and Henry Hopperton 11 runs also did well for Berry.
Ulladulla United v North Nowra Cambewarra Maroons
It was a pretty even affair when Ulladulla United hosted North Nowra Cambewarra Maroons on Saturday at the West Ulladulla Sports Ground.
United batted first, made 4/122 and the Maroons were 10/60 at stumps.
Opening batsman Cameron Davies led the way with the bat for United with 10 runs, while a few other batsmen started well but could not go on with the job.
Jaxon Smith, Jake Mussig and Alex Santhosh Chandy took a wicket each for Norths.
Spiros Kapetanos was sharp with the ball for United and took two wickets.
Batemans Bay v Sussex Inlet Whites
It’s hard not to be impressed with the effort the Sussex Inlet Whites produced against Batemans Bay on Saturday at Hanging Rock Oval.
The Whites restricted the Bay to 12/88 and then with the bat they smashed 6/203 runs.
Archie Hancock’s six runs were the highlight of the Bay’s innings.
Liam Kezik, three wickets, led the rampage with the ball for the Whites, while Bailey Kezik, Finn McDowall and Mitchell Kezik picked up two wickets apiece.
The Whites were hungry to make runs and they had the Bay fielders running all over the place.
Mitchell 44 runs with three boundaries, Sam McNeil 27 runs, Liam 26 runs, Finn 16 runs and Bailey 16 runs were all in great form for Sussex.
The other stage one under 11s matches were called off.
Stage two under 12s
Ulladulla United has a bad day at the office when it played Berry Shoalhaven Heads on Saturday at Lighthouse Oval.
Berry was sent in to bat, made 4/206 and then dismissed United for 16 runs.
Berry’s Jye Howard-Coney was in an aggressive mood and he only needed 35 balls to make his 42 runs which included three boundaries.
Tyson Walker 33 runs with two boundaries and Hamish Martin 32 runs with three boundaries also batted well for Berry.
United’s Rowan Faulconer put up great resistance and he lasted 31 balls until he was dismissed for four runs.
Noah Hinkley and Tyson took two wickets apiece for Berry.
North Nowra Cambewarra v Batemans Bay
North Nowra Cambewarra and Batemans Bay produced a thriller when they clashed at Bernie Regan Oval on Saturday.
Norths batted first, made 75 runs and the Bay held onto victory with 6/77.
Emily Zerafa with 16 runs was only batter for Norths able to make a double-figure score.
Kaleb Watson was the leading wicket-taker for the Bay with two victims.
William McAteer’s 27 runs with three boundaries was a match-winning knock for the Bay and Cooper Frawley’s 17 runs were also valuable.
Norths shared the wicket-taking duties around.
The Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s and Bomaderry match was abandoned.
Bay and Basin would have been reasonably happy with the 5/94 it set Berry Shoalhaven Heads Black after 20 overs on Saturday at Zealand Oval East.
The Blacks’ run chase was going well and they were 1/62 after the 10th over and then it looks like the game was abandoned.
Kingsley Smith was strong with the bat for the Basin and his 34 runs included five boundaries.
Lachlan Heywood 13 runs, Rohan Beavan 12 runs and Daniel Hylton-Cummins 10 runs all contributed handy efforts with the bat for the Basin.
Charlotte Hopperton powered in and took three wickets for Berry.
Patrick Higgins 30 runs and Matthew Page 20 runs were going well but then the game came to a sudden halt.
Berry Shoalhaven Heads Whites v North Nowra Cambewarra
The Berry Shoalhaven Heads Whites and North Nowra Cambewarra match at Zealand Oval West was another match that came to a sudden halt.
Norths made 8/91 after its 20 overs and the Whites 0/41 after six overs when the match was called.
Riley Sims was in his normal aggressive mood for Norths and his 21 runs included two sixes and a boundary.
The Whites shared the wicket-taking duties around.
Hudson Boatswain 22 runs and Christian Page 14 runs new they had to bat quickly to get the Whites in front on run-rate.
In the remaining two under 14s matches, the points were shared around due to the weather.
Bomaderry’s Jackson Ingram at the Bomaderry Sports Complex against Ulladulla United blasted 41 runs off only 32 balls with one six and six boundaries.
Mitchell Downey 19 runs and William Dyball 13 runs also batted well for Bomaderry.
Talented Ulladulla batter Tara Rudd only needed eight balls to smash 18 runs which included four boundaries.
Rain brought the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Gold and Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Greens match at Lyrebird Sports Park to a sudden end.
The Golds got its 20 overs, made 7/110 but the Greens only got to face one over and then the match was called off.
Matthew Higham looked headed for a half-century for the Golds but after smashing six sixes he fell one run short.
Jack Langford chipped in with 19 runs while Allira Smith made a quickfire 13 runs.
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