SHOALHAVEN Ex-Servicemens have started their Twenty20 campaign in style, by easily accounting for Nowra on Friday evening.
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Daniel Gleeson’s troops, who are undefeated in all competition’s this season, were given first use of the ball at the Nowra Showground, after the hosts won the toss and elected the bat.
This decision suited the visitors fine, as Nate Jones dismissed Scott Fagerlund for zero early on.
Nowra then fought back into the match, with Ryan Henry (19), Jason Bell (17) and Lewis O’Brien (12) all making starts.
But once those three were dismissed, the only other Nowra batsmen to trouble the bowlers was skipper Jono Clack, who finished on 14 not out – with Nowra being all out for 73 after 17.2 overs.
Hat-trick hero Nate Jones (4/6) and Nathan Tyrrell (4/7) both were incredible with the white ball, with Mathew Ganderton (1/1) and Daniel Gleeson (1/7) claiming the other two wickets.
In reply, the dismissal of Chris Bramley for one gave Nowra some hope early on.
But a strong 29 from 33 balls by Ex-Servos skipper Daniel Gleeson set up the win for the green and gold.
Gleeson was well supported by Blake Munilla (17), Chaise Boulding (12) and Nathan Austin (10 not out), as the visitors reached the total (5/74) with 7.1 overs to spare.
Jono Clack backed up his solid performance with the bat, by taking 2/13 with the ball – figures that were matched by his team mate Brad Ison.
The fifth wicket for Nowra was taken by Lewis O’Brien, who finished with 1/12.
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