A whirlwind innings from Anthony Mortimer put Batemans Bay in control of the tier two Twenty20 grand final on Sunday.
The Bay played Ex-Servicemen's at the Thompson Street Sporting Complex and ended up winning this Shoalhaven District Cricket Association match in strong fashion.
Mortimer put his hand up for man-of-the-match honours with his blazing 45 runs.
The Bay’s opening batsman belted two sixes and five boundaries during his match-winning innings.
Ex-Servos was sent into bat and defending 8/94 on a ground like Thompson Street was always going to be tough.
The Bay only lost two wickets on the way to passing the total.
Rocky Ninovic, 24 runs, Matthew Isackson, 20 runs, and James Godwin, 14 runs, produced solid efforts with the bat for Ex-Servos.
The Bay attack bowled strongly as a unit and Lachlan Paterson, Josh Lee and Pat Griffin took two wickets apiece.
The Bay’s Zac Henstock was also in pretty good touch with the bat and his 21 runs included two boundaries and a six, while Stephen Knight’s 18 runs included a six.
Dylan Higgins-Bell took both wickets for Ex-Servos, but the Bay only needed 11.1 overs to get the runs it needed.
The fourth grade Twenty20 grand final between Bomaderry and Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens, scheduled for the Bomaderry Sporting Complex, was abandoned.