THE sharp bowling of Berry-Shoalhaven Heads skipper Glenn Brandon has given his team the edge heading into day two of their match against Ulladulla United.
The visitors at the Berry Sports Complex won the toss and elected to bat first – a decision that paid dividends in the early going.
Both openers, Aaron Wester (34) and George Walker (33), got starts while both Sam Lee (26) and Harley Bell (24) kept the scoreboard ticking over.
But when skipper Bell fell, with the score on 4/129, it triggered a major collapse for United – losing their final six wickets for just 10 runs.
The catalyst for this collapse was Magpies’ Brandon, who claimed 5/16 from his 11 overs – with Blygh Herron (2/9), Aaron McElhinney (2/30) and Daniel Troy (1/4) also bowling well.
On day two, Berry will resume at 0/12, with Daniel Troy (eight not out) and David Crapp (zero not out) at the crease.