ULLADULLA United's perfect start to the 2019/20 Shoalhaven District Cricket Association first grade season continued on Saturday, thanks to an extraordinary performance by Conrad Greenshields.
In just his second performance in United colours, South African Greenshields starred with both bat and ball for the hosts, in their round three match against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Lighthouse Oval.
After defeating Bomaderry in their season opener and having the bye last round, United won the toss and decided to bat first.
Opener Rocky Lavalle lasted only two balls before he was dismissed for a duck.
This brought Greenshields to the crease, where he joined Brad Field.
The pair then put on a 116-run second-wicket partnership, before Field was dismissed by Manning Berry for 68 - a knock which included 10 boundaries and two sixes.
Harley Bell then teamed up with Greenshields, as the pair added another 93 runs before the former fell for 37.
Sitting at 2/111, the hosts were well on top and on the back of centurion Greenshields, who smashed 19 boundaries and two sixes on his way to scoring 123 from 114 balls, they reached the mammoth total of 9/266 from their 45 overs.
The only other batsmen to reach double figures for the hosts was Matthew Moodley, who scored 13.
In a tough day outing for the bowlers, Blake Munilla led the way for Ex-Servos, taking 3/25 from his seven overs.
Opener Sam Bagnall (2/29) also claimed multiple wickets, as Manning Berry (1/29) and Rocky Ninovic (1/56) took one scalp each.
In reply, both of the visitors' openers Bagnall (14) and Daniel Gleeson (11) got starts - as did first-drop Chris Bramley (16) - before they were all dismissed.
Berry then steadied the ship for Ex-Servos with a handy 32 from 34 deliveries, but once he fell, it signalled the start of a collapse.
Only Brandon Booth (18 not out) and Trevor Thomason (13) offered any resistance with the willow, as they were all out for 120 in the 22nd over.
Backing up his ton with the ball, Greenshields again led the way, taking 6/27 from his nine overs - which included three maidens.
Other wicket-takers for the hosts were Terry Dorrell (2/23), Angus Rutherford (1/5) and Matt Shea (1/39) - who now move to 2-0 on the season.
The competition's only other undefeated side, Berry-Shoalhaven Heads, had the bye in round three.
After three rounds, Ulladulla sits on top of the ladder, ahead of Berry, Bomaderry and North Nowra-Cambewarra - with Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens sitting in fifth.
Looking ahead to round four, United will host premiers Norths, who have lost both of their opening matches, at Lighthouse Oval, while Bomaderry will entertain the Magpies at Bomaderry Oval - with Ex-Servo having the bye.