A CLASSY half century from Chris Bramley has steered his Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens to their first win of the season, as they defeated North Nowra-Cambwarra by five wickets.
At Hayden Drexel Oval, the visitors chose to bat first and reached 155 from their 39.5 overs.
Opener Hyeon Parsons (34) top-scored for Norths, as Matt Hickmott (29) and Dean Tyson (27 not out) also batted strongly.
With the white ball, Rocky Ninovic (3/24), Nathan Tyrrell (1/29) and Sam Bagnall (2/33) starred for the hosts.
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In reply, a 77-run opening stand by Daniel Gleeson and Bramley laid the hosts' platform.
Gleeson eventually fell for 37 before Bramley posted 65, as Ex-Servos reached 5/158 in the 31st over.
In his first game in the top grade this campaign, Tyson backed up his batting performance with 2/28 with the ball - as reigning premiers Norths now drop to 0-4 this season.