Round Three vs Bay and Basin
Tigers strong chase secures third win
Jason Bell continue his run scoring form on Saturday with 51 off only 29 deliveries.
A DYNAMIC run chase has allowed the Integrity Real Estate Bomaderry first grade to clinch a six-wicket win over Bay and Basin on Saturday at Bomaderry oval.
The win made it three in a row for the Tigers, as they remain undefeated alongside Nowra at the top of the SDCA first grade competition.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors worked through the new ball to have themselves in a good position early.
However first change bowlers Jason Bell and Ben Lynch worked well in tandem to restrict Basin and pick up some key wickets, finishing with 1/21 and 1/27 respectively off their nine overs.
Blake Munilla picked up two vital wickets before Matthew Bell continued his wicket taking form early in the year, snaring 4/4 off just three overs to bring an end to the visitor’s innings on 144.
Needing 145 for the win, Bomaderry openers Blake Munilla and Jason Bell took the attack to the Basin bowlers early.
Boundaries flowed before Bell was removed in the 10th over with the score at 92.
Bell made the quickest half-century by a Bomaderry batsman this year, reaching 51 in just 29 balls before being the first to be dismissed.
With the Tigers cruising, incoming batsman ensured they reached the target at a run rate better than five runs per over to ensure maximum points.
Munilla continue his good work before being dismissed for 60 off just 48 deliveries, which included 12 boundaries.
Two more quick wickets fell, but the run chase was never in doubt as Bomaderry passed the score in the 22nd over with six wickets to spare.
The Bomaderry Tyres second grade had the bye on Saturday after its round three match against Basin was moved to this Sunday at Bomaderry Oval due to ground changes.
However, the Bomaderry Bowling Club third grade recorded its first victory of the season following a seven-wicket win over Batemans Bay at Hanging Rock Oval.
The Tigers were put in the field first against the competition newcomers and were up to the task.
New ball bowler Gary Evans was at his miserly best, taking 2/13 off his eight overs while Tyrone Johnston finished with innings with 3/6 off 5.1 overs.
Nathan and Steve Wallace both managed to pick up two wickets as the home side was bowled out for 82 in the penultimate.
After losing a couple of early wickets, the Tigers controlled the run chase, which was lead by opening batsman, Dayne Johnston.
Johnston finished 33 not out and was well supported by Branko Milinkovac who hit two boundaries in 23.
Bomaderry passed the total with seven wickets in hand in the 29th over.
The junior Tigers have also been in good form of recent weeks with the under 16’s taking on Ulladulla at Ulladulla Sports Park on Saturday.
Coming off the back of two victories, the 16’s will be hoping to chase down Ulladulla’s total of 151 this weekend as they attempt to make it three straight wins to start the season.
The under 12’s are searching for their first victory of the year this weekend as they take on Sussex/Ulladulla at Bomaderry Sporting Complex.
A mammoth total of 307 was set last Saturday by the Tigers, largely thanks to John Bowern who scored 75 not out, including 11 boundaries and a six. John also backed up his performance with 46 on Sunday in the under 12’s rep game against Goulburn.
Also, a big congratulations to the Bomaderry under 10’s who won their first game of the season on Saturday.
Good luck to all teams playing this Saturday and for second grade on Sunday.
A reminder to all players, please inform your captain if you are unavailable before Thursday night so teams can be selected for the weekend.
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