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Batemans Bay’s second grade cricket team have an opportunity to topple competition leaders Berry, after restricting their opponents to less than 200 at Hanging Rock on Saturday.
Wickets were evenly shared amongst the Bay bowlers, as they dismissed Berry-Shoalhaven Heads for 193 in the 59th over.
Captain Steve Knight said he was pleased the team were able to continue their momentum from the week before.
“I think we are improving week by week,” he said.
“Our bowlers are consistently putting teams on the back foot, and our fielding has also been good.”
It could have been much worse for the visitors who, at one stage, found themselves at 6/76.
A top score of 40 from number eight Lloyd Herron brought some respectability to the Beery score, as they set the Bay 194 for victory.
Mitch Hockey, Praveen Varghese and Josh Lee grabbed two wickets each for the Bay.
In response, the home side are 1/12 after 12 overs, with Jack Gallen the man out.
With two of Berry’s premier bowlers set to return for the side this week, Knight is under no illusions about the task facing his team.
“It’s not going to be easy,” he said.
“We will have to bat really well and make sure we are able to build partnerships throughout the innings.
“There is plenty of time to secure victory.”
The Bay thirds had a much easier time of it in their round 11 game against North Nowra Cambewarra at Ray Abood Village Green.
After bowling their opponents out for 82 inside of 50 overs, they were able to secure a six wicket win in teh 29th over of their innings.
Tom Purcell top scored for the side with an unbeaten 29.
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