DOMINANT: Sussex Inlet young gun Kyle Jarrett smashes one away during his unbeaten knock of 85 against Nowra. Photos: PATRICK FAHY THIRD grade was relatively unaffected by the rain on the weekend, with three of the four schedules games going ahead.
Sussex Inlet retained their spot at the top of the ladder with a convincing win over Nowra at Sussex Inlet Oval.
Sussex were led by young gun Kyle Jarrett who smashed an unbeaten 85 as they amassed 6/186 from their 40 overs.
It was Jarrett’s first half-century in senior cricket and he had some good support from Brett Fernie (36) and skipper Dave Goodwin (34).
Jarrett continued his good day, taking 2/22 with the ball as Nowra were rolled for 89 in reply.
Shane Bate (2/12) and Jake Westley (2/18) chipped in with two wickets each.
It was a bit of a thriller over at Lighthouse Oval where Bomaderry held on for a four-run win over Ulladulla United.
Bomaderry batted first, where they made 6/192 from their 40 overs.
Opener Stephen Wallace (32) got things off to a strong start before Adam Pritchett (44) and Kealan Blattner (29) kept the scoreboard ticking over in the middle order.
TOP NOTCH: Adam Pritchett top scored for Bomaderry with 44 in their win over Ulladulla.
Chris Barford (2/22) and Keith Jones (2/28) were the best of the bowlers for Ulladulla.
Ulladulla’s run chase got a off to a strong start thanks to Chris Barford (64), but otherwise there was little resistance form the top order.
They slumped to 8/138 before Steve Donohue (58 not out) and Max Eggins (7 not out) combined to bring them within a whisker of victory.
Donohue and Eggins put on a partnership of 50, but at 8/188 they were just four runs short of their target when the 40 overs were completed.
Ben Lynch (3/32) was the pick of the bowlers for Bomaderry, while Don Kennedy was next best with 2/29.
Down at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay had no luck breaking their losing streak, succumbing to their eight consecutive loss against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen.
Andrew Wilson (46) was the top scorer as Ex-Servos racked up 6/194 from their 40 overs.
There were a number of other handy contributions from Luke Jurancic (34 not out), Ben Guyer (30) and Shawn Higgins (28), while Shaun Creswell (4/45) was the best bowler for the Bay.
Corey McAlpin (48) and Creswell (34) fought hard in the run chase, but the Bay could only manage 9/149 from their 40 overs.
Shawn Higgins (2/19) was the best bowler for Ex-Servos, while Andrew Wilson and Luke Jurancic each grabbed 2/27.
The clash between North Nowra-Cambewrra and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads at Ray Abood Village Green was abandoned without a ball bowled.
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