First grade cricket scores

ROBERTSON-BURRAWANG and Bowral both took home wins in the second round of the first grade competition. 

TOP SCORER: Bowral's Partick Jackson scored 106 runs for the team in the first grade match against Mittagong on October 15. Photo: Lauren Strode.

TOP SCORER: Bowral's Partick Jackson scored 106 runs for the team in the first grade match against Mittagong on October 15. Photo: Lauren Strode.

Bowral played the second round match against Mittagong at Bradman Oval. 

Bowral was first up to bat. Newcomer Patrick Jackson top scored with 106 runs. Scott Woods was up next and took 63 runs which made for a strong opening partnership. 

At the end of the innings Bowral had scored 331 runs off 45 overs, but Mittagong were unable to chase Bowral down and were defeated by 235 runs. 

Bowral skipper Chris Weller said the team’s win was set up by their outstanding batting performance. 

“We had a massive opening partnership and we couldn’t have asked for much better. Jacko got us our first 100 for the club this season which was great,” he said. 

“Everyone in the team played a great game though and there were a lot of strong contributors.” 

Weller said that Cam Belshaw had an outstanding match with the ball, after he bowled 8 for 43 off nine overs. 

“Cam was outstanding and I think the match was the best of his career on the field. I think he put the game at bed after his bowling,” he said. 

Weller said that Mittagong showed a lot of potential despite their loss. 

“They are a developing side and I think if they put their heads and stick at it they will have some great games,” he said. 

In the other first grade fixture Robertson-Burrawang defeated the East Bowral Blues (EBBCC) at Lackey Road. The reigning premiers took a 185 run victory over The Blues.

East Bowral Blues captain Michael Heyhorn said the team could have played better.

“We batted fairly poorly and no one could stay in long enough to get any runs,” he said. 

Robertson were first to bat. Ben Wright was first up but was bowled out after he scored four runs. Sam Goodfellow was up next and scored 40 runs. Robertson skipper Nathan Wright led the way after he top scored with 141 runs. 

At the end of the innings Robertson finished with a total of 262 runs off 45 overs. The Blues were up next to bat but were only able to score 77 runs.

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