Jets’ opening bowlers leave Rats rattled

Gerringong first grade are in a strong position after day one of their two-day match against Oak Flats.

Some outstanding bowling from the Jets’ opening bowlers had the Rats rattled from ball one and were all out for 83, with James Hayman taking an outstanding 7-39 from 16 overs and well supported by Lachlan Hall (3-23 off 12 overs).

The Jets batsmen then found some form after a couple of lean weeks reaching 4-183 at the end of the days play (Jacob Barnes 73no, Brendan Piggott 41 and Liam Turner 24no).

Gerringong second grade battled hard but were outclassed by Jamberoo’s 1st XI. Batting first, the Jamberoo side reached 6-269 from their 50 overs (James St Quintin 2-42, Stuart Quine 2-57.

The Jets lost three early wickets but some creditable contributions by the middle and lower order gave the Jets some chance, however they were eventually bowled out for 191 in the 43rd over (Dominic Cooper 40, Paul Berry 36, Stuart Quine 32).

Gerringong fourth grade bounced back against competition leaders Shellharbour with a fine victory.

With Shellharbour batting first, the Jets bowlers maintained the pressure on the Shellharbour batsmen throughout their innings and were able to bowl them out for 158 (Brad Speering 3-13, Nick Ryan 2-24, Silas Lightfoot 1-18).

As was the case last week, the Jets started poorly again and were 4-5 at one point, however a fine partnership of 116 between Dan Buchanan and Silas Lightfoot (38) steered the Jets out of trouble and in the end they reached the total comfortably at 5-163 from 29 overs.

The highlight was a magnificent man of the match century by Dan Buchanan with his 103no.

The Gerringong U16A’s (Combined side with Albion Park and Lake Illawarra) match against Dapto is evenly poised after the first day. The combined side batted first and were bowled out for 112 from 31.3 overs. Dapto were 4-30 from 16 overs at the close of play with Gerringong’s Fletcher taking two early wickets.

The Gerringong U14A’s have ended a run of loses with a win over Albion Park. A strong team bowling performance by Gerringong saw the bowl out Albion Park for 38 from 22 overs (Owen Wall 2-2, Solomon Northey 1-4, Joel Spain 1-4, Lachy Weir 1-5). The Jets made tough work of the chase though, losing regular wickets, however a steading innings by Will Speering (11no) steered them home, reaching 6-39 from 15 overs.

The Gerringong U12s team have maintained their grip on fourth position with a solid performance against Kiama Gold. Batting first, the Jets were bowled out in the 29th over for 82 (Elijah Chapman 31, Hayden Buchanan 12). With only a modest total to defend the Jets needed something special, and captain Abbey Speering delivered with an incredible hatrick (3-2 from 4 overs) and Nate Smith also putting in easily his best performance of the season (3-6 from 3 overs). The Cavaliers were eventually bowled out for 60.

The Gerringong U11 Green team have lost their second match of the year against Albion Park Green. Albion Park batted first and scored 5-122 from their 20 overs. Gerringong chased valiantly but ultimately fell short in the run chase reaching 8-96 from their 20 overs.

The Gerringong U11 Gold team have won a high scoring match against The Rail Red. The Rail batted first and amassed 8-129 from their 20 overs (Vincent Sherrell 2-10, Sol Parker 1-7, Tom Peterson 1-10). The young Jets team batted brilliantly reaching 5-139 from their 20 overs (Sol Parker 28no, Vincent Sherrell 13, Ari Smith 12no).

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