Far South Coast two-day cricket launches 

THE two-day season has started for the Far South Coast Cricket Association’s A grade competition.

The Bega/Angledale Bulls have opened their account well, taking first innings points against rivals Tathra.

Bulls captain Dave Allen said he was excited for the season to resume and looked forward to the next round on Saturday.

“Bega won the toss and batted first against Tathra, we were bowled out for 95 at George Griffin Oval,” Allen said.

Andrew Dedman top scored for the Bulls with an impressive 51.

Chris Dwyer had his radar on for Tathra, picking up four wickets.

However, Allen said a fantastic turnaround from the Bulls in the field had Tathra reeling.

“We proceeded to roll Tathra for 55 and are currently 2/62 in our second dig.”

Allen said he was pleased with the effort from his team, especially since many were backing up from duties in the Bendigo Bank Big Bash on Friday night.

Jack Allen and Greg Longmore both took three wickets each to keep Tathra quiet at the crease.

“Bega now has a great chance to obtain outright victory against Tathra, but with quality players like [Adam] Blacka and [Ben] O’Reilly, nothing can be taken for granted,” he said.

Meanwhile, the South Eurobodalla Pirates have upset the Merimbula Knights in the opening innings of their A grade clash.

“A decision by the Knights to send the Pirates into bat backfired as South Eurobodalla piled on 230 in their first dig and have Merimbula at 1/20 at stumps,” Allen said.

Matt Corbett and Dean Friskin both headed up the Pirates’ assault, scoring 51 and 46 respectively.

Pambula is also shaping up for an upset victory over Eden – at Eden.

“Pambula compiled a very respectable 171, in reply Eden are in deep trouble at 6/72," Allen said.

Dylan Cook led the batting for Pambula with 62, with Shane Garrett backing up his Big Bash performance with 38.

Meanwhile, Eden's Reece Wheeler put in a strong showing with his bowling, claiming five wickets.

The second innings of the round will take place this Saturday, with games starting from 1pm. 

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