HAVING the advantage of winning the toss and batting first on a hard wicket was enough for the Shoalhaven Ex-Servos first grade side to dominate a depleted Ulladulla United side last Saturday in the T20 match at Hayden Drexel Oval.
Ex-Servos batsmen hit freely and drove hard at the worthy United attack from the outset.
The home side seemed in control from the opening overs as Ulladulla United bowlers Angus Rutherford, Matt Shea, Dale Ramsden and Wes Holmes struggled to maintain control.
Ex-Servos quickly got onto the front foot to be 2 for 73, then declared at 4 for 166.
Rutherford 1-30, Holmes 2-38 and Matt Shea 1-21 shared the wickets between them.
United’s openers Harley Bell and George Walker began quietly before Bell left the match on 12 after being snared at mid-off with the score at 1 for 28.
Walker (27) was then caught in the gully at 2 for 56 before Wes Holmes was yorked first ball as the United side staggered at 3 for 56.
Brad Field came to the wicket in a rampant mood and quickly raced to 14 before holing out in the deep.
Sam Lee followed and steadied the ship for several overs for a valuable 26 with crack wicketkeeper Rocky Lavalle later departing on 17 before Shane Harris (8) and Dale Ramsden (0) witnessed the end as United totalled 8 for 120, beaten by 46 runs.
This Saturday at Lighthouse Oval, the annual T20 big bash starts at 1pm with United facing Nowra in the opener and later taking-on Berry Magpies at 4pm in the afternoon slog-fest.