NORTH Nowra first grade cricket club captain Justin Weller cleaned up Ulladulla United virtually on his own last Saturday at Lighthouse Oval in a one-sided affair.
With United sent into bat on a flat wicket, it wasn’t long before the opening pair were despatched.
George Walker was removed at square leg after a misdirected hook then Aaron Wester was trapped in front as United wobbled at 2 for 7 after five overs.
Sam Lee and Harley Bell, both left-handers then attempted to lift the run rate.
They were making a fine fist of it before Bell was caught on the boundary for a fighting 47 leaving the score at 3 for 81.
Then Lee, with equal polish and belligerence, drove fiercely through mid-off for several boundaries in his innings of 30 before Weller had him removed with a skidding delivery at 4 for 96.
After Peter King (15) showed some resistance, the remaining batsmen all fell cheaply.
United limped into the sheds all out for a paltry 134 after Weller, the destroyer, took 5 for 36 during several dynamic spells.
In reply, Nowra also got off to a terrible start when both their openers farewelled at 2 for 8.
However, once Weller and Shane Bell started the onslaught, Nowra were always going to reach United’s low score with plenty of wickets in hand.
The stumps were finally drawn at 3 for 143 after Weller (79) and Bell (21) gave Nowra first innings points, with both players remaining not out.
An outstanding performance by Weller.