Seniors chase early Christmas present

Eight senior teams will have the chance to add an early piece of silver wear to their trophy cabinets tomorrow when the top two teams in each grade fight it out in the one-day cricket finals.

It’s the first time the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association has held the one-day deciders prior to Christmas, and an end of year party atmosphere is expected to attract a healthy crowd to each of the four games.

Bomaderry Oval will be the scene for the main event, a first grade match where Bomaderry will try to stave off the fast finishing Ex-Servicemen. Bomaderry will need to bounce back from last weekend’s shock loss to Bay and Basin to have any chance of defeating the Ex-Servo side that is on a winning roll.

At Berry Sporting Complex the second grade battle between Berry- Shoalhaven Heads and Nowra should be a cracker. Nowra is disappointed its first grade team was bundled out of a finals appearance after their shock loss to Berry, robbing them of a chance to have a team in all four grades.

Sussex Inlet won the right to host Nowra in the third grade clash at Sussex Inlet Oval, while the fourth grade sides of Bomaderry and Nowra will go head to head at Artie Smith Oval.

We asked each of the competing captains what they thought of their opposition. Read what they had to say in today’s Behind the Stumps which starts on page 23.

DOWN TO THE WIRE: Saturday’s first grade one day final is expected to provide an edge of the seat finale. Players down the batting order like Matt Ganderton (pictured) may hold the key to success.

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