Quiet day at the office for Dogs, Knights

Morgan Jackson cleaned up four wickets for the Bluedogs in their win over the South Euro Pirates, while the Knights made quick work of a weakened Wolumla.
Morgan Jackson cleaned up four wickets for the Bluedogs in their win over the South Euro Pirates, while the Knights made quick work of a weakened Wolumla.

Both the Merimbula Knights and Pambula Bluedogs posted first division wins in the cricket on Saturday.

The Knights had an extremely quick day in the office, chasing down a modest target by Wolumla in just seven overs.

Meanwhile, the Bluedogs took about twice that - keeping the South Eurobodalla Pirates to a modest mark of their own, while taking just 14 overs to chase the result with no wickets lost.

At Berrambool Oval, the Knights lined up against an under-strength Wolumla outfit - with just nine players on the field - on Saturday and quickly had the visitors on the back foot as wickets fell cheaply.

Reece Moulden at three provided the first real resistance with 11 runs before a Zac Harlow catch returned him to the sheds.

It would not be until a tail end 12 from Aiden Joiner salvaged anything for the Wolumla club, but with a pair of ducks the damage had been done as the Clydesdales capitulated for 47 runs.

Dylan Jordan had dominated with the ball to take figures of three for just 12 runs, while Zac Harlow and Matt Priem had both secured two wickets apiece.

Priem opened the batting for the Knights and was in turn dismissed himself by an lbw call on 12 runs off the bowling of Jed Richards.

However, a quick 28 not-out from Zac Harlow and a further eight not-out from Tyler Gray-Thompson brought the game to a quick end with the Knights at 1/54 in just over seven overs.

Meanwhile in Pambula, the Pirates provided a stiffer resistance based largely on 42 runs by opener Dean Smith.

Contributions by Elijah Blair on 14 and Josh Piper's 17 helped the Pirates to triple figures, while the Bluedogs had done some plundering of their own with a swag of cheap wickets.

Morgan Jackson had cleaned up four for 27 runs including two maidens in his eight over stint, while Brendon Reynolds cleaned out the tail-end cheaply picking up three wickets for 26 including two ducks.

Pambula openers Sean Smith and Tom Hammond settled in for a quick stint at the crease and got to grips with everything the Pirates could sling at them.

The pair finished on 51 and 50 not-out respectively with one extra in the mix as the Bluedogs ran down a finish of 0/102 after just 14 overs.

The Bluedogs will face competition leading Tathra on Saturday after a good string of results has seen them climb to third on the ladder.

The Knights will look to retain second place on the table when they face Bermagui.