Cricket returns with double header round

Dylan Jordan took charge for the Knights on Sunday to secure a second straight win in a cricket double header weekend.
Dylan Jordan took charge for the Knights on Sunday to secure a second straight win in a cricket double header weekend.

The Knights have joined Bega-Angledale and Tathra sharing the top of the ladder after a double header weekend to open the Far South Coast Cricket draw's two-dayer draw.

Meanwhile, the Pambula Bluedogs unfortunately suffered back-to-back losses across the two games on Saturday and Sunday.

For Merimbula, the Knights took easy stock of the Black Cockatoos at Berrambool, finishing the opening innings with the visitors all-out for 62 after just over 30 overs.

With a modest target to chase, opener Brendan Daley piled on a quick 36 runs to lead the charge, while Tyler Gray-Thompson added a further 20 to the tally before his dismissal.

After a brief knock of 17 overs, the Knights rounded the required for a 3/63 win on Saturday.

Backing up on Sunday against South Euro, the Knights got to open the bat and built to a solid stand of 170 runs at Dalmeny.

Dylan Jordan scored a match best of 61 runs off 79 balls including three sixes and a further three boundaries.

And with a half-ton contribution from Mikael Hulme on 51 before he was stumped the Knights were already climbing past 150.

Aaron Miller, 13, and Zac Wells, 15, helped the tally with the club batting out its 40 overs to finish on 5/170.

A pair of Pirates got into the 20s as the host club made their reply, but cheap wickets in between cost South Euro with the club finishing all-out for 103.

Opener Alex Filmer-Smith had been run out for 25, while fellow opener Thilan Walgamage had been done in for a duck by a Dylan Lawson catch off a Dylan Jordan ball.

Darren Turvey also stood to put up some resistance, climbing to 21 runs before he was returned to the sheds lbw.

Jordan and Hulme continued their strong partnership, providing strength with the ball to each claim two wickets.

Meanwhile, for the Bluedogs, the club couldn't quite catch a solid target set by the Bega-Angledale Bulls on Saturday after the northern club posted a 7/164 opening innings.

The Bluedogs started to put some runs on the board, but could not match the run rate with a few wickets falling cheaply to finish for 93.

Then on Sunday, the Bluedogs came painfully close to running down a massive target set by the Black Cockatoos.

Kameruka bats Roland Jones-Whittem and Martin Butchers built a staggering partnership as Jones-Whittem belted his way to 138 and Butchers 85 for the innings.

The Black Cockatoos finished on 2/274.

While the Bluedogs dropped a few more wickets, they closed in on just 20 runs shy of the target at 8/254 after Harry McAlpin provided some heroics with a 120 run knock.

Full red ball two-dayers open on Saturday.