Eden cricketers do battle with Pirates

The Eden A grade cricket team was on the road on Saturday to take on the South Eurobodalla Pirates at Dalmeny. 

Far South Coast Cricket media officer Dave Allen said the Pirates sent the visitors in to bat after winning the toss. 

“Matt Corbett sent them in, his decision was soon vindicated,” Allen said. 

Opening pace bowler Nathan Schaefer made short work of the opening line up from Eden. 

Schaefer claimed seven wickets for just 24 runs. 

Eden was reeling with the total measuring just over 100. 

Matt Bell top scored for Eden on 37 and Mark Spink capably added 20 to the proceedings. 

The Pirates opened up an early chase with Dean Friskin at the fore on 35 runs. 

However, that’s when Bell got to work again. 

Bell claimed five Pirates wickets for just 41 runs. 

With the home side at 6/75 the scores were wide open again. 

Allen said it was “handy” contributions from the Pirates lower order that nudged them over the line. 

“The Pirates were able to limp over the line, being bowled out for 116,” Allen said. 

With the scores almost dead-locked both teams are in the running for outright points. 

Eden will start Saturday’s game on 0/12. 

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