Eden plundered by Pirates

Eden’s A grade cricket team has been plundered by the South Eurobodalla Pirates on Saturday.

Taking the long road trip to Dalmeny, the first innings didn’t go the way of the Reds with the top order being dismissed cheaply. 

Drew Mudaliar and Andrew Evelyn were both caught off the bowling of Nathan Schaefer for one run each. 

Matthew Bell put in a solid effort in the middle order to score 37 runs, while Mark Spink added 20 for Eden to stumble over the 100 run mark. 

Schaefer did nearly all the damage in the bowling attack claiming seven Eden wickets. 

In reply, Eden’s bowling managed to keep the Pirates quiet at the crease. 

However, the Pirates mustered their batsmen and crept over the total for first innings points. 

With the second innings resuming on Saturday, Eden took to the crease and aimed to set up a solid run chase early. 

Mudaliar made his intentions clear, driving 38 runs. 

The clever father son combination of Mark and Corey Spink added a deadly partnership, with Corey top scoring on 56. 

The lower order also put on a solid display and Eden declared at 8/193. 

With about 40 overs to play, and the Pirates requiring 188 for outright victory, Eden was quietly confident.

The Eden attack quickly had the Pirates in trouble, taking two quick wickets. 

The game looked wide open, but the Pirates proceeded to barricade the attack, only giving up one last wicket to finish at 3/78. 

The result sees the Pirates claim first innings points. 

Eden will now play against the Merimbula Knights on Saturday. 

The game starts at 1pm. 

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