Pirates bowled over by Eden

standout: Martin Butchers provided great batting figures for Eden, scoring 44 not out as well as taking two wickets in a quick demolition of the Pirates.
standout: Martin Butchers provided great batting figures for Eden, scoring 44 not out as well as taking two wickets in a quick demolition of the Pirates.

Eden’s bowling attack almost entirely shut down the South Eurobodalla Pirates’ efforts on Saturday. 

The Pirates won the toss and elected to bat first, but were quickly put on the back foot by their hosts. 

The order slumped to finish all out on just 84 runs. 

Both openers were done within the opening 10 runs. 

Ironically, Tyrone Thomas took the first catch off the bowling of Tim Bowes, but in the next over the roles were reversed as Bowes landed the catch of Thomas’ bowling. 

The decimation of the order continued as Eden shut down the visitors to score less than 20 runs off the next five wickets. 

Thilan Walgamage provided the best result for the Pirates with 21 before he was run out. 

Dillon Smith and Matthew Klose added 14 and 11 respectively, but both were returned to the sheds by Eden keeper Rob Stevenson. 

Honours were shared among the Eden bowlers with Patrick Kearney featuring on 3/18, while Toby Timms and Martin Butchers each claimed a pair. 

At the crease, Eden’s opening pair had a wobbly start, but Butchers quickly righted the innings with a handy knock of 44 not-out. 

Andrew Evelyn was dismissed cheaply for six, but Thomas joined Butchers at the crease and scored 23 to cap off the innings in just the 18th over. 

Walgamage backed up his batting effort with the ball for the Pirates, taking two of the three wickets as Eden finished the day 3/89.

This weekend the Eden team will be on the road to meet Bermagui at Dickinson Oval on Saturday from 1pm.