Hall spell keeps Gong in the fight

HOWZAT: Gerringong's Manning Berry gets dismissed. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
HOWZAT: Gerringong's Manning Berry gets dismissed. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Lake Illawarra’s unbeaten season is under serious threat, with the team running into a red-hot Gerringong bowling attack.

The Lakers have appeared unbeatable for a number of weeks, however Saturday’s result proves this competition is not a one-horse race. 

Gerringong were bowled out for 100 before the match suddenly took a turn, with a Lachlan Hall double hat-trick reducing the Lakers to 7/39.  Lakers wicket keeper Ryan Maguire dug in for his side, ultimately making his way to a hard-earned 65 and helping his team limp to first-innings points. Lake Illawarra were all out for 118. 

A Mitchell Phelps century led Shellharbour (7/253) to first innings points and a comfortable 101-run lead against Oak Flats. Beau Chamberlain claimed figures of 4/59 with the Rats bowled out for 153.

The Rail became the third team of the day to claim first-innings points, with Dylan Rae (91*) leading the side to 5/157 at stumps. They bowled Kookas out for 103.