Blainey Woodham

Terranora belts Pottsville batsmen

IT was an easy day at the office for Terranora as they claimed an outright victory in their LJ Hooker League encounter with Pottsville on Saturday.

After rolling past Pottsville’s meagre first inning total of 78, Terranora skipper Lee Baker declared at 7-174 and sent the home side back in to bat on day two of their clash at Seabreeze Oval.

After their first innings capitulation, Pottsville were determined to save face in their second dig.

But their resolve was short-lived with Sean Wilson (8) out early, caught by James Clark off a Baker pearler.

Wilson was quickly followed by captain Nick Watt, who spent as much time in the middle as it took him to get there; dismissed without scoring.

When Baker and Clark combined again to end Mark Goward’s (3) innings prematurely, Pottsville were reeling at 3-13.

Opener James Lewis provided some resistance, combining with Dan Thoms to bolster the scoreline before Thoms (7) fell to Corey McMahon and Pottsville slumped to 4-42.

The home side added just two more runs before McMahon struck again, this time sending Nathan Wilson (2) back to the pavilion after he edged it through to ‘keeper Andrew Ridgewell.

Ridgewell was involved in everything from there on as Pottsville’s embarrassing first innings were topped with second innings humiliation.

He first held on to the all-important wicket of Lewis who had chalked up 30 with little help, before stumping Paul Peterson (14) and Rory Wilson (0).

Pottsville’s pain lasted just 23 overs as they were bundled out for 70 runs, 24 runs shy of preventing an outright loss.

The defeat leaves Pottsville at the bottom of the ladder alongside Murwillumbah after two rounds.

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