Sports news from Bombala Cricket and Golf Club

Golf

Bombala ladies started the day playing a 9 Hole Stableford on Wednesday. Joy Douch had a good round winning with 21 pts. Gay Kennedy won NTP on the 5th.

Following golf the ladies had their Picnic Day and although numbers were down this year with some away and a couple sick, those attending had a great afternoon enjoying a lovely lunch and exchanging small Christmas gifts.

Saturday was a Par for a Club Trophy. There was a good roll up to start the day before the presentations following golf. Nick Ryan who was home for the weekend had a good round coming in with a +5. Balls were won by Nick, Clay Stewart +3, Mick Brown +1 and Chris Halligan square on a four way c/b. NTP was not won.

Sunday was a Stableford for Club Trophy. Numbers were down maybe the effect of a fun filled night. Ross Brown had a great day,( he didn't stay late ) Ross won with 42 pts. Balls were won by Ross, Ray Fermor 36 pts and Ray Crawford 34 pts. NTP on the 7th was not won.

Golf program

Ladies: Wednesday - Stableford for Club Trophy. Saturday, November 30 Ladies there is catering for a function.

Members: Saturday - Ball Drop Out. Club Trophy. Sunday - Stableford. Club Trophy.

Duty roster: Saturday - Clay Stewart.

Cricket

Coffey's toppled Bombala at Nimmitabel on Saturday afternoon, and with both teams coming off loses the previous week, it was an important matchup heading into the Christmas break.

Coffey's had no hesitation to bat first after winning the toss with the opening pair of Nathan Thompson and James Nichols going at better than a run a ball. Both were looking comfortable at the crease until a mix up between the wickets found Nichols short of his crease after a direct hit from Schofield.

After the opening stand of 96 was broken, Dale Cook strode to the crease and continued his good form but it was all Thompson as he took apart the Bombala attack, bringing up his century from 73 balls. He was eventually dismissed to a good catch for 133.

Cook brought up his much deserved half century but the re-introduction of George Power and Warren Thornton put Bombala back in the game with Power removing Cook for 67.

Nick Moon and Manus Choudhury kept the run rate at better than a run a ball until Choudhury was bowled for 18. Bombala did well in the last few overs, restricting Coffey's to 295 off their 45 overs after a 330+ score looked on the cards. Sullivan the pick of the Bombala attack taking 1/44 off 9.

With only eight players in the field, the Nimmitabel ground looked like the MCG for the Coffey's outfit but with 295 in the bank, it was going to be a tough chase for Bombala.

Isaac Horneman got Coffey's off to a great start, removing James Pratt to a good catch in the slips from Coffey's captain Nick Moon.

Bombala captain Sullivan and Adams steadied the ship and started to find the abundant gaps in the field. The pair took the score well past 100.

The next 15 overs seemingly would decide the match and it was Thompson who continued his dream day, removing Adams for 47. In his very next over, he removed the dangerous Sullivan caught in the deep for 61, and then Thornton to have Bombala in trouble at 4/141.

George Power kept the scoreboard moving and quietly went about rebuilding the innings for his side. He couldn't find any partners to stick with him as Choudhury bowled with excellent control to keep the tail order guessing.

Jacob Moon took two wickets in one over just prior to the second drinks break to put Coffey's in a commanding position.

Needing 100 runs off the final 15 overs, Power took the first three balls after drinks to the boundary, swinging the momentum slightly. However an over later, he skied a ball to J Moon who took a great caught and bowled to remove all hope for the home side for a well-made 47.

With the score at 8/206, Coffey's had all but wrapped up the match. A late cameo from Scott Schofield (27) and Bruce Chadderton (14) kept Coffey's out in the field just that little bit longer but the home side was eventually bowled out for 250. Thompson finishing with 4/50 and J Moon 3/41.

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