CAMDEN Haven produced an improved all-round performance to knock over Wauchope and get its first twenty20 win of the season on Saturday.
Haven won by 22 runs at Andrews Park, dismissing Wauchope for 122 after scoring 144 batting first. Haven dropped just two catches in the field.
Better batting was also at the heart of the win, and Chris Yewdall got Camden Haven off to the perfect start. Yewdall belted them to all parts of the field in his 48-run innings.
Such was his strong start, Yewdall had his team at 0-40 after just five overs. He was eventually bowled by Andrew Murrell for 48.
Captain Nathan Kerr said Yewdall was in need of some runs. “He was going for three ducks in a row before today,” he said.
Owen Geard was Camden Haven’s next best. He made 21 before Murrell had him caught behind.
Murrell took three wickets in his four overs, conceding 35 runs. Mark Fog took 2-23 from four.
During the innings break, Kerr made the bold prediction 144 would be enough.
Wauchope skipper Todd Dalton said the chase would be a tough one. “I thought 150 [would be a good score],” he said. “On a flat deck like that.”
The defence got off to an awesome start when Daniel Minns took a screamer. Fielding at second slip, he back-pedalled under a high ball before diving and reeling the catch in with one hand.
The match was the only one played in the Hastings River District Cricket Association first grade competition.