Southern Eurobodalla takes the chocolates in local derby | PHOTOS

The Southern Eurobodalla Cricket Club knocked over a shorthanded Bermagui Cricket Club in a local derby at Bodalla Oval on Saturday, December 1.

Bermagui traveled north with just nine players, leading to an interesting field with only one man on the leg side.

Southern Eurobodalla took advantage of the shortage, as the top order charged out of the blocks. Geordie McEvoy was the main force early, scoring a quick-fire 25 before being caught at point.

Dean Friskin joined Alexander Filmer-Smith at the crease, and the pair built a match-winning partnership of 119.

Friskin was aggressive on strike, showing off his array of shots in a inning-high total of 68. Filmer-Smith was more measured in his approach, but he also brought up a half-century.

Bermagui eventually removed both men, but a solid innings of 28 not out from Elijah Blair helped guide Southern Eurobodalla to a total of 7/218.

The run chase got off to a shaky start for Bermagui, as opener Kane Parsons departed early for just four runs.

Jason Berry and Liam Cooper were tasked with steadying the ship, and they slowly flipped the match in their favour.

Berry (36) and Cooper (57) were both on top of the bowling for long periods, but when Berry was removed to make the score 2/114, Bermagui’s resistance broke.

Joel Anderson chipped in with 21, but Southern Eurobodalla quickly ripped through the middle order to register a 50-run win.