Jurd’s Jaw-Dropping 7/7

North accounted for South by 89 runs on Saturday at the Alma Oval in round two action from the Barrier District Cricket League (BDCL).

North captain Tobias Hack won the toss and sent his side into bat. Hack, along with fellow opener Riley Bomford put on 87 runs before the first wicket fell, with Hack dismissed for 39, LBW, the first of many LBW dismissals for the day.

“It was nice to get some runs. Riley and I have been working very hard to try and form a good opening partnership and get the team off to the best start possible,” North captain Tobias Hack told the Truth.

Bomford would go on to score a half century before having his stumps skittled by Nick Christos, with the score on 117.

“Riley [Bomford] batted really well to make 53 after getting a duck last week. It really shows a week is a long time in cricket,” Captain Hack said about Bomford’s half century.

Austin Wilson and Luke Hall would both show some resistance with each getting cores in the mid-20s, but South would bowl North out with three deliveries to spare, with the Bulldogs having 181 runs on the board.

Junaid Azam and Tristan Smith were the pick of the bowlers for South with figures of 3/46 and 3/38 respectively.

South would start slowly, and with the score on 12 Ben Jurd would trap Paul Nicholas leg before wicket for the first breakthrough for North. He would go on to trap both Binu Sebastian and Junaid Azam LBW consecutively in the next two deliveries to complete a remarkable hattrick of dismissals. Remarkable twice over because it was the second hattrick in as many rounds for the North Cricket Club.

Wickets fell at regular intervals for South following that, despite the best efforts of Tristen Smith (26) and Nick Christos (27) ending their innings all our for 92. Ben Jurd finished with incredible figures of 7/7, in a man of the match performance.

“Really good stuff from Ben to get 7/7. Every delivery was stump to stump. If people were missing it was hitting the stumps or rapping them on the pads,” the North captain continued.

Both sides will take a break next week as the annual Broken Hill vs Red Cliffs representative match takes place. Both sides return the following week in Twenty20 action as North take on West, and South taking on Central.

PICTURES: Stuart Kavanagh

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