Pemberton’s competitive total of 179 fired by a century from Peter Bamess was not enough to hold off Forestry at home on Sunday. Pemberton captain Riley Liddelow won the toss and chose to bat. With Anthony Ellis dismissed early for just two runs Liddelow came out to bat and struggled against the quality bowling of Brock Tempra and Duncan Wells (1-20 off nine overs). Nick Mills came in at number five for Pemberton and batted well, putting on a 60-run partnership with Peter Bamess. Mills was dismissed by Forestry captain Jethro Namnik on his way to Forestry’s best figures for the game of 4-53 off nine overs. Bamess found boundaries regularly against a strong Forestry attack, belting his way to 109 before also being bowled by Namnik. Pemberton finished with a competitive total of 179. Forestry went in to bat with an attacking mindset but with opener Reece Edwards dismissed for just seven Pemberton were in a good position. Kayne Aitken then smashed 49 off just 39 balls before being caught behind off Jesse Mills. Brock Tempra (47) and Duncan Wells (71) then met at the crease to form what would be a match-winning partnership of 113 runs with boundaries a regular occurrence. All the Pemberton bowlers struggled with the ball and Forestry made light work of the 179 runs set for them to chase. They passed the score at the end of the 26th over with 19 remaining in a dominant display by the top of the table side.