BATEMANS Bay were unable to capitalise on their strong start and found themselves in the losing corner once again when they met Bomaderry at Lighthouse Oval.
There were much more positive signs for Batemans Bay early on after they were bowled out for just 47 last week, with their openers Gavin Ladmore and Aaron Bennett getting them off to a flyer.
It was a touch slog early on for the Bomaderry bowlers in the heat as Ladmore and Bennett made the most of a fast outfield, but they were not able to keep momentum for long.
Thanks to two run outs in a short space of time, things soon went pear-shaped for Batemans Bay and they were never able to recover.
After reaching 0/55, Bennett was caught short of his round while attempting a run, before Ladmore was dismissed for 36 in an unlucky fashion.
Ladmore was short of his ground when backing up after bowler Ben Lynch got a deflection onto the stumps and all of a sudden, Batemans Bay were 2/61.
Matt Sethi and skipper Andrew Malcolm set about trying to rebuild, but when Malcolm was out for 10 it was all downhill from there.
More salt was added to the wound when Marc Stiller was out for a duck in what was their third run out of the innings.
Sethi was the only other batsman to reach double figures with 28 as they were bowled out for 125.
Matt Lees took three quick wickets for Bomaderry with 3/8 from five overs, while John Muggleton did plenty of damage with 3/21.
With a rather modest total set for victory, Bomaderry wasted no time in their chase and needed only 26.3 overs to reach their target, three wickets down.
While they lost Jason Bell early, it was his fellow opener Blake Munilla who did all the damage; smashing 10 boundaries in his unbeaten knock of 78.
Andrew Malcolm was the best of the bowlers for Batemans Bay with 2/33 from five overs.
The loss means Batemans Bay remain without a win in the Shoalhaven, but will fancy their chances next weekend when they play Bay and Basin at Sancutary Point, while Bomaderry have a tough trip to Berry to take on the in-form Magpies.