RYAN Henry played a starring role with bat and ball at Ray Aboud Village Green as Nowra scored an upset win over North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroon in the semi final.
After he and Cameron Fernie each made half-centuries on Saturday, Henry went on to claim 4/35, including a hat-trick to bowl his side to victory yesterday.
The wet weather was clearly making it difficult for the fielding side, with a number of catches going down during the day.
Fernie was the first to retire on 52 from 60 balls and was soon followed by Henry, who finished with 55 not out from 45 balls, after coming back in at the end of the innings.
Norths finally enjoyed some success after Fernie and Henry retired, with Damian Spelta picking up three wickets, while Matthew Apps took two as Nowra reached 8/186 at stumps.
Norths were going great guns in their run chase on Sunday morning and looked odds on to win when they were 4/177.
Ben Seyffer (25) Luke Huard (20) Hayden Strand (24) and Matthew Apps (23) all made starts, while Kaleb Phillips retired on 50.
But it all fell apart in the middle and lower order for Norths, who lost 6/1 to be all out for 178.
Clayton Hewitt (3/20) did plenty of damage, before Henry finished things off to secure a remarkable victory.
While rain had no affect on Ulladulla’s clash with Batemans Bay at Lighthouse Oval, the visitors were probably wishing it had.
Batemans Bay made a poor start after being sent in, slumping to 2/2 early.
They had a slight resurgence thanks to Harry Shannon (17) and Liam Macpherson (20) but they were soon in trouble again when both fell in quick succession.
Lachlan Harrington (11) was the only other batsman to make double figures as they were eventually bowled out for just 75.
Zac Jones (4/14) and Kyle Jarrett (3/12) did the most damage for Ulladulla.
It was pretty smooth sailing for Ulladulla on day two as they reached 4/81 from 26 overs, with Jared Smith making 31 not out.
The results now mean Nowra and Ulladulla will go head to head in next week’s decider.