SHOALHAVEN Ex-Servicemens have secured the first grade minor premiership after completing a remarkable outright victory against Bomaderry, in less than one day's play.
After winning the toss at Bomaderry Oval, the hosts elected to bat first - but this was the only aspect to go their way on the day.
Openers Ethan Adlington and Harrison Graham got the Tigers off to a handy start, reaching 19 before the latter was dismissed for four.
This was the start of the end for Bomaderry, who lost their next six wickets for just 15 runs, to be all out for just 34 - as the side were only playing with eight players on the day.
Nate Jones had a field day with the red ball, taking 5/9 from his 10.2 overs - six of which were maidens.
The other two wickets were taken by Mathew Ganderton (2/13).
In reply, Ex-Servos top three Chris Bramley (14), Sam Bagnall (four) and Ganderton (zero) all fell cheaply before Blake Munilla and Nathan Tyrrell steadied the ship.
The pair put on a 57-run fourth wicket partnership before Munilla (52) fell, just after making his first half century of the season - a knock which included seven boundaries and three sixes.
Three runs later, skipper Nathan Austin fell for zero - which led to him deciding to declare at 5/93, as the visitors chased the maximum points.
Stu Jeffrey (2/34) did all he could with the cherry for the hosts, while Matthew Hiriart (1/4), Sebastian Jeffrey (1/18) and Adlington (1/37) all claimed one scalp.
In their second innings, Bomaderry fared even worse, to be all out for 32- with Hiriart contributing 22 of them.
Jones completed a memorable 10 wicket haul for the match, by taking 5/8 from his six overs, which secured Ex-Servos outright win.
Ganderton (2/17) again claimed two wickets for the visitors.
"It was obviously a little unfortunate for Bomaderry to only have eight players, with a couple pulling out the day of, but we took it as an opportunity to make a statement going into finals," Ex-Servos skipper Nathan Austin said.
"All season our bowling has been our strength and Saturday was no different, as Nate Jones was outstanding.
"He took advantage of their young side, by bowling the right lines with pace - being rewarded with 10 wickets.
"Nate was well supported by Mat Ganderton, who was also dangerous, moving the ball a lot in the air."
As a result of the match wrapping up in one day, Austin's side will enjoy this weekend off before a likely semi-final clash with Ulladulla United at Hayden Drexel Oval the following weekend.
"Until a couple of weeks ago, we were probably questioning our batting a little but that strong win against Berry-Shoalhaven Heads gave us plenty of confidence," Austin said.
"We managed to build on that result against Bomaderry, which gives all the boys plenty of confidence heading into the semi-finals."