BAY and Basin have moved into second of the ladder after a strong 17-run win against Bomaderry at Bomaderry Oval on Saturday.
The Dolphins won the toss and elected to have the first crack with the willow.
Behind half centuries from opener Michael Burgess (76) and Brad Miller (67 not out), as well as a handy 13 from skipper Darren O'Keefe, the Dolphins reached 188 from their 35.5 overs.
Four Tigers took two wickers, including Dan Roth (2/11), Mathew Bell (2/21), Robert Mirabito (2/26) and Charles Gardner (2/46) - as Jackson Ingram (1/20) and Sebastian Jeffrey (1/62) took one each.
In reply, the hosts started strongly, thanks to knocks from openers Harrison Graham (29) and Roth (25).
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But once they left the crease, only Greg Wellington reached double figures (16), as the hosts were all out for 171 in the 39th over.
With the cherry, both O'Keefe (3/15) and Michael Dolby (3/62) proved dangerous - as Luke Gogerly (2/27), Troy Cole (1/29) and Liam O'Brien (1/30) also took wickets, in the visitors' third win of the campaign.
Basin was just one of three visiting teams that won on the road on Saturday, along with Batemans Bay, who downed Sussex Inlet.
At the Thompson Street Sports Complex, the visitors won the toss and sent the hosts in.
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On the back of a half century by middle-order batsmen Callum Franchi (53), as well as strong contributions from Geoff Benning (31 not out), Paul Kezik (30) and Lachlan Adlington (24), Sussex posted 195 from their 38.3 overs.
Pat Griffin was the pick of the Bay's bowlers with 3/32, as Luke Condon (2/23) and Justin Rumble (2/50) also claimed multiple scalps.
The other two wicket-takers were Stephen Knight (1/2) and Brad Hancock (1/47).
The hosts' total wasn't nearly enough, as an unbeaten ton by opener Ryan Hall (104 not out) steered the Bay to 6/197 after 37.5 overs.
Hall was well supported by Darcy Knight (44) in the run chase, while Mitchell Davis took three wickets for the hosts.
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The grade's final match was won by North Nowra-Cambewarra against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Hayden Drexel Oval.
Norths won the toss and chose to bat, reaching 8/255 from their 40 overs, with James Biggs (91), Jack Walsh (35) and Marley Arthur (28) starring.
Ex-Servos skipper Gary Fuss (4/41) did what he could with the ball, as John Guscott (2/37) and Shane Halliday (1/43) made notable contributions.
In reply, despite starts from John Bowern (35), Luke Jurancic (29), Vik Dalal (25), James Godwin (22), Aaron Van Essen (20) and Fuss (18), the hosts were all out for 175 in the 35th over.
Tobias Hanger (3/38) led from the front for Norths, as Matt Hickmott (2/26), Jarryd Madden (2/39), Blake Dixon (1/17) and Biggs (1/52) all bowled sharply in the win.
Next week, Ex-Servos host Sussex, Norths battle Basin and Bay take on Bomaderry.