IT may have taken eight rounds but Bomaderry is finally on the board in second grade, after defeating Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens by one wicket on Saturday.
The hosts at Bomaderry Oval won the toss and elected to bowl first - which paid immediate dividends as Robert Mirabito dismissed John Bowern for a golden duck.
Despite falling to 2/6, following Vik Dalal's dismissal for three, the visitors steadied and reached 8/170 from their 37 rain-affected overs.
Leading the way was skipper Gary Fuss (38), as Aaron Van Essen (28), Scott Cusack (23 not out), James Godwin (23) and Alec Cooper (22) all reached double figures.
In his first game in Tigers colours, Adam Weller took 3/34, as Sebastian Jeffrey (1/22), Charles Gardner (1/23), Mirabito (1/33) and Ben Minnis (1/34) all claimed one scalp.
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In reply, Weller backed up his performance with the ball, to top-score with 44 - as the Tigers reached the target 9/174 in the 30th over.
Greg Wellington (28), Jack Pritchett (22) and Minnis (20 not out) also made solid contributions with the bat in the win.
Fuss (3/23), Luke Jurancic (2/38) and Shane Phillis (2/42) did all the could in the loss.
At the Bernie Regan Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet handed leaders North Nowra-Cambewarra their first loss of the season.
After choosing to bat first, the visitors posted 160 from their 39.3 overs, on the back of knocks from Jake Westley (49), Daniel Lea (34) and Brett Fernie (24).
James Biggs continued his strong start to the season by taking 3/25, as Troy Sweet and Zac Blackwell took 2/11 and 2/23 respectively.
In their chase though, Norths crumbled to be all out for 93, with only Jack Walsh (23), Blackwell (14) and Biggs (13) offering any resistance to the Sussex attack.
Nathan Tye (3/19) was the star, as Stephen Jones (2/13) and Troy Gillespie (2/17) were also instrumental in the win.
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The final match, between Batemans Bay and Bay and Basin, at Hanging Rock, sensationally ended in a tie.
The Dolphins won the toss, elected to bat first and made 8/172, thanks to Liam O'Brien (56), Nathan Thorn (50) and Michael Burgess (37).
For the hosts, Darcy Knights (2/19), Pat Griffin (2/23), Sam Lee (2/26) and Marc Stiller (2/29) all took two wickets with the red ball.
In response, the Bay was cruising early, thanks to Sean Griffin (26), Daniel Smith (24) and Lachlan Malcolm (23).
But only James Dickson (21) managed to keep the run-rate ticking over, as the hosts ended their 40 overs at 8/172 - seeing the match finished in a tie.
O'Brien (2/28), Troy Cole (2/30) and Thorn (2/33) all bowled strongly for the Dolphins on Saturday.