COMPETITION front-runners North Nowra-Cambewarra secured their sixth win for the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association fourth grade season on Saturday, by defeating Sussex Inlet by 50 runs.
At the Thompson Street Sporting Complex, Norths won the toss and elected to bat first.
Behind 69 not out from Matt Guyatt and 27 from Dylan Hattley, Norths posted 5-170 from their 40 overs.
The pick of the bowlers for the hosts was Malcolm Granger, who finished with 3-31 from his six overs.
In reply, Sussex started slowly, falling to 4-23 in the early stages.
Despite a courageous 49 not out from Adam Sargood, Sussex never recovered and was all out for 120 in the 36th over.
Cooper Luke took 3-15 for Norths, with Greg Sweet (2-11) and Benjamin Morris (2-18) claiming two wickets each in the win.
Sitting just behind Norths on the ladder after 11 rounds is Batemans Bay, who accounted for Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens at Zealand Oval.
Batting first, Ex-Servos made just 48 despite 14 from opener William Economos.
Tyler Frawley caused most of the carnage with the cherry, taking 6-9 from his five overs.
The other four wickets were shared between Phil Rotherham (2-5) and Bailey King (2-6).
The Bay made light work of the chase, reaching 4-49 in the 19th over, thanks to 21 not out from Mark Tuckwell.
Stan Economos (2-22) did all he could for Ex-Servos in the loss.
The final match of the round saw Ulladulla United defeat Berry-Shoalhaven Heads at Lighthouse Oval.
On the back of Eddie Lee's 53 and Shanky Verma 48, United posted a huge total of 7-210 from their 40 overs.
The lone multiple wicket-taker for Berry was Dino Dicembre (2-29).
In response, Berry gave it their all but ended at 7-163 from their allocated overs.
Leading the way for the Magpies was Matthew Watson (55) and Craig Ingram (51), while David Clarke (2-19), Alex Eggins (2-20) and Kane Morgan (2-29) all secured two scalps for United.
That win by United sees them leapfrog Berry into fourth - with Ex-Servos sitting in third.
Next round, Ex-Servos host Sussex, Berry plays the Bay and Norths entertain United.