BERRY-Shoalhaven Heads has moved into second spot on the first grade ladder thanks to a commanding five-wicket win against Nowra on Saturday.
After the action was rained out on day one, the fixture turned into a 45-over game with second innings bonus points.
Despite winning the toss and choosing to bat first at the Nowra Showground, hosts Nowra were all out for 122 in the 32nd over.
Glenn Brandon (3-26) was the chief destroyer for the Magpies, with Jacob Temple (2-14), Daniel Troy (2-15) and Cooper Bramley (2-27) also securing multiple wickets.
The final wicket was claimed by Daniel Watson (1-38).
The visitors made light work of the chase, reaching 5-127 in the 40th over.
Troy top-scored for the Magpies with 29 not out, while Alec Dobson hit 28.
Peter King (two wickets), Michael Coulter (one) and Kurt Quinlan (one) were Nowra's wicket-takers.
The other match between Batemans Bay and North Nowra-Cambewarra at Hanging Rock Oval ended in a draw due to wet conditions - while Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens had the bye in round nine.
As such, with one round to play before finals, Norths (87 points) are in first, ahead of Berry (70), Batemans Bay (68), Ex-Servos (57) and Nowra (51).
In the final round of the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association season, Berry hosts Ex-Servos, Norths play Nowra and the Bay has the bye.
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