Gerringong, Oak Flats set up with quickfire tons

SOUTH COAST CRICKET

Powerhouse batting performances have Gerringong-Jamberoo and Oak Flats on target for first-innings points in this afternoon's second day of round 11 in South Coast cricket.

Oak Flats opener Kieran Gray blasted 175 - the highest score of the season - against Warilla. And Gerringong-Jamberoo skipper David Reid hammered 109 against The Rail.

Oak Flats will defend 318 this afternoon, and even on the small Oakleigh Park ground it will take a special batting effort for the fourth-placed Warilla to chase down the target.

Gerringong-Jamberoo posted 314-6 on day one, with the young The Rail team to resume at 27-1.

Meanwhile, leaders Lake Illawarra took first-innings points from third-placed Albion Park at Howard Fowles Oval.

Lakers skipper Shane Cody said his side had plenty of motivation to keep winning, and the Lakers take a 31-run lead into the second day, with seven wickets in hand.

The Lakers dismissed The Park for 112 on day one and resume at 143-3 with Nathan Tyrrell returning to the crease unbeaten on 60.

Finally, Shellharbour face a critical day in their season needing another 107 runs for victory against Kiama with seven wickets in hand at Tom Willoughby Oval.

Chasing 170 for victory, Shellharbour resume at 63-3, with skipper Ben Mitchell unbeaten on 24 and the key wicket for the Cavaliers attack.

Ladder (before round 11): Lake Illawarra 129, Oak Flats 128, Albion Park 97, Warilla 84, Shellharbour 82, Gerringong-Jamberoo 82, The Rail 63, Kiama 41.

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