SOUTH COAST CRICKET
South Coast cricket's round 12 will be played as one-dayers on Saturday following a washout of all four first grade games last Saturday.
The heavy thunderstorm last Friday afternoon and rain continuing into Saturday put an end to hopes of play on the opening day of the proposed two-dayer.
Yesterday's one-day final between Oak Flats and Lake Illawarra was also called off.
In the overall competition just seven points separate third-placed Albion Park and sixth-placed Warilla Sports with three rounds remaining before the semi-finals.
Front-runners Lake Illawarra have a 20-point lead over Oak Flats with the clubs to fight out the minor premiership and set to finish in the top two.
Third-placed Albion Park and fourth-placed Shellharbour are having excellent seasons, but need to keep winning while Gerringong/Jamberoo and sixth-placed Warilla are in the finals mix.
Reigning two-day premiers Warilla are improving after a poor first half of the season and will be looking to beat last-placed Kiama on Saturday to maintain their finals momentum.
In other round 12 games, the Park's home clash with Shellharbour will have a bearing on the top-four hopes of both clubs, while The Rail must beat Lake Illawarra at home to keep their finals hopes alive. Oak Flats host Gerringong/Jamberoo in the other game.