ILLAWARRA CRICKET ROUND 18
Northern Districts v Corrimal at Hollymount Park
Keira v Wollongong at Keira Oval
Helensburgh v University at Helensburgh Oval
Balgownie v Port Kembla at Judy Masters Oval
Dapto v Wests Illawarra at Reed Park
The minor premiers have been decided but top-four spots are up for grabs this afternoon on the final day of the season in the Illawarra and South Coast cricket competitions.
Unbeaten Keira are the team to beat in the Illawarra one-day comp, and despite washouts for the past two rounds, the Lions easily claimed the minor premiership.
Keira take on third-placed Wollongong in today's final round with the latter needing a win plus second-placed Helensburgh to lose to University in order to claim second spot.
Under the new points system the top two teams need only a losing draw in their semi-final to advance to the final, leaving Wollongong and Helensburgh with plenty to play for in the final round.
Fourth spot will also be decided today with Corrimal (fourth) holding an 18-point lead over Dapto.
With 20 points awarded for a win when the beaten side is bowled out, Corrimal must beat Northern Districts at Hollymount Park to lock in a semi-final spot in their return season to first grade.
Dapto will want to keep the pressure on the Cougars by beating Wests at Reed Park, while it's the end of the season for Balgownie and Port Kembla, which meet at Judy Masters Oval.
In the South Coast comp, third-placed Shellharbour and fourth-placed Gerringong-Jamberoo can seal a semi-final with victory on the final day of the season.
Shellharbour and The Rail played just 11.2 overs on day one last Saturday and ensured today would be played under two-day rules and not as one-dayers.
The Rail resume at 1-19 with Shellharbour skipper Ben Mitchell determined to press for a win.
"We want to finish third and play Oak Flats in the semis," Mitchell said.
"We'll be going all out for a win. A draw should be good enough, but we want a win for sure."
Gerringong-Jamberoo know a victory over Kiama should be enough to lock out either Warilla (fifth) or Albion Park (sixth) from finishing fourth, with Warilla taking on the Park at Oakleigh Park.
Minor premiers Lake Illawarra and second-placed Oak Flats will want a good hit-out in their clash at Howard Fowles Oval.