Lake Illawarra, Kookas play for final spot

SOUTH COAST CRICKET

Lake Illawarra and Kookas are playing for a spot in the South Coast District first-grade one-day final in today's round-nine clash at Howard Fowles Oval.

Oak Flats have already claimed one spot in the December 21 final.

Kookas or Lake Illawarra will claim the other spot after today.

Following a tight loss to Albion Park in round seven, Lake Illawarra bounced back with a seven-wicket win over Gerringong-Jamberoo.

Greg Connor was outstanding, making 74 and taking 2-24 as the Lakers chased down 192 to win comfortably.

Meanwhile, 20 wickets fell for just 200 runs in the Kookas v Kiama clash, but Kookas still won by 72 runs.

Kookas skipper Gerard Healey made a vital 41 as his side recovered from 5-32 to make 136, then dismissed Kiama for only 64.

Eric Davies took 5-7 off just 7.4 overs for Kiama.

Meanwhile, in today's other one-day games, Shellharbour need to halt a three-game losing streak when they take on The Rail at Croome Cricket Oval.

Shellharbour had led the district competition before successive losses to Kookas, Gerringong-Jamberoo and Oak Flats in the past three games saw them slip to third.

In the other matches to be played today, Gerringong-Jamberoo host Albion Park, while Kiama will be at home to leaders Oak Flats.

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