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SOUTH COAST CRICKET

The Rail are chasing a first outright win of the season, while third-placed Kookas are in a fight with struggling Kiama to claim first innings points in this afternoon's second day of round 11 in South Coast cricket.

The Rail stunned third-placed Albion Park by taking first innings points in a dominant bowling display on the opening day against The Park.

The Rail bowlers had their best day of the season, routing the home side for just 97 in 27 overs, and will resume at 9-132.

Joel Willstrop made 60 and with Jake McBride took four wickets each for The Rail.

The Park have to face Kookas, Oak Flats and Lake Illawarra in the final three rounds before the semi-finals and defeat to The Rail would leave them out of the top four.

Meanwhile, Kookas batted poorly, posting just 131 on day one against Kiama at Cavalier Park, with Kiama to resume at 6-77.

Kiama spinner Matt O'Brien took 5-34.

In a round of upsets, Shellharbour bounced back from an outright loss to Albion Park to take first innings points from leaders Oak Flats at Tom Willoughby Oval.

Shellharbour skipper Ben Mitchell took 5-35 as Oak Flats were rolled for just 95.

Matt Rae took 3-13 for Shellharbour, who resume today at 3-53.

Finally, Lake Illawarra are poised to take outright points against Gerringong-Jamberoo.

Dave Lambert (50) and Brendan White (45) top-scored for Lakers, who posted 215. The Jets begin day two at 9-62, after Jamie Crowhurst snared 5-11.

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