Lakers seal 'lucky' victory over The Rail 


Lake Illawarra skipper Shane Cody admitted his side were "lucky" to scramble a one-wicket victory over The Rail in a tense round six South Coast one-dayer at Howard Fowles Oval.

The reigning one-day champion Lakers needed a last wicket stand of nine between Mark Ulcigrai (15 not out) and Jamie Crowhurst (1 no) to reach The Rail's 157.

Crowhurst scurried a leg bye from an lbw shout to give the Lakers victory with 16 balls to spare.

"That was a bit lucky," Cody said.

"We were going along fine at 3/87, then the middle-order collapses and we just got home. There's some work to do on our batting."

Razorbacks skipper Col Yeaman (52) top-scored, while Greg Connor (3/33) and Cody (2/19) bowled well for Lake. David Warren took 4/36 for The Rail.

In other games, leaders Oak Flats continued their unbeaten season with a comprehensive 82-run win over Gerringong/Jamberoo.

Oak Flats posted 8/225, led by Scott McAndrew (42) and Ryan Chatterton (41 no).

Callum Houghton-Smith took 3/39 for the Jets, who were dismissed for 143. Steve Tinnion (49) top-scored, while Nathan Brown (4/28) bowled a superb spell for the Rats.

Reigning premiers Warilla were pushed hard by Kiama before posting a 49-run win at Oakleigh Park.

None of Kiama batsmen made a big score and the Cavaliers were dismissed for 175.

Opener Ned Taylor (50) made a half century to lead Shellharbour (5/163) to a five wicket win over Albion Park (162).


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