Opener Kerrod White took less than 11 overs to gun down Shellharbour City after Lake Illawarra’s bowlers had a field day at Tom Willoughby Oval on Saturday.
White hit 12 fours and three sixes to finish on 68 not out as the Lakers easily chased down their rivals measly total of 85.
City had started their innings ominously, with opener Ned Taylor at the crease. But when he fell for 31, the remaining wickets tumbled.
Josh Hore was outstanding as he claimed 4-17 off six overs while Aaron Henry and Will Gamble both took two-a-piece.
Lake Illawarra captain Mark Ulcigrai was delighted with his side’s performance with the ball.
“Our bowling display was 1000 times better than it was last week,” he said.
“We bowled a good, tight line and got some early wickets.
“Josh Hore bowled really well and Aaron Henry opened and did 10 overs straight.”
White wasted no time propelling Lake to victory. Seventeen-year-old Gamble finished on 14 not out after picking up his first wickets in the top grade earlier in the day.
In other matches, a classy 114 not out from Joel Willstrop guided The Rail to their first success of the season in a win over Oak Flats.
The Rail were 7-289 from 50 overs and bowled the Rats out for 247.
At Oakleigh Park, Kookas pulled off a remarkable run chase to beat Gerringong.
Manning Berry (114) helped Gerringong to 8-292 off 50 overs before Jacob O'Connell’s terrific 129 guided Kookas to 6-296 in reply.