Shelharbour captain Ned Taylor is confident his side can continue their superb run of form when they face Oak Flats on Saturday.
The side's success has been led by Mitchell Watterson, the opener scoring 465 runs at an average of 93 through six matches. He has also chipped in with the ball, taking 10 wickets.
Taylor said Watterson is deserving of high-praise, but he emphasised his team's success has come down to more than just one player.
"Mitchell has been incredible," Taylor said. "He's in a rich vein of form and long may it last. He's been the catalyst, he's a class above the guys he's playing against.
"On paper you could think Mitchell's the reason we're getting results, but it's not just him. He's bringing the other blokes with him. Guys are playing a more consistent brand of cricket, building an innings around Mitchell."
Saturday's match with Oak Flats is crucial, with both sides looking to earn a place in the one-day final.
The Rats are undermanned, with captain Scott McAndrew unavailable, and Taylor is confident his side will overcome both the predicted rain and their opponents to secure the win.
"If we play as well as we have lately, we'll give ourselves every opportunity of winning. There's a fair bit of weather forecast for Saturday so we'll have to be super efficient with the time we do get on the park.
"We'll be looking to play cricket, we won't be playing the rain card. We want to continue building momentum into the final rounds."
Also on Saturday, Kookas will play Lake Illawarra and Albion Park host The Rail.
South Coast Cricket Round Eight One-Day Fixtures
Saturday November 30 12.30pm:
KOOKAS v LAKE ILLAWARRA at Oakleigh Park
SHELLHARBOUR v OAK FLATS at Tom (Scout) Willoughby Oval
ALBION PARK v THE RAIL at Keith Gray Oval.
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