The final round of Greater Illawarra Inter Association cricket action before the Christmas break has been marked by a number of impressive performances.
The Illawarra under 12s continued their unbeaten start to the season, the youngsters winning their third straight game on Sunday.
Noah Fien was the standout in the win over Shoalhaven, the opener blasting an unbeaten 100 off just 97 balls before he was retired.
Fien's effort helped lead Illawarra to 4-262 off 40 overs, with Riley Broadhead adding an attacking 72*.
Shoalhaven's batsmen struggled in response, wickets falling at regular intervals as they eventually reached 9-112 off their 40 overs. Arlan Grose was the pick of the bowlers for Illawarra, taking 3-20 off six overs.
South Coast claimed a dominant victory over Highlands in the second under 12s game.
The Illawarra under 13s also picked up a win, the side claiming a gripping one-wicket victory over South Coast in a match that went down to the wire.
Set a target of 154 after South Coast reached 6-153, Illawarra were forced to rely on their tail to complete the run chase.
Number nine Hector James top scored with 28, while Dominic Batten and Connor Robbie combined for an unbeaten 46-run 10th-wicket partnership to steer the team to victory.
The other under 13s match saw Shoalhaven claim a dominant win over the Greater Illawarra Cavaliers.
The under 14s rounded out Sunday's play, with Illawarra claiming their third win of the day.
Rhys Cattle produced an unbeaten 67 to steer his side to 7-210 off 40 overs, before the bowlers restricted the South Coast run chase.
Josiah Clifford, Michael Amadio, Zane Leadbitter and Angus Campbell each took two wickets, with South Coast all out for 98.
A Tom Fletcher century led Shoalhaven past Highlands in the second match.
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