SOUTH Coast Cricket Association's Burns Cup representative side team has retained the trophy after a busy effort on the pitch last weekend.
Saturday's game against South East at Nowra's Bernie Regan Oval was a tough test after the South Coast side was bowled out for just 151.
The side appeared to be cruising at 3/103 before a batting collapse, with opener Kieran Gray (33) and captain Brendan White (44) leading the run scorers.
Despite only chasing a mediocre score, South East's batting never really looked like threatening, and after an opening partnership of 22, spinners Matt O'Brien (4/31) and Ben Mitchell (1/23) then spun a web over the opposition batting during their 10-over spells.
Sunday's final against Goulburn/Highlands at Berry Sports Complex was a triumph for South Coast openers, Oak Flats pair Michael Arblaster and Gray.
The pair took total control of the innings after White won the toss and elected to bat, adding 202 for the first wicket before Gray was dismissed for 122 (19 fours and two sixes).
Arblaster remained unbeaten on 134 (10 fours and two sixes) as South Coast tallied 2/312 from their 50 overs.
Goulburn/Highlands battled gamely to 170, O'Brien again best of the bowlers with 3/20.
Davies, Mitchell and Gerard Healey each took two wickets.
The association's second representative squad took on two tough opponents in the Twenty-20 Konica Cup in Canberra.
Despite performing well considering the involvement of many top South Coast players in the Burns Cup team, they left with two losses against high-quality opposition.