KIAMA Cavaliers' part-time bowler Nathan Barr could take a more prominent role with the ball in the future, after ripping through premiers Lake Illawarra's batting line-up during Saturday's opening round of the South Coast Cricket one-day matches.
Medium-pacer Barr's 6/53 off 10 overs at Cavalier Park unfortunately went largely unrewarded, as the Kiama side remain winless after three rounds of the competition.
After winning the toss and batting, openers Kerrod White (51) and Tony McCabe (13) quickly had 78 on the board.
However, after losing a couple of cheap wickets, it was left to Nathan Tyrell (51) and skipper Shane Cody (48) to allow them to finish with a competitive 227.
Dan Reilly (3/48) gave Barr good support with the ball.
Kiama were in early trouble at 4/21 after opening bowlers Kerrod White and Mark Ulcigrai both claimed two early wickets.
A 106-run fifth wicket stand between Eric Davies (54) and Liam Anderberg (52) gave them some hope, before a late crash meant they were bowled out for 186.
Shane Cody completed a good double by taking 3/26, while Brendan White also joined his younger bother and Ulcigrai with two wickets apiece.
Shellharbour City remain undefeated at the top of the competition table after ending Albion Park's good start to the season via a seven-wicket win at Keith Grey Oval.
The Park were always in trouble after winning the toss and batting and never recovered after losing their top four wickets for just 17 runs.
They crumbled to be all out for 79, No. 9 batsman Greg Smith easily top-scoring with 23.
Ben Mitchell again led the bowling with 4/16 to take his three-game wicket tally to 18.
David Dragovic and former Rail bowler Matt Olssen each took two wickets.
Pat Moulton returned to some sort of form with 30 at the top of the Scorpions' order as they cruised home for the loss of three wickets in just 26.3 overs.
Oak Flats consolidated second spot after an easy eight-wicket win over Gerringong-Jamberoo.
The Rats won the toss at Gerry Emery Oval and sent the combined side in to bat.
They struggled to reach 72, with sundries contributing 31 and opener Scott Groves 20.
Former Jamberoo player Andrew Twyford snared 4/8 and Joel Gray and Steve Maloney both finished with two wickets.
Nathan Brown top-scored for the Rats with an unbeaten 32, while Kieran Gray made 24.
Warilla Kookas made it two wins in a row after a six-wicket victory over The Rail at Croome Cricket Field.
The Razorbacks won the toss and batted, but apart from 27 from captain Col Yeaman and 23 not out from Kieran Gilly, offered little resistance as they were dismissed for 121.
Veteran Darren Zampa took 4/32 from his 10 overs, while former wicket-keeper Chris Jarman opened the bowling and finished with 2/19.
The Kookas started badly to be 2/12.
However, 20 from Adam Tracey, 31 from Mick Perry and a hard-hitting 31 from Al Sullivan got them home with more than half their overs in hand.
Tim Goodall was easily the pick of the Rail attack, bagging 3/36.