Tathra enjoyed the best of the weather on the weekend, but unfortunately not the result it would've wished.
The Far South Coast Cricket Association's top-placed team this season fell to fourth-placed Eden in a reduced-overs match on Saturday, March 16.
Batting first, Eden made the best of the soggy conditions, reaching 8/162 off its 27 overs. In reply, the Sea Eagles could only manage 93 after a wet-weather onslaught by Eden's Tyrone Thomas.
The strike bowler claimed five scalps for only 20 runs off his six overs. One of those wickets was opener and the recently crowned FSCCA best bowler Pete Bennett, out for a duck.
Adam Blacka scored 11 before also falling to Thomas's bowling, with the Sea Eagles best represented by Quinn Fletcher-Barrie and Jakome Roberts-Charlton, 22 and 29 respectively.
For Eden, Andrew Evelyn top scored with 36, followed by Matthew Bell on 35 and Thomas on 30.
Eden will now play Merimbula in this coming weekend's premier division grand final after the Knights made it through on a washout by virtue of sitting above Bega/Angledale on the ladder.
Charles Aggenbach said Merimbula was ecstatic to be hosting the grand final and predicted a tight game.
"We've played Eden twice this season and we're one apiece, so this will be the deciding rubber," he said.
The challenge for the title among the lower four teams was also at the mercy of the weekend's rain, Pambula winning through because of its washed out game against Mallacoota. Pambula will play Bermagui, which had a convincing win over South Eurobodalla.
Able to complete the full 40 overs each, Bermagui finished with 5/213 before bowling the Pirates out for 124 in the 33rd over.
Meanwhile, the women's rep game between the Far South Coast Storm and ACT Invitational was shifted to Tathra on Sunday to take advantage of the better weather.
A tidy effort in the field and with ball in hand by the hosts proved a bit too strong for the ACT visitors.
Batting first, the Storm managed 9-231 from their 40 overs, Jade Allen top scoring with 48 with Rachael Kincaid close behind on 42. In reply, ACT was held to 7/159.