The opening stand of Jye Woodger and Mick Chalker returned to it's early season best on Saturday as South West Rocks took on Nulla at Kempsey Golf Club.
The Rocks won the toss and elected to bat as the two combined for an 86-run partnership before Chalker was trapped in front for 44.
Woodger was out next for 28 as the Rocks steadily increased their tally with Patrick Cotter (27 off 19) and Ryan Dare (39* off 27) producing some lower order hitting to finish on 7/208 off 40 overs.
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Rusiru Thakshila (3/33 off 8 overs) and Ronan O'Loughlin (2/23 off 6) were the main wicket-takers.
For Nulla the wickets fell early with the score 3/43 as Cooper Schubert and Cotter bowled the top three.
Adam Stutz came in and went on the counter-attack with Flynn O'Loughlin partnering him at the other end.
O'Loughlin went about his innings in typical entertaining fashion, hitting four 4's and one 6 before he departed for 26 off 18.
Rainfall then fell over Kempsey soon after O'Loughlin's dismissal with Stutz stuck on 50.
As rain continued the game was declared a washout victory to South West Rocks with Nulla finishing on 5/131.
The win puts the Rocks into outright first place with Rovers their next opponents at SWR Sports Ground.