Riverina has fallen short of contesting the NSW Country Championship grand final.
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The zone gave itself a chance of tackling Newcastle in the grand final on Sunday, November 17, by posting a massive upset over premiers ACT Southern Districts in Goulburn on Friday.
However, Riverina faced two other powerhouses on the weekend.
The underdogs sent Greater Illawarra in on Saturday with Dale Scifleet posting 72 runs in the total of 7-221 from 50 overs.
Riverina collapsed to 3-15, but Cricket Albury-Wodonga's Drew Cameron stuck a superb 56.
Cameron hit six boundaries in a patient and mature knock from 103 balls.
Fellow CAW player Ryan Addison made 28 as Riverina was bundled out for 152 from 42.1 overs.
In Sunday's match, Western posted 8-234.
Winless Western was desperate against Addison (2-34) and Fraser Ellis (2-28).
Riverina made 2-235 with Tom Johnson hitting 69..