SOUTHS Services took home the bacon when they claimed first innings points against Coutts Crossing Tavern at Ulmarra on Saturday.

After bowling a 10-man Coutts out for 134 thanks to another five-wicket haul from Adam Spies, Souths were well on the way to the total when one of the most bizarre scenes in any level of cricket played out.

Two pigs, which had been munching on some of the long grass around the area, ran across the field forcing the umpires to temporarily stop play.

When they looked like setting up shop, Souths captain Tom Kroehnert disappeared to his ute for a few moments but came back brandishing a whip and herded them off the field.

Early assumptions they were reviving the now-defunct Palmers Island Pigs were put to rest, and judging by Kroehnert's reaction it seems their playing applications were also rejected.

"Bit of a sight that. That's definitely a first for me," Kroehnert said.

"They belong to one of the guys around here that lets them roam around. They haven't come in during a game before though."

Souths passed Coutts' total with two wickets to spare, finishing the day's play at 8-148.



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