Good performances from both Rotorua's premier cricket teams were not good enough to fire them up the table during the last round of the Baywide Cup.
BOP Indians' top run-scorer this season, Bharat Popli, knocked an impressive 110 against Te Puke on Saturday.
However, his side could only manage a total of 189 which the home side chased down with eight wickets to spare, gifting the Indians the wooden spoon.
Te Puke skipper Tai Bridgman-Raison also scored a century in the match, with an unbeaten 107.
The Central Cricket Club bowlers took apart their opposition - Tauranga Boys' College - for a modest 135 runs at Smallbone Park.
They chased the target down in rather unorthodox fashion, losing seven wickets on their way to victory.
The team could have finished as high as third with that result if other games went their way, but as it ended they finished in fifth place out of eight teams.
Central captain Peter Wood, who was out with a hamstring injury, said his side had a good end to the season.
"Our bowlers did a very good job. They have been good all season.
"Probably what has let us down a bit this season has been our batting, which has been a bit weak. But a couple of the guys are coming into good form so it's getting better."
He said the new season after Christmas started on January 12, so the team would have a only short break before hitting the nets once again.
Mount Maunganui won the overall title after a nervous wait on Saturday.
They needed an outright win against rivals IMF Cadets to ensure the title of Baywide Cup champions, but could only manage a draw.
An urgent telephone call revealed they had sneaked victory in the 2012 Baywide Cup, after second placed Greerton fell to the hands of East Bay United.
The Mount got off to a slow start to their game, with the champions struggling at 95/7 halfway through the first innings.
Enter Mount Maunganui heroes Alex Gooding and Tony Goodin, both better known for their feats with the ball.
Unconcerned about the big ask, the two lower order batsmen blasted a partnership of 144, with Gooding posting an unbeaten 103 while Goodin was bowled out for 63. The Cadets' fielders dropped both batsmen when they were on one run each.
Mount Maunganui's turn at bat finished at 263/8, which in the end led to a draw.
Baywide Cup results for December 15
East Bay United 155 (Steven Ford 43; S Sidhu 3/9, Tommy Clout 3/23) defeated Eves Realty Greerton 105 (T Clout 29no, Matt Earl 24; S Ford 5/28, Dean Butterworth 3/23, Mark Berry 2/19)
BOP Indians 189 (Bharat Popli 110; Sean Gibson 5/31, Charles Williams 3/34, Matt Dwight 2/28) lost to Te Puke 190/2 (Tai Bridgeman-Raison 107no, Steven Crossan 37) Tauranga Boys' College 135 (Mark Orchard 30; Jason Trembath 4/40, Ben Watkinson 2/18, Ben Blackett 2/26, Andrew Gibbs 2/28) lost to Central 136/7 (Julian Danby 66; Tom MacRury 2/15, M Orchard 2/34) Mount Maunganui 263/8 (Alex Gooding 103, Tony Goodin 63; James Birchall 2/26) drew with Element IMF Cadets 182/8 (Joe Carter 64, Scott Steward 48; T Goodin 3/27, Daniel Hill 2/39)
Points Table (Final)
Mount Maunganui 86, Te Puke 81, Greerton 80, East Bay United 77, Central 75, Cadets 69, Tauranga Boys College 58, BOP Indians 52.