A CENTURY from Wonthaggi Workmen’s opening batsman Dave Britt has helped his side into a commanding position against ladder leaders Inverloch at the Inverloch Football Ground on Saturday.
Britt was a constant headache to Inverloch captain Dylan Clark and his men, almost carrying his wicket through the innings before he was caught in the deep in the dying overs.
Britt shared in a 77-run opening stand with skipper Tim Hooper who was knocked over by Stingray quick Lewie Rankin after a quickfire 52.
From then on it was contributions from the rest of the middle and lower order getting the Workers to 9/301.
Britt was caught on 134 after 13 boundaries and four sixes with the score at 7/278.
Spinnner Dylan Clark was the only multiple wicket taker for the Stingrays, taking 3/74 from 15 overs.
NERRENA require just another 35 runs to take first innings points from Phillip Island at Cowes.
The Island won the toss and elected to bat first, but it was a decision that backfired with the Red Cap bowlers tearing through the line-up for just 85 inside 47 overs.
Zack Trease led the way with the ball taking a very tight 4/14 from 12 overs supported by his brother Josh who claimed 2/13 from nine.
Red Cap spinner Tim Wightman joined the carnage, taking 3/14 from 10.5 overs.
Phillip Island opener Lachie Cleeland was the only batsman past the teens, caught on 22 from 68 balls.
The Red Caps are 2/51 in their run chase with opener Mitch Clark set to restart Saturday on 21 while Josh Trease hasn’t yet scored.
LEONGATHA Town may be able to claim day one honours against cross-campus rival the Imperials after a strong showing from the lower order at East Campus.
In what is the two club’s first clash in A Grade for close to five years, new Scorpions skipper Matt Smith won the toss and elected to bat with his side responding by posting 9/234.
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing with Town at one stage 6/86 and then 8/112 before Jareth Hume and Chris Martin combined for a 69-run stand for the ninth wicket. Martin was out for 30 before Hume, who top scored with an unbeaten 73, went on to post another 53 run partnership with number 11 Luke Smith who registered 10 not out.
Tom Piddington was the pick of the Imps’ bowlers taking 3/48 off 19 overs, while fellow English-import Jay Parker and veteran Luke Rogers each took two wickets.
Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak are set to take first innings points after a dominant day against Korumburra at Outtrim.
The home side won the toss and sent Korumburra into bat, but when Justin Cook was run out in the opening overs, it set the scene for the Cobras’ day.
Jason Richards was the best with the bat, making 44 of the Cobras’ 133 as the Diggers attack tore through the batting order.
Sam Jenkins, who claimed the early run out, finished with a further 3/32 from seven overs along with Peter Dell and captain Jason Wilson who took two wickets each from tight spells.
In response the Diggers are 1/74 with Jesse Van Rooye (31) and Kris Kerr (2) at the crease. Adam Miller was the man out on 39.