Kilcunda Bass A2 bowler Daniel Bettles sends it down to an Imperials’ batsmen early in the innings, after the home side were bowled out for 82 on the first day of the two-dayer in Bass. Op454819

• A Grade, Division 2

IN one of the most impressive batting displays of the round, Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL batsmen have put on a show of their two-day ability, facing Foster at home.
With the near-perfect conditions and the home ground confidence, Koonwarra won the toss and elected to bat.
With two Bens at the crease, Ben Perry 134 and Ben Davison 71, they found great form in the middle.
Foster bowler Brad Coates was efficient with the ball, bowling 0/20 off 11 overs.
But Foster couldn’t find a break. It took until 159 runs for Davison to be caught off Jake Staley. Staley finished with 2/58 from his 11 overs.
It’s now up to Foster to take on the 259 run total next week.

Bardwell powers with bat and ball
POOWONG Loch are on track to chase down Meeniyan Dumbalk United’s score of 104, in the league’s first round of two-day matches.
MDU took on the local side, they started by winning the toss, but struggled to find much luck from there.
With opener Troy Sinclair 6, run out and Matt Olden 10, losing his wicket to lbw, it was an uphill battle.
Poowong Loch bowlers enjoyed the summer conditions, with openers Alan Jenkins 2/29 from 13 overs and Darren Brain 2/12, 8.2 overs – they were well prepared for the longer conditions.
Jacob Bardwell proved his skills once again with bat and ball, as he claimed 3/33 and went on to make his second top score of 38 runs.
Poowong Loch now sit at 2/70 looking in control with Bardwell and Luke Manders 11 at the crease.

Imperials bowl their  way to victory
BOWLING accuracy has taken the first three wickets for Leongatha Imperials who dominated at Kilcunda Bass on Saturday.
With K-B winning the toss and electing to bat, it was the line and length Jack Ginnane 2/13 from 12 overs and Tim Sauvarin 2/4 from seven overs, that sent the opening batsmen packing.
Ripping through the top order, stumps were removed four times as the Imperials really hit the spot.
James Mahood finished strong for the home side, with the second top score of 11, he finished not out for the day.
Into bat, the visitors were outplayed early, losing both openers at 6 runs.
However, captain Jack Ginnane went to work, once again, he made 25 before he lost his wicket to Mahood.
In at second drop, Dimithri Perera 41 top-scored for the visitors and projected the Imps towards an imminent 1st innings lead, Imperials 3/80 from 16 overs.