AN unbeaten century to Mornington gun Matt Foon has placed his side in a dominant position in its Provincial match against Langwarrin.
Together with Brad McDonald (79), Foon helped his side to an unbeatable 7/263 against the Kangas.
Langwarrin started well, removing both openers Sam Wiese and Brad Wilson before the score had reached 30.
Charlie Parker went soon after and Foon and McDonald were joined at the crease with the score on 3/54.
Travis Campbell was good for the visitors, taking 2/57 from 22 overs, while Sam Prosser was an unlikely wicket taker with 2/22 from seven overs.
Baxter has already won its match against Mt Eliza, Chris Brittain the hero, however, this time with the ball.
Mt Eliza batted first and was rolled for just 110.
Dale Irving was damaging early with the pill and snared 3/29 from 10.5 overs, while Brittain destroyed the middle order with 5/11 from 10 overs, including five maidens. Chamika Sattambi picked up 2/24.
Josh Gouge top scored for the Mounties with an unbeaten 39.
In reply, Baxter is 29 runs ahead with seven wickets in hand (3/139). Daniel Warwick is unbeaten on 61, Chris Brittain scored 32 and Todd Quinn opened with 25. Justin Bridgeman is the other not out batsman.
Given Baxter’s ladder position and poor start to the season, no doubt they’ll be looking for an outright win.
Crib Point hasn’t started too well with the bat after its bowlers gave it every chance to win its match against Pearcedale.
After skipper Brad Davidson dominated with the cherry with 5/19 from 16.4 overs, Pearcedale was bowled out for 160. Luke Herrington snared 2/32 from 12 overs.
At one stage Pearcedale was 5/60, until Kaine Smith (30) and Shayne Gillings (33) momentarily came to the rescue.
Needing to face up for the final four overs for the day, the Magpies lost opener Tom Pengelly to the Panthers’ Chris Dew for a duck. The Pies will resume at 1/0.
A stiff performance from Jedd Falck (69) and Liam O’Conner (54) has placed Sorrento in a competitive position against Peninsula Old Boys.
The Sharks batted first and made 193 in 77.3 overs. In reply, POB is 0/5.