MAIN Ridge is staring down the barrel of an outright victory against Rye after dominating the first day’s play.
Rye was sent in to bat after Main Ridge scored 5/294 in the opening 60 overs of the match.
In the final 20 overs of the day, Rye slumped to 7/26. There is no hope of the Demons avoiding yet another outright loss.
Ed Aarons scored 84 and Gareth Wyatt 76 for the Ridge while Michael Holmes opened with a half century and Shaun Foster hit 36.
Rye’s Tom Baron was the pick of the bowlers with 4/88 from 26 overs.
Jarrod Saw was the only Rye batsman to score double figures, hitting 10 before becoming James Abbott’s third victim. Luke Collins also took three wickets for the Ridge.
There were 13 wickets that fell in the match between Heatherhill and Delacombe Park.
The Parkers batted first with Nick Christides top scoring with 29, Rob Fisher hitting 23 and Rowan Charles 21.
Jake Theobald has been sensational this season with bat (90 runs) and ball (16 wickets) and he was on fire again for the Hills with 5/69 from 22.1 overs. Declan Albert was also superb with 3/8 from 11 overs, including eight maidens.
The Parkers were able to hit back with the ball though and have the Hills 3/48 at stumps. Christian Heath is unbeaten on 24.
Flinders has set Boneo 248 for victory.
The Sharks had a nice consistent performance throughout their line up with Andrew Power scoring 37, Tim Clements 38, Brennan Gillies 36, Mason Mail 26 and Waide Symes 32.
Leigh Janssen was the best of the Boneo bowlers with 5/69 from 30 overs.
Mt Martha is set for victory against top of the table Red Hill after skittling them for 120 on Saturday.
The Reds are sitting comfortably at 2/69 in reply.
Brent Martin scored 33 and Simon Dart 21 for the Hillmen, however, the day belonged to Mt Martha’s Rhys Whitling, who picked up 5/34 from 13 overs. Curtis Stone and Kyle Bendle picked up a couple each.
Former Hillman Riley Shaw is unbeaten at the crease for the Reds on 29 and Bendle is not out 11.
Rosebud needs 155 for victory against Baden Powell.
The Braves batted first on Saturday and made 154, 48 runs coming from the bat of Jack Beale and 29 coming from Sam Harrison. Michael Ballard also scored 23.
Jason Nagel was at his vintage best for the Buds with 5/69 from 35 overs.
In reply, Rosebud is 0/1 after facing the final over of the day.