CARRUM Downs has given Ballam Park a challenge in its Sub District clash at Ballam Park.
The Cougars batted the entire day before the rains came after 69.4 overs had been bowled, finishing the day at 8/204.
Ryan Lynch top scored for the visitors with 56, Leon McConnell hit 33, Nathan Lynch 27 and Joel Williams finished unbeaten on 40 when rain interrupted play.
Marc Blume was the pick of the bowlers for Ballam Park with 3/39 from 17 overs, Justin Moore claimed 2/54 from 19 overs and Daniel Edwards-Fisk snared 2/33 from 15 overs.
Balnarring limped to 175 in 70 overs against Tootgarrok.
The Saints got away to a shaky start before Lachlan Barton steadied the ship with 52 in the middle order, while skipper Mal Coutts hit 31. Ben King, who has been dominant with the ball all season for Balnarring, came to the crease with the bat and hit a very timely 25.
In reply, Tootgarook is 0/7.
In other Sub District matches, Carrum was bowled out for 215 against Dromana and Tyabb has set Boneo 280 for victory after scoring 6/279..