SOME good bowling has put Sorrento in pole position for a win over Langwarrin on the first day of their two-day clash.
Langwarrin chose to bat first on what was a wet and dreary day of cricket on Saturday. Their first three batters made starts, but were sent back to the sheds without converting them into big totals.
Luke Kranzbuhler bowled well for Sorrento. He took 3/27 from his 11 overs, including the important wicket of opener Sam Prosser.
Langwarrin ended the day on 6/80 after a long rain delay.
Old Peninsula and Red Hill had better luck with the weather at Peninsula Grammar Oval last weekend. The Pirates batted for 78 overs, and ended up all out for 156.
Skipper Justin Grant top scored for Old Peninsula with a knock of 65 from 182. Red Hill bowler Brent Martin took 4/46 from 34 overs.
At Bruce Park, Baden Powell scored 4/91 on day one against Heatherhill.
ROSEBUD is in grave danger of losing to Mornington.
A stunning seven wicket haul from former Australian Test spinner Bryce McGain was the difference on day one. He took 7/20 for Mornington from 20 overs.
Rosebud was bowled out for 96 runs. Liam Collett top scored with 37 from 144 balls.
Mornington scored 1/36 before stumps.
Mt Eliza was also bowled out for a low total on Saturday. They were sent packing for just 91 by Dromana.
Dromana will restart on day two at 1/23 with victory in its sights.
Seaford Tigers set Moorooduc a target of 185 to score to win on Saturday. The Tigers bowled four overs before stumps and took two crucial wickets.
A big total of 236 looks likely to be enough for Somerville to beat Baxter.
Somerville was bowled out for 236 after 63 overs. Baxter batted for 11 overs before the end of the day, and lost two wickets for just 16 runs.
GORDON Waterfall scored a brilliant century on Saturday to put his side in the box seat for a win over Crib Point.
Carrum Downs was sent in to bowl first. After losing an early wicket, Waterfall came in and dominated.
Waterfall scored 105 from 234 deliveries. He was partnered by Michael O’Driscoll, who scored 19 from 92, and Robert Johnston who scored an unbeaten 76 from 126.
Carrum Downs finished the day at 5/226.
At RF Miles Reserve, Seaford set Carrum a target of 172 to score to win. Carrum made some progress before stumps, scoring 2/52 from 15 overs.
Flinders will need to score 164 to beat Delacombe Park this Saturday. At Ditterich Reserve last weekend, Balnarring scored 1/94 on a rain-interrupted day of play against Main Ridge.
BONEO looks almost certain to beat Pearcedale thanks to an excellent bowling display last weekend.
Boneo hosted Pearcedale on Saturday for day one of the two-dayer. Pearcedale was sent in to bat first, and was sent back to the sheds for only 97 runs.
The tail end capitulated for Pearcedale. Three of their batters were dismissed for ducks, and one was dismissed for a single run.
Boneo scored 0/42 before stumps – Pearcedale will need a miracle to avoid defeat this Saturday.
Skye scored 8/122 on day one of their matchup against Frankston YCW. At RJ Rowley Reserve this Saturday, Tyabb will restart from 3/17 in response to Rye’s day one total of 146.