Longwarry (9-277) vs. Neerim District (1-9):
Neerim District are facing a big chase next weekend against Longwarry, following the Crows’ success with the bat on day one of their round 13 clash.
Longwarry’s batting exploits have been hit and miss this summer, but Tom Keily belted his third half-century of the season to kick-start the innings and Blake Kahan and Jake Serong provided excellent support as the Crows made their way to 9-277 before declaring late in the day.
Keily – who has endured some struggles with the bat in recent weeks – made his way through to 81 before being dismissed – with his power hitting a feature of his stay at the crease.
Kahan made 37 and Serong 51 to keep the runs flowing for the duration of the innings, with Neerim’s bowlers struggling to have an impact on the contest.
Ash Lockett (who took 3-29) was the pick of the bowlers, with no-one else able to snare more than one wicket.
Left with six overs to face out, the Stags have already lost Lockett – bowled for eight by Troy Lehman in the second last over of the day.
Hawks on top
Drouin (7-265) vs. Hallora: Several strong performances with the bat have helped Drouin post a big total against Hallora, with the Hawks well and truly holding the advantage over their top four rivals.
David Sharpe (59), Sam Wyatt (48), Luke Radford (46) and Damon Healy (59) were all in exceptional form and their run-scoring helped make the day