AN unbeaten 153 from Brad Scott has Rosedale-Kilmany in prime position to claim victory over Sale-Maffra cricket premier Bundalaguah.
Coming in with the Warriors 1-14 on Saturday, the captain helped the ladder leaders reach 8-301 from their 80 overs.
Helping set a challenging target for the home side, Scott’s score was the highest of his career and the best by a first grade batsman in the SMCA this season.
Scott on Sunday backed-up that performance with a man of the match 55 for Sale-Maffra in its Gippsland Cricket League final victory over Central Gippsland.
On Saturday, Scott and Cameron Freshwater put on 99 for the sixth wicket before the latter was dismissed for 41, stumped by Sam Bedggood off Mark Donald’s bowling.
Leigh Freshwater and Rohan Diamond also made handy contributions, with 23 and 21 respectively.
Spin bowler Donald sent down 36 overs for figures of 3-103.
COLLEGIANS needs a further 191 runs to defeat Boisdale-Briagolong.
After bowling out the Saints for 210, the visitors reached stumps without losing a wicket with 20 runs on the scoreboard.
Simon Cafferkey claimed 7-59 as Boisdale-Briagolong went from 3-185 to lose its final seven wickets for 25 runs.
Saints openers Mick Roberts and Tom Langshaw gave the innings a good start, scoring 51 and 35 respectively. Louis Howard scored 39, Toby Leeds 31 and Daniel Cameron 21 before the batting collapse.
With Collegians needing to bat nine overs until stumps, Matt Foster and Cafferkey survived, scoring nine and seven respectively.
STRATFORD will resume its match on 1-35 after bowling Maffra out for 188.
At 6-111, the Eagles did well to post something approaching a competitive total. Chris Bell scored a vital 47 at the end of the innings.
Harry Thackray top-scored with 33, while captain Josh Rurawhe made 29.
Bohdi Walker took 4-73 and Luke Maguire 3-20 for the Redbacks.
Late in the day, Nathan Magnuson claimed the key wicket of Stratford captain Travis Millar, caught and bowled for 21.
Cormac Hassett (eight) and Chris Aurisch (five) saw the Redbacks to stumps.
LONGFORD put in its strongest effort with the bat this season, scoring 221 against Sale.
Lizards captain Andrew Tyson led the charge, scoring 66. Tyson and Mathew Johns combined for 78-run second wicket partnership.
Chris Camm scored 25 and Jarryd Floyd 22 as the Lizards batted out their 80 overs.
From 24 overs, Sale captain Ian Wrigglesworth claimed 4-62.