Seymour District Cricket Association’s two-dayer between Tallarook and Kilmore’s A-grade sides was off to a flying start on Saturday.
Kilmore set Tallarook up for a tight chase in the first innings, making 193 runs before being dismissed in the 80th over.
Kilmore’s Mathew Rose was a barnacle at the crease, scoring 69 not out off 231 balls, while teammate Benjamin Dawson went hell-for-leather bagging 26 runs off 27 deliveries.
Tallarook’s Mitchell Itter’s (3-35) bowling performance kept his side’s chances alive, with strong efforts from Manjeet Singh (2-18) and Lachlan Watts (2-50).
Play will resume on Saturday at 1 pm at Tallarook Recreation Reserve.
● In Yea, the Tigers clinched 117 runs before being dismissed by rival Eastern Hill in the 65th over, setting the stage for what should be an exciting second innings.
Tigers captain Marc Steiner, who has 61 runs and 16 wickets from 12 matches so far this season, led the charge for his side, making 37 runs before being caught by Tim Rudd-Schmidt.
Eastern Hill’s Ben Bryant (5-46) made life difficult for the Tigers, while teammate Jake Sutherland (3-29) made the most of his 15 overs bowling.
Last-placed Eastern Hill will be looking to upset the second-placed Tigers away from home in the second innings on Saturday.