A CENTURY from Ryan Knowles led the way as Brown Hill charged into a commanding position on day one of its Ballarat Cricket Association club firsts clash with North Ballarat.
Knowles belted the Roosters bowlers to all parts of Northern Oval 2 in a brilliant knock of 144, guiding the visitors to 344 before being bowled out late in the afternoon.
Nathan Edwards (75) and Tim Knowles (43) were the other major contributors for the Bulls.
North reached stumps at 0/18 and has a big task ahead next week if it is to reel in the massive first innings total.
Elsewhere, Wendouree set East Ballarat 217 for victory, Napoleons-Sebastopol is cruising at 1/29 in pursuit of Darley's score of 75, Mt Clear is 2/24 chasing Golden Point's 105 and Allister Edmends made 135 as Ballarat-Redan finished the day 6/290 against Coronet City.