ANOTHER impressive Napoleons-Sebastopol bowling performance has left Mt Clear with plenty to contemplate heading into the final two rounds of the Ballarat Cricket Association club firsts season.
Naps-Sebas successfully defended their total of 223 at Napoleons this afternoon, rolling the Mounties, which resumed at 0-6, for 114.
Spinner Justin Ringin (4-8) did the most damage for the hosts, which remain second of the ladder behind Wendouree.
Mt Clear is still 10 points clear inside the top four, but is not assured of a spot in finals with tough clashes against Darley and the Red Caps in the run home.
Elsewhere today, Wendouree dismissed Coronet City twice to clinch outright success at home.
The Red Caps had little trouble defending a score of 367, with Eamon Johnson taking hauls of 5-17 and 5-11 to rout the visitors for 32 and then 47.
Johnson also sent City captain Phil Calvert and teammate Chris Kinna to hospital after hitting them with short-pitched deliveries.
Darley, which had already secured first innings points, fell 10 runs short of outright success against Ballarat-Redan at home, Brown Hill passed Golden Point's total of 164 with two wickets in hand at Western Oval and East Ballarat fought back from adversity to reach North Ballarat's total of 208.
The Hawks slumped to 7-131 at Northern Oval 2, before a 92-run stand between Nick Waldie (86) and captain Tom Brand (57) carried the team over the line to eventually finish on 269.