MT CLEAR 5-347 d EAST BALLARAT 181
(at Russell Square 2)
Jarrod Burns and Hayden Cartledge both made opening-round centuries as Mt Clear cruised to victory over East Ballarat.
The Mounties easily chased down the Hawks' 181 after resuming this afternoon at 1-45.
Burns was the last man out for 102, leaving Cartledge unbeaten on 113. The pair put on a fifth-wicket partnership of 200.
Earlier, Nathan Yates made 38 and Matt Goonan 41 to get the Mounties on their way.
BROWN HILL 7-267 d DARLEY 177
(at Darley Park)
Former Australian paceman Shane Harwood took four wickets as Brown Hill opened the season in style, rolling Darley on its home turf.
The Bulls posted a great score of 267 last week and defended it comfortably, dismissing the hosts for 177.
Harwood finished with 4-13 off 14.3 overs.
Lachie Herring (51) and Rohan Parag (52) both made half centuries to give Darley a sniff, but there wasn't enough help from the rest of the order as the home team went down.
GOLDEN POINT 7-250 d WENDOUREE 216
(at Wendouree 2)
An unbeaten knock of 88 from captain Josh White helped Golden Point topple reigning premiers Wendouree.
White batted for much of the day and helped the Pointies control the run chase, eventually finishing the day at 7-250 in pursuit of the Red Caps' earlier 216.
The run chase was assisted by openers Brad Lockyer (55) and Dwayne Hiscock (41) as well as Simon Ogilvie (33).
Eamon Johnson (3-89) and Dylan Price (3-48) were the pick of the Wendouree bowlers.
NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL 239 d BALLARAT-REDAN 125
Napoleons-Sebastopol had little trouble defending its opening day total against Ballarat-Redan.
Justin Ringin (4-27) and Simon Ringin (3-7) did the bulk of the damage for the hosts, helping roll the Two Swords for just 125 in 56 overs.
Openers Allister Edmends (28) and James Gribble (19) got the visitors off to a solid start, but the only other notable innings came from middle-order bat David Sproules (29 not out).
Naps-Sebas quick Brendan Thomson rolled his ankle in his sixth over and didn't bowl for the rest of the day.
NORTH BALLARAT 9-319 d CORONET CITY 299
(at Wendouree West)
A century from experienced all-rounder Brendan Burns wasn't enough to carry Coronet City to an unlikely win over North Ballarat.
City came almighty close to chasing down the Roosters' 319 at Wendouree West, but could only manage 299 in reply.
Ash McCafferty claimed four wickets for the victors, with Leigh Lorenzen snaring two.