By Tim O'Connor
BROWN Hill is hoping for a speedy recovery from injured paceman Shane Harwood, who strained a calf in today's round of Ballarat Cricket Association matches.
Harwood sustained the injury on day one of the Bulls' club firsts clash with Golden Point, leaving the field after his 10th over and not playing any further part in the match after tea.
The former Australian quick snared 3-17 before going down with the injury.
Golden Point battled through the day before being bowled out for 207 at White Flat.
Damian Kline was the main man for the Pointies with 75 before he was run out, while Andrew Falkner made 41.
MT CLEAR 9-270 v NAPS-SEBAS
Recruit Jarrod Burns was again in the runs as Mt Clear posted a healthy 9-270 against Napoleons-Sebastopol.
Burns backed up his century from last weekend with 84 in the middle order, guiding the Mounties to a good score away from home.
Ash George (38) and captain Nathan Yates (34) also offered a hand.
Naps-Sebas quick Brendan Thomson played despite an injury cloud and was one of his team's best, snaring 3-52 from 18 overs. Luke Corden also took three wickets.
NORTH BALLARAT 234 v EAST BALLARAT
(at Northern Oval)
Half centuries from Leigh Lorenzen and Matt Cations have allowed North Ballarat to post a defendable total against East Ballarat.
Lorenzen made 53 at number four, while Cations hit an unbeaten 50 at seven before the Roosters were dismissed late in the day.
Scott Wright also made 45 and Jakob Tidyman 37 opening the batting.
Josh Brown was the pick of the Hawks' bowlers, snaring four scalps.
BALLARAT-REDAN 3-107 v DARLEY 73
(at Alfredton 1)
Opening bowler Nathan Patrikeos has powered Ballarat-Redan into a commanding position against Darley.
Patrikeos took 6-21 in his first match of the season to help the Combine collect first innings points.
The home side rolled the Lions for 73 and greeted stumps at 3-107, with Allister Edmends (44) and James Gribble (30) the leading contributors with the bat.
WENDOUREE 5-445 v CORONET CITY
(at Wendouree 2)
Cole Roscholler belted 148 as Wendouree compiled a massive first innings total against Coronet City.
The opening batsman needed just 178 balls to reach his score, which included 22 fours.
Gavin Webb (72), Liam Brady (62), Scott Carey (57 not out) and captain David Ellis (54 not out) helped the Red Caps reach 5-445 on a lightning quick Wendouree 2 outfield.