Cricket: BCA club firsts wrap

DARLEY v NAPS-SEBAS 7-202

at Darley Park

CARMAN Mapatuna was again in the runs as Napoleons-Sebastopol posted a solid total against Darley.

Mapatuna warmed up for Melbourne Country Week, where he is playing-coach, with 68 as the visitors reached 7-202 at the compulsory closure of innings.

The promoted Adrian Irvin made 49 and Ben Trew an unbeaten 47 in a slow and steady day at Darley Park.

GOLDEN POINT 136 v MT CLEAR 2-53

at Eastern Oval

MT CLEAR is well on its way to victory against Golden Point.

Ash Gunn, Nathan Yates and Steve Nicholson all snared three wickets as the Pointies were rolled for 136 batting first.

The Mounties are 2-53 in reply, with Matthew Drain and Paull Jeffrey not out at the crease.

WENDOUREE 224 v EAST BALLARAT 1-13

at Wendouree

WENDOUREE grabbed an important wicket late on day one as it looks to defend 224 against East Ballarat.

Jack Peeters hit 77 to lead the Red Caps to a moderate first innings total, before skipper David Ellis clinched a wicket to leave the Hawks 1-13 in reply.

BROWN HILL 228 v NORTH BALLARAT 1-38

at Western Oval

NORTH Ballarat has given itself a sniff of victory against Brown Hill.

Five wickets from all-rounder Leigh Lorenzen helped dismiss the Bulls for 228, before the Roosters greeted stumps at 1-38 in reply.

Brown Hill opener Jack James was again in the runs, top-scoring with 55.

CORONET CITY 117 v BALLARAT-REDAN 4-50

at Ballarat High School

RHYS Brown took seven wickets to put Ballarat-Redan in a good position against Coronet City.

Brown collected 7-33 as City was bowled out for 117.

But the Combine hasn't had it all their own way, reaching 4-50 in reply at stumps.

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