SOUTH Croydon and Warranwood are set for another torrid encounter when they resume play in the second day of their RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield clash this Saturday.
The Bulldogs were at the crease for all of the first day, making 179. Cameron Carson (59) and Steve Stadden (42) were the mainstays for the Bulldogs while the wickets were shared by the Sharks' bowlers.
Mooroolbark could end up ruing its decision to send Wantirna South in to bat after winning the toss on Saturday. After losing an early wicket the Devils' Andrew Jorgensen (113) and Matthew King (94) put on 204 for the second wicket.
Jason Watts (3-61) took three wickets in one over as the Devils slumped from 2-209 to 5-210 before John Aumann (40) took the Devils to a final score of 8-295.
Norwood hosted North Ringwood, which after winning the toss sent the Vikings in to bat. At 3-67 Jason Cant (30) joined Ben Hastie (64) to see the score move to 126.
With the removal of Cant, Norwood lost 6-48 to be all out for 174.
Michael Wright (4-14) did the damage with the ball.
Ainslie Park did its finals aspirations no harm to compile 7-241 against South Warrandyte.
In trouble early at 3-49, Aydn Sier (80) and Sean Arbuckle (41) guided the Parkers out of trouble.
Croydon North will resume at 0-40 in reply to Bayswater Park's 172.
Karnel Ahmet (5-46) did the early damage to reduce the Sharks to 3-32 before David Mitchell (45) and Matthew Parker (42) got the score to 5-140 only to see Bayswater Park lose its last five wickets for 32 runs.
■ Wantirna South claimed the RDCA's Saxon Sports Twenty20 premiership last Tuesday night after beating South Croydon. The Devils set up their win with a dominant bowling performance led by former Ringwood paceman Drew McKay (4-8 from four overs) as the Bulldogs were restricted to 9-110 from their 20 overs with Philip Cross (38) the best for the Bulldogs.
Devils captain Matthew King (63) opened the batting and led his side to 100 before being dismissed. John Aumann (8 not out) and Cameron Smith (4no) took their side to victory, 4-112 from 13.5 overs.