Ladder leaders on top

Riley Vernon (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Top sides Gisborne and Romsey are on top after day one of their round 11 Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup clashes.

The two undefeated sides are on track to add to their win tallies after day one of their clashes with Macedon and Woodend respectively.

Macedon won the toss against the Dragons and decided to have a bat on its home deck.

The Cats lost wickets early and that continued on throughout the innings. The tail proved little support, with the last six batters all dismissed for under 10.

Skipper Daniel Trotta top scored with 51, while Christ Ingleton was the only other batter to really get going, making 46.

Leigh Brennan was the pick of the bowlers for the Dragons, taking 3-27 off 16 overs.

The Dragons came out with intent late on day one, finishing 1-53 off seven overs. Skipper Jarryd Vernon will resume at 47 not out.

Romsey decided to bat on day one in its clash with Woodend.

It was skipper Ben Way that led the way hitting a massive 141 to guide his side to 9-280. Greg Matthews took 4-64 for Woodend.

The Redbacks decided to declare to get the opportunity to bowl a few overs at the end of the day.

Woodend got through unscathed and will resume at 0-25. Andrew Cullen is unbeaten on 19.

Diggers Rest Bulla’s and the Sunbury Kangaroos match is evenly poised after day.

The Burras won the toss and decided to have a bat.

They struggled to get going and were bowled out for 236 in just 54 overs. Darren Quarrell top scored with 35, as no one could go on with it.

Jason King dominated with the ball, taking 5-26 off 13 overs.

The Kangaroos run chase didn’t start well and they lost more wickets than they would have liked late on day one.

The Kangaroos will resume at 4-54, but still have a couple of key bats in the shed.

Quarrell has two of the wickets already taken.

In the other match, two late wickets turned the game slightly between Sunbury United and Rupertswood.

After being in trouble early, the Bees recovered to be bowled out for 216.

Amrit Sandhu top scored with 80.

Joel Muir had a day out with the ball, taking 5-51.

Rupertswood’s innings started poorly losing two quick wickets late on day one. Rupo will resume at 2-12.

Tara Murray