Saturday, 20 December 2008

Eton lead by 104 runs with all second innings wickets in hand

A beautiful sunny day in Melbourne saw Eton struggling at 30-3 but good runs from Sangha (63) and Hopton (38) rescued the situation and saw us through to a total of 181. The Scotch College reply followed a similar pattern - good early bowling from Clowes (2-33) put them on the back foot and some late striking in the now familiar Australian fashion saw them to 170. Vanderspar (45 n.o.) and Nath (41 n.o.) then took Eton through to the close without losing a wicket in an increasingly assured partnership. Tomorrow there will be a minumum of 100 overs as Eton seek to set a target and bowl Scotch out, and Scotch seek to limit the runs and chase down Eton's score.

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