Tuggeranong skipper Shane Devoy (3-22) extended his lead as the league’s highest wicket-taker but he was quick to shift the attention to young gun Adam Onus (3-13).
«We struggled early to take wickets and hit our areas then Adam came on and took a vital three-for and he’s someone we couldn’t be happier to see succeed,» Devoy said.
«He loves the club and his teammates would do anything for anyone so it was good to see him get a few and he got a runout as well.
«He’s been in and out of one and twos for a while, in some ways a bit of a role player but conditions suited him today. He’s just one of those blokes that makes a club, today was a nice reward for his hard work.»
Valley duo Michael Barrington-Smith (37) and Matt Rogers (40 not out) put on 62 runs for the third wicket, while Jason Floros (42 not out) made his runs in quick time.
«It was good to get first innings points before stumps today and we’ll see what conditions look like next week, not sure how we’ll play it but we’re very keen to try and keep pace with the ladder leaders and push for 10 points,» Devoy said.
Weston Creek Molonglo skipper John Rogers (147) was the star at Stirling Oval as he dismantled a lacklustre Ginninderra to finish 9-424 after 97 overs.
Creek pair Harry Medhurst (75) and Samuel Myburgh (60) made sure they got amongst the runs, while Bradley Thomas (5-137) and Michael Ninneman (3-98) were the picks of the Tigers bowlers.
It was an action-packed day at Jamison Oval with Noth Canberra-Gungahlin and Western Districts-UC did battle over three innings.
Wests sent Norths into bat and skittled the home side for just 52 runs as Ethan Bartlett ran riot (4-12) and the star all-rounder then went in to bat and scored a stupendous 107 off just 42 balls.
Wests declared at 3-182 after just 16.2 overs but Norths showed plenty more fight in their second dig thanks to Joshua Low-McMahon (68 not out) and Lachlan Whatmough (53) to finish 8-171.
AT A GLANCE:
Eastlake 283 v Queanbeyan (yet to bat).
Tuggeranong Valley 3-143 v ANU 136
Weston Creek Molonglo 9-424 v Ginninderra (yet to bat)
Western Districts-UC 3-182d v Noth Canberra-Gungahlin 52 and 8-171
Eamonn Tiernan is a sports reporter with The Canberra Times