BAYSWATER-Morley have fought back strongly but are still second favourite in their fixture against Claremont-Nedlands at Hillcrest Reserve.
The Bears’ lower order led the fight back to begin Round Seven of the Premier Cricket against the ladder leaders.
In trouble early at 4-78, Bears pair Rob Guy (45) and Luke Waterhouse (57) combined to bring their side back into the contest.
Jake Lewis was the other major contributor with 29, before the side was eventually bowled out for 221.
The Bears had better fortunes on Sunday, winning their first T20 fixture against Melville, with Nathan Rimmington starring taking three wickets.