JOONDALUP is a chance to snare an outright win against Claremont-Nedlands but it is unlikely to give them a glimmer of finals hope in WA Premier Cricket.
The 10th-placed Centurions needed at least sixth-placed University to lose to Gosnells but the side appears headed for victory.
Joondalup is in a commanding position heading into day 2 at Cresswell Park, having posted a solid 260 before dismantling Claremont Nedlands’ top order to leave them at 3-3.
The Tigers had to survive just 16 balls before stumps, but fell at the hands of Joe Inglis (2-2) and Simon Branston (1-0).
The Morgan brothers led the way for Joondalup, Jaron striking 100 at No. 4 and older brother Garrick making 84 as opener.