Cricket: Bayswater-Morley positioned for success

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BAYSWATER Morley has put itself in a positive position after a gruelling effort with the bat on day one against Scarborough at Hillcrest.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Bears found themselves in trouble early on Saturday at 2-7 after losing openers Tim Smithies and Manuel Hunwick for 3 and 4 respectively.

However, Jake Lewis and captain Mitchell Todd put on a terrific 82-run stand and put the innings back on track for the home side.

Scarborough captain Andrew Rule and fellow bowler Ryan Knight made a nuisance of themselves as they strangled the Bears batsmen, containing them to 6-120 halfway through the innings.

Following Todd’s dismissal for a hard-fought 67, a 55-run partnership between Olly Stone and Aaron Todd looked to have the Bears back in control of the match.

Stone continued his late-innings brilliance with wickets falling rapidly around him, ultimately finishing with a well-deserved 75 from 126, including eight fours and two sixes.