SCARBOROUGH sent shockwaves through Premier Cricket and kept their faint finals hopes alive with a positive first day against Claremont-Nedlands in their round 14 Premier Cricket clash.
Despite a Nick Hobson century, the Gulls bowlers secured wickets consistently to restrict the ladder-leading Tigers to just 250 at Abbett Park on Saturday.
Andrew Rule was lively with 4-70, while Liam Stevens picked up two wickets.
Besides Hobson, no batsman was able to pass 20 for the Tigers in a disappointing display that could see them drop their first game of the season.
The Gulls are 0-27 in reply, with Andy Cameron 27 not out at stumps. The hosts must win to keep their finals hopes alive, while the Tigers can secure the minor premiership with a win.