Batsmen have dominated again in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association’s B-grade competition.

For a second successive round, the scores were piled on by the batting teams on the opening day of matches.

Ashfield will need to have a day out with the bat if it is to overcome
St Anthonys, which made 5-334.

Nathan Dantonio scored a second straight century, making 188 not out.

Simon Barry took four wickets for Ashfield, with the fifth being a run out.

East Sunbury also has a chase on its hands against Bacchus Marsh.

The Bulls made 303, bowled out in the 65th over. Lachlan Wilkins was the standout bowler with 7-68.

The Thunder will have confidence it can get the job done, having made more than 300 in the last round.

Kyneton will resume at 1-29 in reply to Eynesbury’s 6-294.

The Eagles did the damage early on with an opening partnership of 180.

While Macedon isn’t chasing a score near 300, it will still need a good innings to beat Gisborne. The Dragons made 236, with Oliver Clough taking three wickets for Macedon.

In the other game, Wallan is well on its way to victory against Riddell.

The Magpies will resume at 3-71, chasing Riddell’s 174.