A Daniel Sartori century has given Footscray the upper hand against Greenvale Kangaroos in their round nine Victorian Premier Cricket match.
The Kangaroos started well after sending the Bulldogs in on Saturday, taking two early wickets including that of Victorian player Travis Dean.
Sartori and Bulldogs veteran Dean Russ came together and put on 126 for the third wicket partnership to steady Footscray.
The runs kept flowing for the Bulldogs despite Russ going out for 76.
Sartori continued on and to get his century, his first for the Bulldogs.
He was out shortly later for 100, out lbw to Mitchell Edwards.
Bulldogs skipper Dylan Kight made some late runs to finish 54 not out as he helped push the Bulldogs total to 8-304.
Sean McNicholl toiled hard and took through wickets for the Kangaroos, as did spinner Mitchell Edwards.
It will be a test for the Kangaroos, who are yet to make 300 this season.
Their run chase didn’t get off to the best start with Sri Lankan international Kaushal Silva out for four late on Saturday.
The Kangaroos will resume at 1-8 having faced six overs.
It was the second time in a week the two sides faced each other in the Vic Super Slam.
The Kangaroos came away with their second win of the tournament, winning by three runs.
The Kangaroos made 7-150 from their overs with skipper Michael Stretton continuing his good form in the short form, top scoring with 38.
Jake Reed and Hamish Winter-Irving took two wickets each for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs were in the game the whole way, with it coming down to the final over.
They would fall just short, finishing 7-147.
Dean top scored for the Bulldogs with 27.
It was all single wicket takers for the Kangaroos.
The Kangaroos sit sixth, while the Bulldogs who have played one less, game finishes seventh.