Murchison’s Darryn Rowney claimed a hat-trick as the Grasshoppers dominated its Jim McGregor Shield clash against Old Students on Saturday.
Rowney produced a dazzling spell of 6-2 as the Students were destroyed for 63 in 33.1 overs, despite a bright 26 from Jag Singh.
Murchison has a stranglehold of the C-grade contest, finishing the day 7-129 with David Marsters (34) top-scoring.
Aman Bawa (4-14) enjoyed some success for Students.
Ashley Ellis scored a wonderful 124 to have Euroa in the box seat against Shepparton United at Princess Park.
Ellis hit 18 boundaries and two sixes before his innings came to an end when bowled by Matt Collins.
Captain Paul Allen (82) and 68 from Jake Smith helped lift the Magpies to a formidable 8-380 declared from 63 overs.
Collins was the most successful of the United bowlers, claiming 5-134 from 27 overs.
United reached 1-41 at stumps.
Pine Lodge opener Hayden Cann smashed a sparkling 111 not out as the Lodgers sealed first innings points against Kyabram.
The Redbacks were restricted to 109 as Ryan Kearney (5-15) dominated with the ball.
Pine Lodge raced to the target for the loss of three wickets as Cann ran riot.
The opener hit 14 fours and six sixes and could be set for an even bigger score on day two when the Lodgers resume at 4-177.
The match between Central Park-St Brendan’s and Dookie is in the balance ahead of day two.
The Tigers reached 166 with Tom Ryan (39) and Andrew Lloyd (32) doing much of the heavy lifting before Dookie raced to 7-146 in 29 overs before stumps.
Mooroopna has first innings points against Karramomus at Vibert No.2.
Billy Jones hit a rearguard 30 to lift the Bloods from 7-19 to a total of 74 after Daniel Emmi (3-1), Ryan Neil (3-10) and Reilly Young (3-22) starred with the ball.
Mooroopna raced to 1-86 at stumps with opener James Downs (53 not out) in good touch.