It's level pegging after day one

THE SATIS state cricket grand final between St Patricks College and Scotch Oakburn was evenly poised after the first day's play at St Patricks College yesterday.

St Pats won the toss and made 180 batting first off 88 overs.

Captain Daniel Murfet and vice-captain Nathan Parkin rescued the innings putting on a 107-run partnership for the third wicket after their side was in early trouble at 2-39.

Murfet made 73 and Parkin 45.

Scotch fought back after tea with Jackson Young taking 5-24 and Tim Jones 3-25.

Scotch faced only seven overs in its run chase and was 0-15 when rain came forcing players off the ground for the last half an hour of play.

It will resume its quest to score 181 for victory today.

St Pats coach Luke McCormack said his side would have taken a total of 180 at the start of the day.

``The wicket was pretty good but played a little bit low and it will be a tight contest tomorrow with some momentum swings like we had today,'' he said.

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