RIVERSIDE’S return to Para Districts grade one cricket has started in horrible fashion, as it stares down the barrel of an outright defeat against Angle Vale.
Riverside was dismissed for just 67 in its first knock for the season on Saturday, largely due to Justin Carman, who took 6/31.
Angle Vale has secured first innings points, and is 4/213 at stumps.
Contrastingly, Craigmore got off to the perfect start, ending day one against One Tree Hill at 6/349 at home.
Ryan Parker top scored for the hosts with 155, as One Tree Hill failed to find an answer for the batsman.
For the Billiegoats, Jake Gower-Wood was the best with the ball, taking 3/68.
Last year’s runners-up, Salisbury West, had a solid start against reigning premier Virginia, finishing all out for 215 on day one.
Willi Sewell top-scored for Westies with 58, while Andrew Parkhouse was also good with 49.
In grade two, Angle Vale has got a task on its hands away at Smithfield after the hosts put together 193 runs.
Angle Vale is 0/25 at stumps.
In grade three, Riverside is facing an outright defeat against Eyre Royals.
The Royals compiled 210 runs after they dismissed Riverside for a poor 59 runs.
Riverside is 3/28 at stumps after nine overs.
In grade five, Angle Vale has started its season well against North Pines.
After bowling the Pines out for 121, the Vale made 8/152 and looks set to add to that tally this Saturday.