BATEMANS Bay will have some catching up to do next week after Bay and Basin secured 172 on the first day of play at Sanctuary Point Oval on Saturday.
Bay and Basin opened the batting and got off to a good start with openers Brad Miller and Joel Lahene getting some fours under their belt.
Lahene (12) was unlucky to get bowled by Tim Sethi, which led to Brendan Hiriart to step up to the crease for what was a successful partnership with Miller.
Brendan Hiriart smashed six fours before he was caught by Lachlan Paterson off a Murray Cooper ball.
Miller stood strong at the crease and saw the fall of Will Lynch (10), Dave Woodall (7), Callum Franchi (0), Michael Blanch (0), Matthew Hiriart (0) and Paul Brett (1) on his way to 75 runs.
Miller hit 11 fours in his total before he was caught by I Mylott off a Luke Condon ball with just Mark Dhu (14) and Michael Moodley (2 n.o) left to round out the score.
Bay and Basin were all out for 172 after 56.2 overs.
Cooper was the best with the ball for Batemans Bay, taking 4/28 off nine overs, which included two maiden overs.
Batemans Bay went in to bat and quickly saw a top order collapse with the loss of Paterson (6), Zac Henstock (2) and Tom McAlpin (2).
Corey McAlpin (10 n.o) and Ivan Mylott (2 n.o) will continue in day two next Saturday with their team sitting on 3/26.
Bay and Basin’s Dhu is already producing fantastic bowling figures, taking 2/2 .