Bayswater-Morley 7-53 (Berry 13, Wainman 10, Coombs 5-15) v Rockingham-Mandurah 188 (Bracey 45, Burrage 42, Loiacono 4-27), Hillcrest Park
Rockingham-Mandurah dominated day one against Bayswater-Morley, needing a further three wickets to seal a first innings victory.
Rockingham-Mandurah head coach Kris Kennedy said the side will be aiming to knock off the final three wickets as quickly as possible.
“We’ll be looking to take early wickets and put some pressure on them to go for an outright win," he said.
"We’ll continue to have plenty of energy around the group and see where we end up at the end of the day.”
Joondalup 0-17 v Subiaco-Floreat 257 (Holder 114no, Hansberry 45, Larmett 4-60), Iluka Sports Complex
Subiaco-Floreat has put itself in a commanding position after posting 257 runs, with batsman Andrew Holder scoring a brilliant unbeaten century at Iluka Sports Complex.
Joondalup has struggled to post big totals so far this season and will need the Morgan brothers and Zsilinszky brothers to step up and chase down the lofty total.
Melville 3-60 (Terry 30no, Porter 19no, Crudeli 2-21) v Midland-Guildford 189 (Critchell 67, Alderson 48, Porter 5-36), Tompkins Park
Melville and Midland-Guildford are locked in a tight battle heading into day two, following an even day’s play on Saturday at Tompkins Park.
Although the Storm lost three quick wickets at the start of their innings, they do have specialist batsmen Sean Terry and Drew Porter at the crease which will give them a great chance of chasing down the runs.
The Black Swans will need to keep pressuring the batsmen in the hopes of sneaking away with their first victory.
Melville head coach Brad Thompson said this match will be very similar to the last match.
"We’ll just be looking to get through the first hour of play, reassess from there and hopefully keep attacking and the result will take care of itself," Thompson said.
Mount Lawley 290 (Newnham 105, Marciano 76, Prescott 6-48) v Gosnells 0-7 (Hale 4no, Green 3no), Breckler Park
Mount Lawley has made the most of its innings at Breckler Park, scoring a whopping 290 runs off the back of a century to opener James Newnham.
With Gosnells being the second lowest scoring team in the competition, the time is perfect for Matthew Leipold’s men to provide some back up for their skipper and stamp their place on the competition ladder.
Perth 1-32 (Wells 25, Curtis 7no, Sabburg 1-2) v University 212 (Bosisto 54, Stuart 52no, Guthrie 4-49), Fletcher Park
Perth are well placed to take down University’s total of 212 on day two, after a solid all-round performance on Saturday at Fletcher Park.
Luke Jury has been in great form with the bat this season and looms as the danger man for University.
The Blues’ bowlers will need a plan to take him down if they are any chance to defend their smallish total.
University head coach Will Stibbs said the side are going to attack early.
“With not a big target to defend, are going to attack early on and see if we can get a couple of quick wickets to generate some nervousness in their middle order," Stibbs said.
Scarborough 255 (Tye 76, Philippe 61, Simpson 3-41) v Claremont-Nedlands 0-24 (Whiteaker 14no, Crawley 7no), Abbett Park
Scarborough and Claremont-Nedlands are locked in a fierce battle heading into day two, following an even day’s play on Saturday at Abbett Park.
The Tigers have generally had the firepower to chase down any total and their belief will be strong after doing so a number of times in past seasons.
However, a lot will hinge on how the Scarborough bowlers will react under pressure.
If Andrew Tye is available and bowling at his best, it will go a long way to the Gulls stealing an upset victory.
Claremont-Nedlands head coach Jim Allenby said he's confident the boys can put in a strong performance at Abbett Park.
“I think it’s a very good pitch there, quick outfield and a short boundary, so I think it’s a good place to bat," Allenby said.
"Our bowlers had a pretty good spell last week and restricted them to below par, so if we go out and look to be positive, bat throughout the whole day, the score rate should be fine and hopefully we can get a big partnership and someone can cash in.”
South Perth 3-73 (Meuleman 43no, D’Silva 25no, Chojnowski 2-31) v Fremantle 160(cc) (Turner 35, Collova 23, Bevilaqua 6-51), Richardson Park
South Perth appear to have the upper hand against Fremantle, needing just 88 more runs to secure a first innings victory after a superb performance on Saturday at Richardson Park.
Barring a huge batting collapse, South Perth should be able to get the job done and secure a first innings victory.
Braydon Meuleman and Darius D’Silva will need to reset themselves before looking to knock off the bulk of the runs.
Fremantle head coach Joe Piromalli said his side will aim to get through the middle order in the first hour of play.
“We’ll try to bowl them out with consistent bowling and put pressure on the opposition with good line and length," Piromalli said.
Willetton 158 (Bancroft 63, Rhodes 31, Cattrall 3-26) v Wanneroo 1-46 (Holly 25no, Spoors 20no, McCall 1-16), Burrendah Park
Wanneroo has impressed with the ball on day one, bowling Willetton out for 158 putting itself in prime position to snatch a first innings victory.
Riley Holly is looking solid in just his third First Grade match and will return to the crease with Matthew Spoors, as the Roos look to press their advantage and snag their third win in a row.