PENOLA is in the box seat for day two of its Barber Shield cricket clash with West Gambier, after an impressive effort with the bat last week at McCorquindale Park.
The Eagles set a big 286-run target for a Roos victory, helped greatly by a century from David Somerfield.
Somerfield’s 132 came off just 117 balls, with 13 fours and five sixes.
No other Eagles made even a half-century, but 36 from opener Jack Mullan, 20 from Lewis March and 34 further down the order from Conrad Slabber all added to the final tally.
Despite the Eagles being bowled out, more impressive was the fact the final score came in 66 overs.
It is certainly a formidable number for the West batsmen to reach, which has not been helped by an early wicket on day one.
Connor Prior was bowled by Michael Waters for just 13 runs, with Nick Bone then joining Niall Easterbrook at the crease until stumps.
And the end of play the Roos had reached a tentative 1/28 after 11 overs.
The two sides first met this season back in round two for a one-day fixture, where Penola was victorious.
The Eagles were all out after 37 overs and managed to post a reachable 159 runs.
However, in a spectacular batting collapse, West slumped to 7/17, with only Josh Cornolo (37) and Dylan Walsh (41) adding any respectability to the final score of 108.
West will not want to rely on the lower order tomorrow or the Eagles’ bowlers are sure to take advantage.
Waters has been in good form with the ball, with 13 season wickets to his name and appears to be on target again.
He claimed three scalps against West in that last game and will look to replicate that effort.
In the end it will be a tough day for the Roos as Penola continues its undefeated run.