Campbelltown Camden Ghosts are in with a decent chance to record their second win of the season when they return to Raby Sports Complex this Saturday for day two of their clash with Randwick Petersham.
The visitors won the toss last Saturday and asked the home side to bat first in the round 14 match of the NSW Premier Cricket competition.
Batting for almost 60 overs before they were all out, the Ghosts reached 225.
In reply, by stumps Randwick Petersham had lost two wickets for 107 runs.
Ghosts bowler Jarred Lysaught bagged both wickets to end up with figures of 2 for 40.
It was a good bowling performance by the entire Ghosts attack, which included seven maidens in the 36 overs they managed to send down before stumps.
Earlier, the Ghosts total was the result of some solid batting, especially from Aaron Yabsley, who made 57, Ashley Paddison with 41 and a very good contribution from another middle order batter, Jack Preddey with 58 to his name.
The Ghosts lost their first wicket at 14 when opener Mitchell Carruthers fell.
Then they lost two wickets when the score was on 59, Nick Carruthers and Jaydyn Simmons.
After a useful fourth wicket partnership of 66, Yabsley was the next to go when the score was on 152.
And so it went throughout the entire innings, with regular falls of wickets preventing the Ghosts from building a bigger total and a tough target for the visitors.
Still, they can win the match if they bowl and field well this Saturday.
That is if the weather is kind, because the forecast for the next week for the Sydney metropolitan area is a little on the wet and wild side.
If play does go ahead it will also be another opportunity for star import Monty Panesar to finally break through with a bag of scalps.