The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts are in line for another win after a strong start against Gordon on day one of NSW Premier Cricket round 4 at the weekend.
The undefeated Ghosts' first grade squad travelled to Chatswood to take on the locals on Saturday. Gordon won the toss and batted first.
Ghosts bowler Sam Skelly struck early, claiming opening bat Cameron Eccles in the second over with just five runs under his belt.
Fellow opener Axel Cahlin and Steve Colley settled in to take the home team over the 50-run mark, before Cahlin (30) was sent back to the sheds by Luke Courtney with the scorecard reading 2/59.
Wicket-keeper captain Harry Evans came in next and his partnership with Colley took Gordon to 90.
But then Ghosts captain Jarrad Burke took out his counterpart with a caught and bowled effort, and Luke Webb eliminated Colley seven balls later without advancing the score. Tym Crawford and Lachlan Barnsley knuckled down and advanced the locals with a partnership of 73 runs, eventually broken by Courtney's bowling.
Charlie Stobo replaced Crawford (who top-scored with 54 off 52) at the crease adding just eight runs before Courtney sent him packing as well. Barnsley, slow and patient in the middle, continued to see a rotation of partners when Glenn Winsor and Scott O'Brien came and went, recording scores and 14 and 15 respectively.
Skelly was the man to finally take Barnsley's scalp, sending the number six bat back to the sheds for a respectable 36 runs from 106 balls. Alex Patterson was the final batsman dismissed, leaving Nathan Doyle not out on 21 with his team's final score reading 246.
Skelly was the best of the bowlers, taking 4/63, followed by Courtney on 3/46. Webb took 2/50 and Burke claimed 1/38. With the home side all out, the Ghosts were able to face 30 overs with the rest of the afternoon.
Sadly, Stobo claimed opening bat Aaron Yabsley for a golden duck, bringing Phil Wells to the crease with Nathan Glynn in the second ball of the innings.
The pair partnered well, adding 67 runs to the board before Winsor sent Wells packing on an impressive 57 runs from 55 deliveries.
Wickie Harry Swindells and Glynn took the Ghosts past the 100 mark before the latter was dismissed LBW by O'Brien. Swindells followed, leaving Jaydyn Simmons and Luke Webb in the middle to resume play on day two with the Ghosts on 4/117.