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Campion maintain advantage in ISSA Grace Shield final against St George's

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott
Dominic Samuels (left) of Campion College takes a catch to dismiss Andrew Thompson right from St George's College for 36 runs off the bowling of M-Saad Ahmad, during the ISSA Corporate Area Grace Shield cricket final at Melbourne Oval yesterday. Looking on is wicketkeeper Neil Johnson.

Campion College hold the upper hand going into today's final day's play in the three-day Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Grace Shield cricket final for Corporate Area teams at Melbourne Oval.

Set a victory target of 166 runs, Campion College were 48 for one in their second innings at the end of the second day.

Campion started the day on 132 for eight and put on 26 runs for the last two wickets to take their total to 158.

Kirk McKenzie led the bowling for St George's, taking five for 57.

Batting a second time, St George's - who were dismissed for 98 at first strike for a 60-run deficit - posted 225 all out.

McKenzie led the St George's fight back with the bat as he scored an unbeaten 76, while sharing in a 77-run partnership with Andrew Thompson, who scored 33. Simon Lee supported with 26 and Joel Ewan 27.

Abihjai Mansingh was Campion's top bowler, taking four for 68.

Campion then put on 48 for the loss of one wicket, with Saad Ahmad and Neil Johnson not out on 22 and 12 runs, respectively.

Campion's captain, Abihjai Mansingh, said it's their game to win.

"We have it in our hands and it's up to us if we want to win it or not," he said.

St George's captain, Lee, believes they can bowl out their opponents and claim the title.

"We have to come and attack and get some early wickets and see where we go from there," he said.