Centuries from Abijai Mansingh and Raewin Senior have put former champions Melbourne in a strong position to advance the quarter-finals of the JCA Senior Cup Competition as they need only four wickets to gain first innings honours over hosts Lucas. Melbourne batted first and piled up 347-3, with Mansingh 133 and Senior 108, sharing a second wicket stand of 208.
The pair received good support from Javel Glen who chipped in with 75. In their reply, Lucas reached 160-6, still needing another 187 runs with four wickets in hand to avoid losing first innings points. Orando Pearson got 43 and Jemarie Harris 40 against the bowling of Yannick Elliott 2-48.
Over at Kensington, the hosts are also in sight of an outright win against Kingston and St Andrew Cricket Association. Leroy Love's fighting knock of 124 and Ryan Francis with 62, carried Kensington to 301-8 declared. Francis and Craig Gordon then combined with 8 wickets to dismiss the visitors for 141 for a lead of 160 entering Sunday's final day.