Warriors Face Uphill Battle In Alice
9 March 2017  
The Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors leave the field at Traeger Park // Getty Images


The Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors face an uphill battle to regain ascendancy after a strong Day 2 from Victoria's batters in the Sheffield Shield match in Alice Springs, still trailing the Bushrangers' first-innings score by 147.

Victoria appeared in trouble at the start of the day, having been 5-106, before nightwatch Chris Tremain hit an improbable maiden century to drive his side into a strong position, with the Bushrangers eventually bowled out for 322 and holding a 176-run first innings lead.

The tall fast bowler had previously managed a high score of just 29 from his 31 First Class matches but hit an impressive 111 to give Victoria the ascendancy.

After 15 wicket fell on Day 1, Western Australia ended the second day on 0-29, still 147 runs in arrears, but with all 10 wickets in-hand.

Tremain shared a 108-run partnership with fellow fast bowler James Pattinson (57) for the seventh Victoria wicket, with the latter having scored just one previous First Class half-century.

Seamer David Moody (5-59) returned the best figures for WA, while Jason Behrendorff (3-80) and D'arcy Short (2-77) assisted with crucial breakthroughs.

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-AAP