A massive partnership has helped Wagga RSL into a competitive position against Wagga City.
The last placed Bulldogs finished day one of the clash at McPherson Oval at 7-211 courtesy of runs from some of their most experienced players.
Captain James Richards (89) and former skipper Todd Henderson (79) put on 166 runs for the third wicket.
The Bulldogs were in early trouble at 2-4 after Ethan Perry (1) and Neil Morton (3) were dismissed before the pair used all their experience to navigate out of trouble.
Wagga City got back into the clash with a string of quick wickets after newcomer Craig Action removed Henderson.
RSL lost 5-36 but have Tim Cameron (13 not out) and John Hoey at the crease when play resumes next week.
Jon Nicoll (3-43) and Dean Crane (2-26) the pick of City’s bowlers.
The Cats are looking to hit back from their first loss of the season after slipping to second last week.