South Wagga coach Joel Robinson is pleased with where his side sits coming into the second day of their clash with Kooringal Colts.
The Blues will resume at 1-28 at Robertson Oval on Saturday, needing another 138 runs for victory.
Kooringal were bowled out for 165 in the 66th over after being sent in.
Warren Clunes led with the way with 6-36 off 17.4 overs.
Robinson was impressed with his efforts with the ball.
“Over the last few years there’s been a lot of wickets taken at Robertson Oval with spin,” Robinson said.
“There was nothing different from us with him and Terry (Willis) bowling a lot of overs through the middle.
“He bowled pretty well.”
However Robinson credits a run out for changing the course of the match.
Colts were going well with Dave Bolton and Daniel Perri fairly untroubled at the top of the order before Adam Skow removed Bolton (36) with a good piece of fielding.
Alex Jones then bowled Perri (33) and from there the Colts struggled for partnerships.
Scott McLachlan chimed in with 38 at seven to help their score along but plenty of damage had been done.
“I think we bowled pretty well again but actually started things off with a really good run out and things flowed on from there,” Robinson said.
“They were 0-60 odd and it started things off.
“Those two blokes batted pretty well against the new ball and the wicket was pretty flat and it wasn’t great conditions for bowling.
“They did quite well so we were pretty lucky to get that one and it sort of snowballed from there.”
Robinson believes the side is in a good position despite losing Brayden Ambler (10) in the second last over of play.
“It would have been an ideal position to go in one down, but we’ve lost one wicket,” he said.
“We’re still very confident with our long batting order and most of the games this year someone different has stepped up.”