Wallan in trouble

Joshua Cumberland bats for Wallan as the Magpies were bowled out for 108.

Wallan is up against it after day one of its two-day match against ladder-leaders East Sunbury at Greenhill Reserve.

It wasn’t a good start for the Magpies, with opener Kieran Atkin dismissed for a duck before Ryan Cumberland and Lachlan Shinn-Mahony steadied the ship with a 37-run partnership.

After Cumberland was dismissed for 34, captain Brad Regan and Shinn-Mahony put on a 20-run stand before Regan was bowled for 19.

Shinn-Mahony was dismissed leg before wicket for 9 and Wallan fell to 4/78.

Spencer Whittingham was stumped for 21 with Wallan 5/88, triggering a collapse that led to Magpies being bowled out for 108 from just 40 overs.

Not one batsman after Whittingham scored more than nine runs, with three going out for ducks.

In reply, East Sunbury made a solid start to its innings, making 1/72 from 31 overs before stumps was called.

Wallan coach Chris Vecchie took the lone wicket with figures of 1/11 from six overs with two maidens at stumps while Stevie Bell was efficient, conceding just six runs from his nine overs.

Wallan are less than two points in front of Sunbury Kangaroos for the fourth finals place, with the Kangaroos having bowled Sunbury United out for 120.