LAKE Illawarra opening batsman Kerrod White has blasted his second 196 of the season to put his side in an unsurmountable position in their vital South Coast Cricket Association round 12 match against Shellharbour.
After an unbeaten 196 in a one-day game early in the season, White unleashed a blistering attack on a Scorpions attack that was minus leading wicket-taker Ben Mitchell.
The Lakers were dismissed for a massive 400 at the end of day one at Howard Fowles Oval.
White belted 11 fours and 11 sixes to complete his fifth century of the season.
Aaron Henry helped himself to an equally hard-hitting 91 before he was last man out late in the day.
Skipper Shane Cody scored 37.
Ben Hunt bowled 29 overs to take 4-105, while Brynley Richards and Ken Nguyen both finished with two wickets for the Scorpions.
Leg-spinning president Matt O'Brien has bowled Kiama Cavaliers into a winning position during their clash with Gerringong-Jamberoo.
After a solid start that saw the visitors reach 2-60 at Cavalier Park, they then lost three quick wickets to halt their momentum.
O'Brien ripped though the tail to finish with 6-18 off 13.3 overs, with Scott Groves playing a lone hand with 54 as his side was dismissed for 119.
Kiama didn't fare much better and were 4-71 at stumps after Lachlan Hall took 2-20 for Gerringong-Jamberoo, with coach Eric Davies scoring 25 for Kiama.
Oak Flats turned in a good effort to take first innings points against The Rail at Croome Road.
The Rail struggled after winning the toss and batting, but the menacing figure of former coach Darren O'Connell loomed large as he snared 7-43 from 19 overs to dismiss the Razorbacks for 111.
Despite some early flutters which resulted in the Rats losing cheap wickets, they managed to finish the day at 5-147.
Darren Mansfield remained unbeaten on 48 while Nathan Brown made 36.
Tim Goodall claimed 3-63 for The Rail.
Warilla Kookas seem to have the advantage in their game against Albion Park, at Oakleigh Park, after scoring 136 and reducing the Park to 2-15 at stumps.
The Kookas innings never really built any great momentum as they slumped to 7-64, before the experienced Scott Cox (45) joined Chris Leaudais in a 63-run partnership, Cox hitting three fours and two sixes.
Rob Monaghan continued his great efforts with the ball to bag 4-28 off 31 overs, while Graeme Smith claimed 3-30.
The Eagles lost the wickets of skipper Adam Coughlan and Jake Lambert before stumps.