Aces endure tough day at the office

Central Stags put in a dominant performance with the bat after captain Will Young won the toss.

George Worker (47) and Greg Hay (101) were in excellent touch for the Stags seeing off the new ball before cashing in.

The pair continued onto lunch finishing the first session 112/0.

Matt McEwan (2-64) snared Worker Lbw shortly after lunch to give the Aces a much-needed boost.

Jamie Brown (1-61) continued the good work bowling Ben Smith (7) to bring the Aces roaring back into the contest.

Will Young (141*) came to the crease and immediately swung the momentum in his side’s favor with a fluent knock bringing up his half-century at less than a run a ball.

Hay brought up his ton before falling to Sean Solia (1-22), there was no respite for the Aces with Young continuing to score runs all around the wicket bringing up his hundred with a booming cover drive.

Michael Guptill-Bunce took an excellent catch off the bowling of McEwan to dismiss Jesse Ryder (23).

Tom Bruce (41*) joined Young at the crease the pair finishing the day unbeaten with the Stags 379/4 heading into day two

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