Wickets fall as Souths put Harwood under the pump
THREE late wickets to spinner Jason Thompson put Souths Services in control of their match with Harwood Hilton at Ellem Oval on Saturday.
Defending just 155, Souths turned the screws in the field to have Harwood struggling at 5-27.
"The bowlers were superb this afternoon," Souths captain Tom Kroehnert said.
"Our score wasn't ideal but we're slowly improving on that with each week.
"Thommo grabbed three this afternoon and they're in a bit of tough spot now."
Despite his side's perilous position, Harwood captain Tim McMahon was confident his team could recover when play resumes next Saturday.
"We lost too many wickets, simple as that," he said.
"It was a bad time to bat but I'm still confident we can do it."
Harwood's top-order collapse followed a good performance in the field with seamer Ben McMahon (5-25) the chief destroyer.
Other notable efforts included young bowler Jake Causley claiming his first wicket in Premier League, while Harrison Nicholson picked up the wicket of his Academy coach Jason Thompson.