CENTURIES for Berkshire#8217;s Waqas Hussain and James Morris assisted put Dorset towards the sword on the first day of the three-day MCCA Championship clash at Finchampstead.
In reply, the away side departed to some difficult begin with the bat, also it only got worse after that.
Josh Digby (4-87) also assisted Dorset take further wickets because the hosts published 351 full-scale from 88.1 overs, just lacking their allocated 90.
But Hussain fell to Dorset’s Masoor Khan for 145 and also the part-time bowler also selected up Morris (100) on his method to declaring figures of four-52.
Kid Max Trueman was bowled by Tom Nugent for starters and Mike Collins then fell for six on his Minor Areas debut by Chris Peploe, departing the score at 50-2.
Both Bashley’s Michael Porter and Tom Jacques fell to Nugent without scoring, as skipper Chris Park’s side slumped to 67-5.
It had been left towards the captain and night watchman Bradley Currie to determine the day because the away side finished 70-5 in the close, 281 runs behind.