CHADSTONE Harlequin is making a run for a semi-final berth in Menzies Shield by amassing 9-328 against competition leader Toorak-Prahran.
A steady, consistent batting performance has left the fifth-placed side a good chance of extending its season should any of the teams above it falter in the last two rounds of the home-and-away fixture.
Glen Waverley, in fourth place, posted another less-than-impressive score for the third innings in a row, although it is not out of the game against St James Malvern Valley, having them 3-32 at stumps.
St. Paul's Glen Waverley is all but out of finals contention after its poor batting performance against Cavaliers. St Paul's made only 79 with the bat and already trail on the first innings and have lost a second-innings wicket after the Cavaliers declared its innings closed at 2-115.
Cavaliers 2-115 dec. (D Ferdinands 58) v St Paul's Glen Waverley 79 (M Pirovano 33, S Udumalagala 4-22) and 1-18
Mt. Waverley Catholics 0-53 v Salesian Old Boys 192 (C Herft 59)
Chadstone Harlequin 9-328 (M Boustead 58no, A Hebblethwaite 53, G Vincent 35, L Kennedy 33, S Krishnan 4-93) v Toorak-Prahran
Notting Hill Brandon Park 74 (B Dix 5-8) v Mt. Waverley Uniting 3-82
St. James Malvern Valley 3-32 v Glen Waverley 127 (M Olmus 36, M Day 35, N Gray 4-23, N Monaghan 3-32)