Marcus Hainsworth knows how important Belmont's current partnership is.
Both as captain and not out batsman, alongside English import Marcus O'Riordan, the experienced campaigner will resume his innings on Saturday with Belmont 3-41 and in need of 102 runs for victory against Cardiff-Boolaroo at Pasterfield Sports Complex.
"It's quite a precarious position, but hopefully we can get the runs and get our first two-day win of the season," Hainsworth said.
"The lower order can learn some lessons from the Charlestown game [outright loss last round]."
Hainsworth (four not out) and O'Riordan (seven not out) faced a combined 49 deliveries to steer Belmont to stumps on day one after CBs bowler Nathan Hillier (2-6) claimed two of three wickets for the hosts in the space of 26 overs.
Cardiff had earlier been dismissed for 142 in the 64th over. Hainsworth praised the second spell of Jace Lawson, who ended up with 4-25 including top scorer Sudhanshu Gundeti (36).
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