Dookie dug in to give itself a fighting chance against Jim McGregor Shield ladder-leader Mooroopna on Saturday.
Dookie showed resilience in its innings, lasting 69 overs to post its score of 165, with James Scott hitting 67 opening the innings.
James Turvey was in good form for the Cats, taking 5-43, including 13 maidens.
Michael Van Dorsser and Lloyd Payne blocked out five overs to get to 0-6.
Old Students went to town against Karramomus, blasting 7-377 in 80 overs at Kialla.
Ashish Chouhan (97), Jag Singh (89) and Ryan Boswell (71) batted well without reaching three figures, while Inder Singh (3-92) toiled hard for the Bloods.
A late breakthrough has Central Park-St Brendan’s in a good position against Kyabram.
The Tigers worked their way to 224 from 69 overs with Andrew Butcher (59), Keagan Miller (42) and Ymer Mehmet (40) leading the way.
Kyabram’s Danyon Stockdale (5-65) and Martiens Olivier (4-25) were tough to handle for the Tigers.
Jeremy Fraser struck a blow to have the Redbacks at 1-7 from nine overs.
Murchison ground its way to 9-181 from 80 overs after being sent in to bat by Euroa.
Luke Twynstra hit 35 in the lower order, while David Marsters (30) got going.
Euroa’s Jake Sutherland claimed figures of 4-24 from 21 overs, including 11 maidens.
A brilliant century from Steven Van Taarling was the catalyst behind Pine Lodge’s score of 322.
Van Taarling belted five sixes in his innings of 114, while Devinder Singh (61) and Travis Knight (44) were on target.
Michael Tate took 4-75 from 19 overs for United.