Panthers on top, but.....
Dandenong spinner Akshat Buch bowled tidily today
Dandenong still holds the advantage in the Premier Final at the Junction Oval, but Fitzroy Doncaster refuses to lie down. With one day remaining, the Lions have an overall lead of four, with six second innings wickets in hand.
Resuming on 3/119, Dandenong extended its first innings lead to 124 by the time they were bowled out for 229 just after lunch. Ed Newman (40) fell to the fourth ball of the second morning, but Lincoln Edwards (56), James Nanopoulos (16), Jacques Augustin (29) and Peter Siddle (24*) made the Lions fight hard for every wicket.
Trent Lawford (4/84), Chris Moore (3/66), Matt Frith (2/30) and Ejaaz Alavi (1/24) were the successful bowlers.
Fitzroy Doncaster's second innings was away to a solid start, with Jack Rudd (32) and Jack Blyth (41) removing 70 of the deficit before Cassidy had Rudd caught. Then spinner Akshat Buch (2/34) struck twice in quick succession to dismiss Nat Vardi (13) and Blyth. Cassidy trapped skipper Peter Dickson lbw to make it 4/103, the Lions still 21 runs in the red.
Matt Frith (22*) and Liam Banthorpe (11*) reached stumps at 4/128, just four ahead.
The Lions will be hoping for some quick runs in the morning to hopefully set Dandenong an awkward fourth innings chase.
St Kilda won its eighth Second XI title with a big win over Camberwell Magpies at the Albert Ground.
Melbourne Uni won its sixth Third XI premiership with an easy win over Dandenong at Windy Hill.
Carlton won its first ever Fourth XI flag when it defeated St Kilda at Princes Park.