The Great Southern Cricket Association B-section side bounced back from a poor start to secure a mammoth 156-run win over Geraldton 2 to get their country week campaign back on track. GSCA had a day out with the bat at Iluka Sports Park on Monday, smacking 278 runs before being rolled in the second-last over of the match. Captain Liam Want’s blistering season continued with the cavalier batter smashing 75 runs from 80 balls which included nine fours. He was joined by Broomehill all-rounder James Barritt (23) for a 57-run partnership through the middle overs. After Want departed, Lewis Barritt did most of the heavy lifting scoring 60 runs from 80 balls to elevate GSCA above a score of 250. Flynn Cristinelli chipped in with 37 at the top of the order while Connor Hawkins contributed 29 runs batting with the tail. Geraldton struggled to find their areas throughout the innings bowling 28 extras in the 59 overs. Clint Yeates was Geraldton’s pick of the bowlers with a five-wicket haul. GSCA’s pace attack was too hot to handle in reply, as Jack Batchelor, Blakers and James Barritt ripped through Geraldton’s top order. The three combined for five wickets with James Barritt finishing with 3-26 from six overs while Want and Devon Cristinelli each took two. Both Geraldton openers were dismissed without troubling the scorers and James Barritt rocked the castles of the pair to follow. GSCA rolled Geraldton in the 40th over for 122 to get their tournament back on track. GSCA fell 21 short in the opening fixture against South Midlands 1 at Melvista Oval on Sunday. After losing the toss and being sent into field, GSCA witnessed a batting masterclass from Jacob Edwards who scored a rapid 81 from 77 balls. His sublime innings included 10 fours and three maximums. GSCA eventually rolled their opposition in the 50th over for a total of 202. Mitchell Blakers took 4-46 from 13 overs for GSCA as they struggled to limit their boundary balls. In reply, most GSCA were able to get starts in their innings but none were able to go on and get a score that truly mattered. Hawkins, Lewis Barritt, and Flynn Cristinelli all reached 20 but were dismissed soon after. Want provided a talismanic innings of 41 from 33 balls but wasn’t able to lift his side to a victory. They were skittled for 181 in the 46th over. After round two, GSCA were fourth on the ladder.