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St Albans are in a battle to continue their perfect start to the two-day trophy.
Day one of their match with winless Sydenham on Saturday saw Sydenham reach a first-innings total of 256.
At the end of the day's play the competition leaders found themselves 106/3 to set up what looks to be a balanced match going into day two on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the women's one-day premiership, Lancaster Park continued their undefeated run with a nine-run win over St Albans.
Premier men's two-day trophy
Sydenham 256/10 (Ryan Wallace 77, Toby Mowat 45; Matt Holstein 3/48, James Tapper 3/90) lead St Albans 106/3 (Greg Dawson 61, Dan Sharples 30).
Riccarton 172/10 (Nick Kwant 81; Nathan McNicol 4/55, Blake Coburn 3/49) trail East Shirley 187/6 (Jeremy Duncan 47, Ken McClure 38, Regan Sheehan 36*; Trev Garrett 4/35).
Lancaster Park 124/10 (Andrew Hazeldine 28, Josh McCarthy 27*; Sean Davey 5/27) and 20/2 (Sean Davey 2/19) lead Old Boys Collegians 125/9 (Daniel Stanley 41; Richard Turpie 3/20).
Burnside West 270/10 (Mitch Hay 70, Matt Hay 63, Tom Zohrab 38; Nicolaj Damgaard 4/101, Marek Bungard 3/70) lead Heathcote 111/5 (James Rennie 38; Tom Zohrab 2/16).
Premier women's one-day competition
Old Boys Collegians 135/8 (Allie Mace-Cochrane 42, Haley Banks 25; Amelia Tainui 3/24, Gine Aldersley 2/20) beat Sydenham 106/7 (Casey Liddington 57; Missy Banks 2/25).
Lancaster Park 182/5 (Frankie Mackay 70, Kirsty Nation 33; Katie Morris 2/29) beat St Albans 173/10 (Nat Cox 35, Katie Morris 31; Sara Asmussen 3/56, Charlotte Morton 3/16, Joey Hull 2/18).
Canterbury United Pride finished second at the Women’s Futsal SuperLeague in Wellington.
The Pride went undefeated en route to the final before falling to Auckland 3-4.
Pride player Sarena Patel was named MVP at the tournament and also won the tournament's golden boot award after scoring nine goals.
Meanwhile, Canterbury United Dragons fell to their sixth consecutive defeat in the ISPS Handa Premiership.
The Dragons were outclassed on the road by undefeated Auckland City 1-5. Lee Padmore's men are rooted to the bottom of the table and are winless in 2020.
The Canterbury women's side finished second at the National Fastpitch Championship in Lower Hutt. On Sunday, Canterbury advanced to the final with a 4-2 playoff win over Hutt Valley. However, they were outmuscled by Auckland in the final 0-7.
The Canterbury men's team finished fifth in their round-robin.