BLACKTOWN claimed first bragging rights for day one of play in their Sydney grade cricket season opener against Penrith at Howell Oval on Saturday.
First grade were the first team in the competition to secure competition points and have a 35-run lead after they bowled out Penrith for 135 in 40.1 overs.
Blacktown's Matt Bursa also bagged the first hat-trick of the 2012-13 season, claiming scalps on the first three balls after lunch.
Penrith went to lunch in a steady position at 3-111 but quickly found themselves in trouble at 6-111 when play resumed.
Bursa, and fellow opening bowler Daya Singh, didn't need any backup, taking all 10 wickets between them.
Bursa finished with 6-25 while Singh claimed 4-56.
Ryan Gibson (58), Stewart Rhodes (33) and captain Matthew Halse (17) were the only Penrith batsmen to reach double figures.
Blacktown are 9-170 in reply at stumps as Nathan Sowter (52 not out) and Brett Collison (50) guided Blacktown to a first innings lead.
Max McNamara was the best of the Penrith bowlers with three wickets.
At Glendenning's Joe McAleer Reserve, Blacktown seconds are 5-87 chasing 125.
Thirds are 1-69 chasing 161, fourths are 7-62 chasing 94 while fifths will chase a big total after Penrith declared at 5-326.
Play resumes this Saturday.
Blacktown's first home game at Joe McAleer Reserve starts October 6 against Mosman.
Round one of the Twenty-20 Cup is on October 14.
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