A golden summer continues to deliver for Brierly-Christ Church.
The second-placed Bulls are well placed after day one of their Warrnambool and District Cricket Association game against Dennington.
The Dogs were bowled out for 114 with emerging opening bowler Jacob Brooks the star for the Bulls.
On a Dennington Recreation Reserve pitch that was good for batting, Brooks was able to make things happen with the ball, finishing the day with 5-17 from his 14 overs.
Two of those wickets came in his opening spell, with the last three arriving when he returned to the bowling crease later in the day.
The 17-year-old right-arm paceman explained the haul was a milestone achievement.
“I have never taken five wickets before in an innings in any cricket I have played,” Brooks said.
“It was pretty exciting, I just tried to bowl as many balls as I could in the right area to give myself a chance of getting wickets.”
Brooks is no stranger to senior cricket, having made his division one debut as a 13-year-old.
He credits fellow paceman and captain Mark Murphy with having a big influence on his form and that of the team.
“It’s great to have Mark there, he helps me work out how to bowl to each batsman,” Brooks said. “He has a fair bit to do with how well the team is going as well. We have picked up some good players this season and everyone is keen to keep playing well. The club hasn’t made finals for a while so that is definitely a goal we have.” Brierly-Christ Church has already played in two finals this season, finishing runners-up in the one-day decider before being crowned Twenty20 champion.