DON'T drop Paul Morgan.
That's the harsh lesson that the Horsham Saints learned at Minyip on Saturday when Clint King spilt a catch at gully.
It was the first ball faced by the star Rup-Minyip batsman.
He then went on to top score with 97 to lead his side to a massive first-innings total of 7-263.
By his own admission, Morgan was 'a bit scratchy' early on.
But like all true champions, he fought through it and really hit his straps after the tea break to put on a 155-run stand with Adam Carter, 56.
"The Saints' boys bowled quite well and it was pretty tough going out there," Morgan said.
"The ground was fairly heavy, so it was hard to hit boundaries along the ground."
Mark Crafter, 3-46, continued his impressive top-grade form for the Saints.
Crafter has taken 14 wickets in his last four outings.
Glenn O'Beirne also fought hard, grabbing two wickets including the prized scalp of Morgan three runs short of his ton.
Homers is staring down the barrel of a second-straight defeat after a disappointing day one against Laharum.
The Mountain Men smoked the Pigeons to all parts of Cameron Oval on their way to scoring 9-325, with Ben Peucker, 85, Josh Mahoney, 59, Damien Bunworth, 57, and Glenn Doyle, 40, the main offenders.
Simon Hopper, 4-50, was Homers' shining light with the ball. Jung Tigers are on track for an outright win against Colts after a destructive first session with the ball.
Colts made 104 and were all out by 4.30pm, with Jung taking a first-innings lead by the end of the day to finish on 2-108.
Marty Knight starred with the ball, claiming his first five-wicket haul of the season.
Teenager Angus Adams was also on-song with the bat and ball, making 44 and taking two wickets with his leg-spinners.
Noradjuha-Toolondo has the upper hand in its game against Blackheath-Dimboola at Horsham City Oval.
Captain Matt Combe continued his rich vein of form, striking a well-made 78 to help get his side to 204.