New Zealand Professional Tom Bruce hit a blistering knock of 118 off just 89 balls as Netherfield defeated Morecambe by 100 runs in a pulsating game at Parkside Road.

The Kiwi's first innings blast was well supported by John Huck's quickfire 68 off just 63 balls as Netherfield closed on an imposing total of 280-5.

Morecambe in reply were on course for a losing draw until a late batting collapse saw them lose 5 wickets for 12 runs as Netherfield had the visitors all out for 188 off 45.2 overs.

Netherfield, who elected to bat first, made a slow start as James Park-Johnson was bowled by Eddie Read, before Ben Barrow picked out Steven Fisher off the bowling of Uzair Shah as the Field were reduced to 31-2.

However a solid partnership between Bruce and Brad Earl restored parity across Parkside Road asNetherfield pushed on to 124.

Morecambe broke the partnership when Earl was caught behind for 37 by Lewis Edge off the bowling of Irfan Qayyam.

However from that point on Netherfield were in control as both Bruce and John Huck put on a dominant partnership which saw the Field race to 240.

Huck was dismissed after he picked out Ryan Pearson off the bowling of Saeed Anwar Junior, having hit five fours and a six.

With Netherfield in a comfortable position, Tom Bruce reached his third century of the season.

Bruce pushed the score on to 254 before he was dismissed by Eddie Read when the Kiwi Professional picked out Josh Dixon. His 138 runs included nine fours and six sixes.

Netherfield finished the innings off as Daniel Ingham closed on an undefeated 25 with Ben Barrow's side in a powerful position of 280-5 at the close of the first innings.

Morecambe made a steady start in reply as both Josh Dixon and Gareth Pedder put on a first wicket stand of 33.

However Netherfield broke the partnership when Pedder was caught by Dylan Hoyle off the bowling of Lewis Richardson.

Netherfield from that point on dominated as Marc Hadwin claimed the scalps of both Saeed Anwar Junior and Edge as Morecambe were reduced to 86-3.

Morecambe Captain Josh Dixon and Ryan Pearson were resistant as they pushed the visitors on to 134.

However Dixon who batted well for a top score of 63 was dismissed after he was caught and bowled by Bruce.

Marc Hadwin went onto return figures of 3-60 after he dismissed Pearson, however with the overs running out the game was heading for a draw.

Netherfield though were rewarded for their patience as Morecambe encountered a batting collapse which saw them lose 5 wickets for just 12 runs.

The collapse set in when Tom Williamson claimed two quick wickets after he trapped Read LBW before Geert Martens was also dismissed while Bruce saw off Lewis Smith who picked out Earl.

Morecambe's misery was complete as both Steven Fisher and Qayyam ran themselves out as Netherfield celebrated a dramatic win as Morecambe were all out for 188 in 45.2 overs.