Hughes gears Up For Matador Cup With McDonald’s Premier Cricket Century

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NSW Blues batsman Daniel Hughes geared up for the start of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup with an impressive century as a number of Blues players performed strongly in round two of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season on Saturday.

Hughes scored 104 in just 98 balls, which included 12 fours and two sixes, guiding Northern Districts to a bonus point win against North Sydney.

Northern Districts chased down their target of 201 in just 28.5 overs. He was ably supported by fellow opener Andrew Harriott who finished with 78 off 63 balls in a 156-run opening partnership.

Earlier Blues team mate Harry Conway had taken 4-30 off nine overs for Northern Districts to limit North Sydney to just 200.

NSW and Australian wicket-keeper Peter Nevill scored 63 runs in Eastern Suburbs defeat against Sydney at Waverley Oval. His innings included six fours.

Fellow NSW players Josh Lalor and Pat Cummins both took three wickets for Penrith in their victory over UNSW at Howell Oval.

Lalor collected 3-23 off ten overs whilst Cummins finished with 3-43 off eight overs to guide Penrith to victory by 49-runs.

Blues batsman Kurtis Patterson scored 90 not out for St George at Hurstville Oval in a match that had five NSW representatives. Patterson’s innings was not enough however to collect the win against Sydney University.

St George fell short by two runs in pursuit of University’s 3-254 where both NSW opener Ed Cowan (54) and Ryan Carters (57 not out) scored well.

Patterson was supported by NSW captain Moises Henriques (54) but they ultimately came up short.

There was cause for celebration in the Sutherland Shire on Saturday as two very impressive individual performances from Jarryd Biviano and Daniel Fallins helped Sutherland to a 141- run drubbing of Mosman, which maintained its undefeated start to the season.

Biviano displayed all the strokes and mixed aggression with calmness in his 201-minute stay at the wicket. He was eventually dismissed for a splendid 143 off 143 balls and the

Sutherland lower order were able to push the total up to a commanding 8-279 from their allotted 50 overs.

Not to be outdone, leg spinner Daniel Fallins collected 5-41 and continued the good work that had been started by Sutherland Captain Ben Dwarshuis and Lachlan Ferguson in reducing the visitors to 3-14 early on.

Old Kings Oval was the scene of a run- fest on Saturday with two centurions.

In the end it was a captain’s knock by Parramatta’s Nicholas Bertus, who hit 116 not out from 120 balls with four fours and four sixes that got them over the line.

It had looked grim earlier on for the home side, who had struggled with the ball against a strong Hawkesbury batting effort. Joshua Clarke continued his great start to the season by making 109 after scoring 95 last week.

Simon Keen made an impressive start of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season after missing the first game due to the birth of his child.

Unfortunately for Keen, he fell one run short of a century in his side’s 167-run bonus point win against Campbelltown-Camden.

It was a disciplined effort by Blacktown’s bowlers with four players collecting two wickets and former West Indian quick Corey Collymore finishing with miserly figures of 1-6 from eight overs.

In a losing effort Scott Coyte was the major wicket-taker for Campbelltown Camden with 4-54 from ten overs.

Adrian Isherwood took 5-52 in Western Suburbs’ heavy defeat to red hot Randwick Petersham.

Isherwood was one of the few standouts in the 102-run defeat that took the opening bowlers season tally to seven wickets. The family connection of Anthony and Dan Sams again proved fruitful for Randwick Petersham. Anthony followed his 152 from last week, scoring 95, and Dan collecting 4-30 from eight overs including the prized scalp of Wests captain Michael Clarke for just six.

Ahillien Beadle collected 5-60 and scored 39 in Manly’s 100-run defeat to Bankstown at LM Graham Reserve. Only three players reached double figures for Manly and they could only muster 146 in reply to Bankstown’s 246.

Gordon defeated Fairfield-Liverpool by four wickets in the round’s other fixture.

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