Randwick Petersham’s Matthew Everett was the standout in the roundup of the lower grades this weekend, scoring an unbeaten 195.Everett’s innings, which contained 26 fours, helped his side to a draw against Northern District Second Grade who had posted 8-427 declared.
Making it even more remarkable was that Everett batted for the entire Randwick Petersham innings of 6-348 after opening.
Parramatta’s Evan Pitt continued the good form of batsmen for the round by scoring 155 not out in their third grade match against Western Suburbs at Merrylands Oval.
Pitt’s innings came off only 158 balls and included 21 fours and two sixes.
Unfortunately for Pitt and Parramatta, they came up 11 runs short.
A big milestone was achieved by Dean Laing, the long serving Third Grade captain of Hawkesbury.
Laing reached the 10,000-run mark over the weekend during his innings of 72 not out. It was made all the sweeter as he guided his side to victory.
Patrick Lindsay ensured that the bowlers had a say in a round that contained runs galore.
He collected 6-41 in North Sydney’s first innings defeat against Penrith at Tunks Park.
Joseph Graham of Manly-Warringah second grade was one of the other stand-out bowling performers of the round, taking 6-84 in his side’s 92-run win against Sydney University.
Special mention goes to Matthew Simpson’ wicketkeeper for the Bankstown second grade side.
Simpson took six catches in what was the best performance of the round by any fielder. He now has 10 catches through three games.
His performance helped Bankstown to a 35-run win over Eastern Suburbs at Jensen Park.