Sydney Shires Round Four Review (Day one)

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Burwood Briars Captain and bowler Max Seymour had a remarkable day of cricket on Saturday against Epping at Rothwell Park.

Seymour made a handy 27 with the bat as Burwood scored 170 in their first innings. He then finished the day with 8-23 off 10 overs as Epping collapsed to 9-66 at stumps.

At Northern Oval there was another eight-wicket bowler in Joe Scarcella. He finished with figures of 8-45 off 18 overs including five maidens.

Macquarie University managed 136 mainly thanks to Rehan Anjum scoring 77 in the best First Grade batting performance of the day. By stumps Lane Cove was in a commanding position of 2-94 in reply.

Strathfield moved to 5-168 at stumps thanks to half centuries to Pat Bolster (70 not out) and Tahmid Islam (62), who scored his third consecutive half century.

The pair have put on a fifth wicket partnership of 128 after Strathfield was in trouble earlier at 4-38.

Warringah had the brotherly connection of Tristan Rajah and Kamsen Rajah to thank after they got them out of a spot of bother in their match against Balmain South Sydney at Jubilee Oval.

Warringah was 4-35 before Kamsen (62) and Tristan (58) came together for a fifth wicket stand of 105. The lower order was able to help push the total up to 204.

In reply Balmain South Sydney is 2-92 at stumps.

North West Sydney is on the verge of first innings points against Lindfield at Kanebridge Oval.

A team bowling effort helped them dismiss Lindfield for 159, with Simon Fox (62) the standout for Lindfield.

In reply North West Sydney is 2-148 with Nathan Taylor 48 not out and Matthew Windred 32 not out.

Georges River will have their lower order to thank after they rescued the team from a precarious 7-121 against Roseville at Bexley Oval.

Wicketkeeper Ben Churcher (58) and Daniel Yates (50 not out) pushed them to a respectable 9-236 declared. Roseville was reduced to 2-11 at stumps.

The round’s final fixture between Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts and Pennant Hills saw no action due to rain.

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