McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Review

There were runs, runs and more runs in the first Saturday of Round five of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday.

The highlight was a double-century to Dean Attard from Fairfield-Liverpool. He scored 224 off only 272 balls in an innings that contained 27 boundaries.
With Attard’s innings and support from Luke Ohrynowsky (65) and Matthew Harviel (48) Fairfield-Liverpool was able to bat through till stumps at 4-430.
At Glenn McGrath Oval, Manly put themselves into a formidable position at stumps scoring 5-398.
Opening batsman Jarrod Rawlings scored 154 in just his second match in First Grade. His knock included 19 fours and occupied the crease for 337 deliveries.
Rawlings was very well assisted by fellow opener James Crosthwaite (95) and Adam Crosthwaite (87) who has now scored 190 runs in his last two innings.
Eliot Richtor continued his impressive form in the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season by notching his second century in his last three innings. Richtor’s 122 came off 171 balls and included nine fours and four sixes. Alex Cahlin (82) took his tally to 329 runs and helped push Gordon’s total up to 8-364 declared.
In reply St George are 1-31 at stumps.
NSW Blues squad member Nick Larkin was another batsman to cash in on Saturday’s run fest. He scored 120 for Sydney University in their total of 7-340 declared at Sydney University Oval.
Opening the innings, Larkin faced 230 balls, hit 12 boundaries and lasted more than four and a half hours at the crease. Larkin’s form has been fantastic this year with 445 runs scored at an average of 111. Sydney University declared their innings at 7-340 and in reply Eastern Suburbs are 0-15 after four overs.
A 210-run opening partnership for UNSW has helped them to 6-354 at the end of play in their clash against Hawkesbury at Alan Davidson Oval.
Centuries to Jason Henry (115) his second consecutive ton and Captain Charles Wakim (106) laid the platform for their total.
On a day where bowlers were dealt with harshly, Randwick Petersham’s Adam Semple was a shining light with impressive figures of 5-58 in helping his side dismiss Penrith for 251. It was a watershed moment for Semple for had collected just two wickets in his past four innings before Saturday’s performance.
In the rounds other results: North Sydney scored 7-414 on the back of centuries to captain Jason Avendano (118) and all-rounder Robert Aitken (104), Mosman scored 313 against Northern District and in reply they are 3-25, Sydney Cricket Club is 7-269 against Blacktown at Drummoyne Oval and Western Suburbs is 7-360 against Bankstown with centuries to Adrian Isherwood  (120*) and Nicholas Cutler (110) leading the way.

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