Sydney Shires Round 5 Day two report

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Centuries to Adam Coyte (101) and Rick Lucey (101 not out) has guided Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts to victory against Roseville at Greenway Oval in Round five of the McDonald’s Sydney Shires competition.

Chasing Roseville’s 197, Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts was 2-16 early on before Coyte and Lucey combined with both players reaching centuries as they declared their innings at the 60 over mark at 4-281.

Hoping to get quick wickets for an outright win, Mount Pritchard-Southern Districts reduced Roseville to 5-105 at the end of the days play.

The other centurion of the round was North West Sydney’s Nathan Taylor. Taylor scored an even 100 not out off 150 balls with 14 fours and one six. On the back of Taylor’s innings, North West Sydney was able to chase down Epping’s first innings total of 164. They finished their innings at 4-263 in the 55th over. Taylor was well supported by opening batsman Geoff Reid (59) and Arthur Haley (47).

Burwood Briars was unable to record an outright win at Rothwell Park against Lane Cove but did come close.

Chasing Burwood’s 8-303 declared, Lane Cove was bundled all out for just 74, with Marc Seymour (4-17) continuing his brilliant season after scoring 85 last week.

Batting again, Lane Cove was able to work their way to 7-125 and deny the Briars an outright victory.

Daniel McLauchlan collected 5-37 off 13 overs for Burwood to finish the day with match figures of 8-51 after taking 3-14 in the first innings.

In one of the most absorbing matches of the round, Warringah fell just one run short of recording an outright victory over Pennant Hills after losing on first innings.

In reply to Pennant Hills 212, Warringah posted 155 with Tristan Rajah (43) top scoring. Pushing for an outright victory Pennant Hills batted again but only scored 136 with Dale Maksimovic (3-31) and Guy Davies (3-49) the chief destroyers for Warringah.

Tasked with scoring 194 in 30 overs, Warringah fell agonizingly close at 8-193 just one run adrift. Kamsen Rajah 47 from 31 balls was the highlight of the Warringah innings.

In the round’s other fixtures: Strathfield defeated Balmain-South Sydney by 72-runs at Airey Park, Georges River defeated Macquarie University by 90-runs on first innings at Bexley Oval and Auburn defeated Lindfield by 57-runs at George Parry Oval.

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