A ten-wicket haul to Parramatta bowler Ben Martin has guided Parramatta to an emphatic outright win in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket First Grade action over the weekend.
Martin collected figures of 6-22 in helping Parramatta dismiss St George for just 85 in its first innings and followed this performance up with 4-49 as St George was asked to bat again.
The Saints could only muster 184 in its second innings and fell to an outright defeat.
Martin finished with superb match figures of 10-71. Earlier in the match Parramatta had scored 9-306 declared.
A third McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket century this season to Andrew Harriott has guided Northern District to an impressive five-wicket win against Western Suburbs at Mark Taylor Oval.
Chasing Western Suburb’s 9-323 declared, they reached the target five wickets down in 80.5 overs.
Harriott went along nicely to post 119 from 133 balls with 13 fours and two sixes. He combined well with Tom Felton for a third-wicket partnership of 164 after Northern District was 2-13 early on.
In his 101 innings prior to this match Harriott had posted just the three centuries, however so far this season he has had innings of 138 vs Randwick Petersham, 135 not out vs Penrith and now 119 vs Western Suburbs in only 12 innings.
An inspired bowling effort by Sydney University pair Tim Ley and Dugald Holloway has seen the students pull off a nail biting five-run win over Mosman at Sydney University Oval.
Ley collected figures of 4-36 from 17 overs to back up his vital 55 with the bat. He was well supported by Holloway who finished with figures of 3-31 from 12.
After dismissing Sydney University for 267 in the first week of the match, Mosman would have fancied their chances of collecting first innings points. However no batsman was able to stick around with opener Danul Dassanayake who made 107 off 201 balls and lasted close to four and a half hours at the crease.
It got tense in the lower order as useful contributions from Neeley (39), George (26) and Turner (27 not out) almost got the visitors over the line. However Sydney University was able to hold its nerve and record a thrilling win.
A Cameron Merchant century was not enough for Manly-Warringah to get a victory over Sydney Cricket Club in its clash at Manly Oval.
Set 303 for victory, Manly could only scrape together 245 in 108.3 overs with Merchant’s 111 the best of the batsmen. He occupied the crease for 251 balls and 331 minutes. His innings also contained 13 boundaries.
It was a breakthrough innings for Merchant who had only scored 38 runs in his first four innings with Manly-Warringah this season. It was also his 11th first grade century.
Twin centuries to Penrith pair Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Jonathan Sammut has helped Penrith to a convincing seven-wicket win against Gordon at Howell Oval.
Chasing 266 for victory, Kohler-Cadmore (101 not out) and Sammut (100 from 157 balls) eased passed the required total. Penrith was only three wickets down when they achieved victory after 79 overs.
Kohler-Cadmore and Sammut combined for a third-wicket partnership of 183 runs with Sammut being dismissed two runs before victory was achieved.
A six wicket haul to Randwick Petersham fast bowler Daniel Sams nearly pulled off an outright victory in its clash against UNSW at Coogee Oval.
After being dismissed for a lowly 123 in its first innings, Randwick Petersham lost on first innings as UNSW cruised to 4-124 declared.
Batting again, run machine Anthony Sams (81) led the way as they scored 8-248 declared setting UNSW 248 for an outright victory.
UNSW fell to 8-184 when stumps was finally called but not before Daniel Sams had ripped through their batting line up to finish with figures of 6-54 from just 16 overs.
Sams figures also took him to 204 McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket wickets at an average of 23.54.
In the round’s other fixtures: A fighting 95 from Sam Robson helped Eastern Suburbs to a draw against North Sydney, Bankstown won on first innings over Sutherland on the back of an unbeaten 103 to Mitch Brown, Blacktown defeated Fairfield-Liverpool on first innings and Hawkesbury defeated Campbelltown-Camden on first innings with Joshua Clarke scoring unbeaten half centuries in each innings for Hawkesbury.
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