Daniel Jackson of Blacktown Cricket Club Fourth Grade led the highlights of lower grade performances over the weekend.
Jackson opening the batting for Blacktown in its clash against Eastern Suburbs at Trumper Park, scored 135 out of Blacktown’s total of 282 all out in 50 overs. With six players failing to reach double figures and the next best score being 36, Jackson’s innings became vital in Blacktown’s attempt to win the match.
Not just content with doing the damage with the bat, Jackson took an invaluable 2-38 off eight overs with the ball as Blacktown dismissed Eastern Suburbs for 193 who fell 89 runs short. On the back of Jackson’s performance, Blacktown upset Easts and recorded its fourth win of the season.
Also in Fourth Grade, Northern District’s Chris Burnett hit 103 not out to help his side to a respectable 6-221 from its 50 overs in its clash against Sydney.
Burnett lasted 115 balls and hit four fours and two sixes.
In reply, Sydney was restricted to a meager 9-159 in reply giving Northern District a 62-run victory.
Keeping the Fourth Grade trend going, Brad Wilson of Manly-Warringah collected brilliant figures of 5-11 from 9.5 overs as it won convincingly by eight-wickets against Campbelltown-Camden. Wilson conceded just over one run per over during his spells as Campbelltown-Camden was restricted to a paltry 112 all out. It was Wilson’s second five wicket haul of the season
In reply, Manly-Warringah lost just the two wickets as it chased down the required target in 27 overs.
Finishing off the lower grade highlights is Randwick Petersham’s James Tyson who collected 5-24 off ten overs in his side’s exciting two-wicket win against Parramatta.
Tyson’s haul took his second grade wicket tally to 22 for the season.
Randwick Petersham chased down the target of 161 with two wickets left in the 35th over.