McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Round 11 (week one wrap)

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Mason Crane has continued his superb form in the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season by collecting figures of 7-116 for Gordon against North Sydney on Saturday at Chatswood Oval.


His seven wicket performance backs up his Round 10 performance of 7-93 and 1-54 as well as 5-66 in Round 9.

His effort on Saturday means he is the first bowler since Danny McLauchlan in 2013-2014 to collect a five-wicket performance in three consecutive rounds. McLauchlan a fast bowler, had consecutive rounds of 9-85, 5-71 and 5-31.
Crane bowled for 43 overs and had six maidens in his titanic day.

North Sydney reached 9-284 at the end of the days play thanks in large to veteran batsmen Robert Aitken.
Aitken at 41 years and 301 days scored his second century of the season (110 not out from 171 balls with 16 boundaries). He is the first 40-year-old to score two centuries in a season since rugby league great Les Johns scored four centuries for Sutherland in 1985-86 (Johns was 43 years and 273 days).


Aitken and number 11 batsman Declan Hoare have put on a 76-run unbroken last wicket stand after North Sydney had fallen to 9-208.

 
A Neil Kimberley century has put Northern District in a solid position against Fairfield-Liverpool in its clash at Mark Taylor Oval.
Kimberley who was promoted from the Second Grade team after making 68 last game, posted 122 off 228 balls with 18 boundaries. He shared a 155-run opening partnership with fellow opener Henry Hunt (58) as the hosts moved to 7-306 at the end of the days
play.
 
Kyle Brockley and Jake Wilson have again saved the blushes of Sutherland in its match against Parramatta at Old Kings Oval.
In Round Seven, Brockley and Wilson added 119 for the final wicket against Bankstown to save it from a small total and both men found themselves in a similar situation on Saturday afternoon.


Despite a patient 85 from opener Chris Williams (his fifth half-century of the year), Sutherland found itself in big trouble at 8-189 with Brockley being joined by Wilson.

The two went about the business of spending time in the middle and scoring runs.

Brockley hit his maiden First Grade century
scoring an even 100 not out from 85 balls.
His innings came in just 124 minutes and included 10 fours and four sixes.

He was ably supported by Miller (33) as they added an unbroken ninth-wicket partnership of 129 which is a club record for Sutherland. It finished with 8-318 off 96 overs when stumps was called.
 
Randwick Petersham is in a strong position in its match against Manly-Warringah at Coogee Oval.
Batting first, it posted 262 all out on the strength of 112 not out from Nathan Price.

Price was the mainstay of the Randwick Petersham innings lasting 158 balls and also hitting 12 fours and one six in his three-and-a-half hours at the crease.

Anthony Sams (41) and Jason Sangha (41) added support.


With 25 overs to be bowled in the day, Manly-Warringah collapsed into a heap with Daniel Sams the chief destroyer.

It finished the day at 7-105 with only Ahillen Beadle (33 not out) showing resistance in the middle-order.

Sams has figures of 4-23 from seven overs, whilst fellow quick Adam Semple has 2-35 from six overs.
 
NSW Blues squad member Arjun Nair hit 94 as Hawkesbury scored 396 and put itself in a strong position against Eastern Suburbs at Waverley Oval.

Nair’s innings included nine boundaries and came from 145 deliveries.

He added 101 runs for the opening wicket with opener Jordan Gauci (50) before adding a further 107 runs in a second-wicket partnership with Dale McKay (83).

The contributions kept coming down the order in the form of Captain Jay Dyball (66) and Toby Flynn-Duncombe (45) as Hawkesbury scored an impressive 396 all out.


Daniel Magin for Eastern Suburbs was the pick of its bowlers with 3-78 from 23 overs.

Magin has now collected 13 wickets in his last four bowling innings and has 29 wickets for the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season.
 
At Alan Davidson Oval, UNSW’s match-up against Western Suburbs is delicately poised at Stumps.
Western Suburbs struggled for runs against the bowling attack of the students and could only muster 192 all out in the 75th over.

It wasn’t through a lack of starts for Wests as it had two batsmen score in the 30’s and four batsmen score in the 20’s but no one could occupy the crease for long enough to post a significant score.

It was an even and consistent bowling effort by UNSW with Ryan Patel 3-13 off 10.2 overs and Blaize Irving-Holliday 3-46 off 18 overs bowling economically.


UNSW struggled to deal with the new-ball prowess of Western Suburbs bowler Jehangir Ali (3-10 from seven overs) as it fell to 4-25 at Stumps

Ali started the season in Fifth Grade before making an appearance in Fourth Grade then Second Grade before settling in Wests First Grade set up.

Saturday’s effort was his best bowling for the season in any grade.
 
In the round’s other fixtures:
Sydney is 8-255 against Bankstown at Bankstown Memorial Oval, Sydney University is 0-6 in reply to Blacktown’s 356 all out at Joe McAleer Oval, Campbelltown-Camden is 2-55 in pursuit of Mosman’s 234 all out and Penrith is 1-44 after dismissing St George for 226 at Howell Oval.
 
For full scorecards, tables and statistics from the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Competition, please visit: http://www.premier.nsw.cricket.com.au

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