A brilliant effort with the ball from Roseville’s Daniel Lenehan had helped it to victory against Pennant Hills in Round 11 of the McDonald’s Sydney Shires competition.
Lenehan finished with match figures of 9-85 via his performances of 5-9 in the first innings and 4-76 in the second innings.
On the back of Lenehan’s 5-9 in the first innings, Pennant Hills was skittled for just 40.
Roseville looking for quick runs posted 139 in just over 34 overs.
Despite faring better in the second innings and scoring 221, Lenehan was again on hand to do the damage collecting a further four wickets.
This set up a quick run chase from Roseville to secure the outright victory by chasing down the target of 124 four wickets down in the 18th over.
Lenehan had just 10 wickets heading into this match before collecting his nine-wicket haul.
Balmain-South Sydney put in an impressive all round performance to collect victory over Macquarie University at Jubilee Oval.
Arfan Haider’s unbeaten 134 guided it to 9-256 declared. Haider hit 13 fours and three sixes in his innings which was his second century of the season.
The bowlers then got in on the act as it dismissed the students for just 73 with Harry Thomas 5-41 and the aforementioned Haider capping off an amazing game with figures of 3-12.
At North Epping Oval, a ninth-wicket partnership of 82 has saved Strathfield from almost certain defeat against Epping.
In reply to Epping’s 177 all out, Strathfield looked to be gone at 8-110 when number 10 batsmen Dane Twiner walked to the wicket.
However Twiner and Tahmid Islam combined to take the game away from the home side with a vital partnership. Islam finished with 74 not out which was his fourth half century of the season.
Twiner hit a season high of 59 not out as Strathfield pulled off the miraculous win.
Ben Vella’s 113 have helped Georges River record victory against Auburn and in the process move into third place on the McDonald’s Sydney Shires ladder.
Vella hit his first century for the season and combined for a sixth-wicket stand of 145 with Liam Sparke (66) as Georges River moved its total up to 7-282 declared from 72 overs.
In reply, Auburn was never in the contest mustering just 91. Harjit Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Georges River with 3-44 from 14 overs.
Batting again, it faired a little better after a century to Nasir Jalil saw it make 8-171 when Stumps was called.
Jalil innings was impressive scoring 115 out of the 171 runs totalled.
Georges River’s Ben Vella couldn’t be kept out of the match by taking figures of 4-33 in the second innings as it came close to an outright victory.
In the round’s other fixtures: Lindfield defeated Lane Cove by 98-runs at Lindfield Oval, North West Sydney retains stop spot with a six-wicket win against Mt-Pritchard-Southern Districts at Greenway Oval and Warringah defeated Burwood Briars by 45-runs at Weldon Oval.