A brilliant all round performance from Manly-Warringah’s Ahillen Beadle has helped his side to a 41-run win against St George at Manly Oval in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket round 12 action.
Beadle completed the all-rounder’s double in a commanding performance, with a century on Saturday and five wickets on Sunday. After losing the toss and being asked to bat, Manly-Warringah posted 278 all out in the 94th over. Beadle top scored with 109 from 168 balls and was supported by opening batsman Adam Crosthwaite (52). Beadle’s innings included eight fours as well as four sixes as he took control of the Manly-Warringah innings and ensured it got to a total that it could defend after his side slumped to 3-50. Beadle then proceeded to prove his worth with the ball just as he had done with the bat, claiming 5-64 off 25.3 overs. Along with the support of young spin bowler Joseph Graham (5-84), St George was dismissed for 237, finishing 41 runs shy of Manly-Warringah’s total. For Graham, it was the second five-wicket haul of his career in just his seventh first grade match. He bowled an impressive 12 maidens in his 35 overs.
It was the two veterans for Bankstown Cricket Club who bowled it to victory against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale Oval. Playing in his 336th match, Jarred Burke collected brilliant figures of 7-58 whilst Aaron Bird chipped in with 3-46 as Fairfield-Liverpool crumbled to 173 all out. Earlier on Bankstown had reached 293 on the back of Nathan McAndrew’s 85 whilst Burke hit an invaluable 40 in the middle order.
The lower order again helped Sutherland as it recorded a thrilling win against Northern District as Glenn McGrath Oval. Batting first, the visitors were restricted to 196 all out as leg spinner Daniel Fallins continued his good form by capturing impressive figures of 5-41 off 17 overs. The haul was Fallins’s fourth five-wicket innings in the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket season. However Sutherland again found itself in trouble as the top order struggled for runs. It fell to 6-74 then 7-110 before the ninth wicket fell with Sutherland still 64 adrift of victory. In a brilliant fight-back, Peter Saroukas (67 not out) and number 11 batsman Tom Pinson (25 not out from just 18 balls with six boundaries), turned the match as Saroukas was dismissed with the total at 198, just two runs past Northern Districts score of 196.
Mason Crane’s incredible run of form has continued as he took his third seven-wicket haul in successive first grade matches.
The Englishman collected figures of 7-53 from 19.2 overs to help Gordon to a comprehensive 191-run win over Sydney at Drummoyne Oval. The last player to do this was Penrith’s Paul Thomas who took 8-33 and 7-22 against Mosman and 7-90 against Campbelltown-Camden during 1994-95. Batting first, Gordon had pushed itself to 337 all out in 100 overs with the mainstays being Ashley Doolan (99) and Tym Crawford (82) as they put together a fifth-wicket partnership of 118. In reply, Sydney made a good start with Matt Rodgers and Harry Dalton putting together 80 for the first wicket. However from there it was grim reading for Sydney as Crane ran riot. The home side lost 10-66 from that point with Crane collecting seven of the wickets. He has taken his tally to 50 wickets for the season in what is turning out to be a brilliant season for the 19-year-old leg spinner from Sussex.
Eighteen-year-old Alec Baldwin hit 123 not out to help Western Suburbs to victory against Campbelltown-Camden at Pratten Park. He is the second 18-year-old to score a century this season after Gordon’s Axel Cahlin’s century in round four. Baldwin’s innings included 11 fours as well as three sixes, helping his side post 8-307 declared after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Campbelltown-Camden never got going in its innings after losing early wickets and was dismissed for 149. Jonathan Cook was the destroyer for the home side with figures of 5-27 from 21.3 overs.
Eastern Suburbs’ Ian Moran’s 19 on Saturday took him to second on the all-time run scoring list with 12,366 runs. His innings took him past Greg Hayne (12,354 runs) and sits him behind Sydney University batsman Greg Mail. Moran’s career stats are: 12,366 runs at an average of 34.25 with 17 centuries and 415 wickets at an average of 22.25 Unfortunately for Eastern Suburbs and Moran they were unable to get the win against UNSW at Alan Davidson Oval as UNSW Captain Charlie Wakim hit an unbeaten 113, his third century of the season, to get the students victory by two-wickets.
In the round’s other fixtures: Penrith defeated Hawkesbury outright with Ryan Smith collecting 10 wickets for Penrith, Randwick Petersham and Mosman had a draw at Allan Border Oval, North Sydney defeated Blacktown by 23-runs and Sydney University thumped Parramatta by 166-runs.
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