Career best figures from in-form Randwick Petersham pace bowler Adam Semple has left it in a strong position at stumps in its Round 14 McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket clash against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby 1.
Semple collected figures of 7-64 from 17.5 overs as the home side was dismissed for a modest 225.
The haul was Semple’s third five-wicket haul of the season as well as being his career best figures in his McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket career.
Semple is having a season to remember for Randwick Petersham with his season wicket tally standing at 39 in all formats with an average of 20.9
The standouts with the bat for the home side was Jack Preddy (58) and Ashley Paddison (41). However, Campbelltown-Camden lost its last five wickets for 38 runs to be all out for 225.
In reply, the visitors are comfortably poised at 2-107 at stumps. Nathan Price has been the mainstay with 57 not out from 91 balls featuring three fours and three sixes.
Inclement weather had a large say in proceedings in Round 14 with play possible in just five games around Sydney on Saturday.
At Joe McAleer Oval, Blacktown finds itself in all sorts of trouble at a disastrous 7-42 in reply to Sutherland’s 303 all out.
NSW Blues squad member and Sutherland Captain Ben Dwarshuis was the chief destroyer of the Bankstown innings, finishing the day with figures of 3-22 from seven overs.
He was very well supported by fellow opening bowler Jake Wilson (3-17 from 10 overs). Wilson’s haul took his season wicket tally past 20 for the season. He currently has 21 wickets at an average of 25.4 in all formats.
Earlier on, a century to Tom Doyle (108 from 135 balls including 11 boundaries) his first First Grade century of the season and a supporting 56 from Jamie Brown pushed Sutherland over 300.
Blacktown will resume at 7-42 when play resumes on Saturday.
A fantastic unbeaten century to Eastern Suburbs batsman Sam Robson has put it in a commanding position at stumps against Parramatta at Old Kings Oval.
After losing the toss and being sent in, Easts spent long periods of time at the crease with two partnerships producing more than 100 as it finished the day at 4-278 when rain and bad light stopped play after 76.4 overs.
Robson was majestic again for Easts with an unbeaten 155 from 219 balls.
He collected 12 fours and four sixes along the way in his four-hour stay at the crease.
The innings was Robson’s seventh half century in his last eight innings, which takes his season tally to 809 runs in all formats at an average of 73.50.
Robson is having a memorable season with two centuries and seven half centuries next to his name but will be unable to add to his tally as his commitments to English County side Middlesex commence in a few days’ time.
Penrith is in a favourable position at the half way mark of its clash against Mosman at Howell Oval.
Mosman found itself batting after losing the toss and being sent in by Penrith. None of the Mosman top order was able to spend time at the crease or push on after making a start. Three of the top six batsmen made it into the 20’s before losing their wickets.
Mosman was dismissed for 194 in the 76th over however it could have been even worse for the visitors if there hadn’t been a defiant 70-run last wicket partnership between Jake Turner (55 not out from 60 balls with three fours and three sixes) and Nathan Doyle who made 16 and frustrated the Penrith bowlers for over an hour.
Penrith bowler Jake Wholohan was the man of the moment for the home side with fantastic figures of 5-40 off 14.4 overs.
The haul was Wholohan’s first five wicket innings of his fledging First Grade career.
Penrith is 1-58 in reply with NSW Blues squad member Ryan Gibson unbeaten on 31.
Play at Drummoyne Oval between St George and Sydney was abandoned after just 14 overs due to persistent rain. Sydney was 1-28 when stumped were drawn.
Gordon v Hawkesbury, North Sydney v Western Suburbs, Northern District v Manly-Warringah, Sydney University v Fairfield-Liverpool and UNSW v Bankstown were all called off due to inclement weather.
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