Ollie Davies after scoring a record 207 from 115 balls during the limited-overs Under 19 Championships last season. Photo CA/Brody Grogan.
Manly-Warringah scored the most runs in a single day by any team for 12 years on the first day of the third round of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday.
The innings of 6/461 declared off 85 overs included big centuries from NSW Blues young gun Ollies Davies and teammate Ryan Farrell.
Five days after his 19th birthday, Davies scored his third first-grade century, with a superb innings of 165 off 174 balls for the Manly side against Sydney University. His highest First Grade score featured 14 fours and seven sixes, beating his 119 against St George in 2017-18.
The young Blues and Sydney Thunder big hitter has been painted as one of the most exciting young prospects in the country, scoring an incredible 207 off only 115 balls, including 17 sixes and 14 fours, for NSW Metro against Northern Territory in the Australian Under-19 Champions last season.
Farrell scored his first top grade century in only his third match with 126 off 122 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and clearing the rope six times. The young batsman failed to impress in his first couple of top grade outings, with a golden duck on debut in round two of NSW Premier Cricket, and a single run in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 match last Sunday.
The pair put on an impressive partnership of 151 for the fifth-wicket, taking their side to the highest total scored in one day since Sutherland scored 6/500 in 2006-07, featuring 321 from former Test opener, and current Blues head coach, Phil Jaques. Sydney University finished the day on 0/29 in reply.
Exciting young Campbelltown-Camden leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha took his second five-wicket haul of the season and the third of his career, with 5-70 against Sutherland, one month short of his 18th birthday. The Shire side were bowled out for 229, further assisted by a haul of 4-50 from left-arm finger spinner Jarrad Burke. The Ghosts finished on 2/73 in reply.
The second highest score of the day came from UTS North Sydney, who finished the day on 5/385 from 96.3 overs against Mosman, including a maiden first-grade hundred from Ben Bryant. He followed up his third ball duck in round two with a brilliant 101, while recording an opening partnership of 193 with Jack James who scored 91.
Bankstown allrounder Nathan McAndrew also scored his maiden first-grade century, achieving 109 off 153 with 16 boundaries against UTS North Sydney. This breakthrough ton follows 12 top grade half-centuries, including six last season. He put on a fifth-wicket partnership of 189 with Benjamin Taylor who added 90 to the total of 9/295.
Daniel Solway’s 11 at the top of the innings for Bankstown took him to 5001 first-grade runs at an average of 40.65. He joins Penrith’s Ryan Gibson as the second player to pass 5000 career top grade runs this season. Off-spinner Tom Felton took 6-61 for UTS North Sydney, his second five-wicket haul in first-grade.
Gordon recorded the third highest total of the day with 343 against Randwick-Petersham at Coogee Oval. Cameron Eccles top scored with 69 from 79, hitting 11 boundaries. Paceman Adam Semple did the damage with the ball for Randwick-Petersham, taking 4-47 from his 19 overs.
Hawkesbury scored 8/342 against Penrith at Owen Earle Oval, with a top score of 83 from Dale McKay.
Also scoring 342 for the day were Blacktown Mounties, for the loss of 9 wickets against Fairfield-Liverpool. Keeper-batsman James Newton is unbeaten on 80 from 101, hitting 11 fours and clearing the rope six times. Blues fast bowler Liam Hatcher took 3-45 from 12 overs.
UNSW was bowled out for 256 by Western Suburbs, featuring a half-century from Brandon McLean and 48 from Blues keeper-batsman Matthew Gilkes. James Shepherd claimed 3-44 from 14.3 for the team from the west.
St George finished their day on 6/318 against Parramatta at Old Kings Oval.
The match between Sydney and Eastern Suburbs at Drummoyne Oval will take place this Friday and Saturday.
NSW Premier Cricket: Round 3:
Blacktown Mounties 9(dec)-342 (J Newton 80no D Kant 59 J Sammut 50 T Flynn-Duncombe 42 G Hara 38 T Brar 26 L Hatcher 3-45 M Critchley 3-78 P Uppal 2-91) v Fairfield-Liverpool 1-8 at Joe McAleer Reserve,
>Matt Critchley’s 3-78 included 8 maidens in his 25 overs
>Jonathon Sammut hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his 50 from 78
Sutherland 229 (T Doyle 70 A Bariol 45 B Dwarshuis 42 C Williams 34 T Sangha 5-70 J Burke 4-50) v Campbelltown-Camden 2-73 (A Ison 24 T Pinson 2-27) at Raby Oval 1,
> Tom Doyle’s 70 from 95 balls included 5 fours and 5 sixes
> Jarrad Burke’s 4-50 from 19.5 included 7 maidens
Hawkesbury 8-342 (D Mckay 83 S Baldwin 70 B Qureshi 41 R Mizzi 40 M Farquharson 31no A Philip 23 N Radhakrishnan 21 T Weir 2-47) v Penrith at Owen Earle Oval,
> Scott Baldwin’s 70 featured 11 fours
Manly-Warringah 6(dec)-461 (O Davies 165 R Farrell 126no J Lenton 54 J Edwards 33 J Foster 29no A Beadle 22 B Joy 2-56 R McElduff 2-69) v Sydney University 0-29 at Manly Oval,
> Jay Lenton’s 54 included 9 fours
UTS North Sydney 5-385 (B Bryant 101 J James 91 J Avendano 82 T Jagot 61 T Reynolds 20no H Dalton 2-28 L Shelton 2-110) v Mosman at Allan Border Oval,
> Jack James’ 91 featured 12 fours and a six
Bankstown 9-295 (N McAndrew 109 B Taylor 90 P Dignam 21 T Felton 6-61 S Rodgie 2-61) v Northern District at Allan Border Oval,
> Benjamin Taylor’s 90 featured 10 fours and 3 sixes
> Tom Felton bowled 11 maidens in his 6-61 off 30 overs
St George 6-318 (M Hopkins 79 L Bartier 76 B Nikitaras 45 T Engelbrecht 36 J Rose 34no T Haines 27 L Dempsey 2-61 A Turrell 2-64) v Parramatta at Old Kings Oval,
Gordon 343 (C Eccles 69 H Evans 62 L Barnsley 56 C Stobo 41no S Colley 40 N Doyle 26 A Semple 4-47 J Sangha 2-38 R Ayre 2-101) v Randwick Petersham 0-16 at Coogee Oval,
> Harry Evans hit 11 fours in his 62
UNSW 256 (B McLean 51 M Gilkes 48 T Byrnes 38 W Wolter 32 C Jackson 22 H McLean 20no J Shepherd 3-44 I Thomas 2-63) v Western Suburbs at Pratten Park,
> Brandon McLean hit 5 fours and a six for his 51
> Matt Gilkes hit 4 fours and 2 sixes for his 48 Sydney v Eastern Suburbs at Drummoyne Oval (Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct).