Visiting teams enjoyed their trip away from home with only one home side managing to win in round five of the AW Green Shield competition.
Campbelltown-Camden captain Tanveer Sangha scored 103 from 133 deliveries hitting ten boundaries against Parramatta at Raby.
It was a brilliant individual effort from Sangha who didn’t have much assistance from his teammates with next best batsman only scoring ten runs. He was the last wicket to fall in the 47th over as Campbelltown’s innings ended on 172.
Parramatta made light work of the run-chase as the visitors reached the total in the 46th over with five wickets in hand.
Two other players fell agonisingly short of their first AW Green Shield hundreds.
Sydney University’s Dominic O'Shannessy scored 96 in particularly difficult circumstances in his side’s match against Western Suburbs at Blick Oval.
O’Shannessy walked out to the middle with the score on 2-3 after Brady Polkinghorne dismissed both openers for a duck.
Polkinghorne soon had four as the visitors slumped to 6-53. However, O’Shannessy’s patience combined with Ewan Rogers (61) counterattacking knock produced a critical 137-run partnership.
Their partnership ended when O’Shannessy departed after having struck 11 fours in his three-hour stay at the crease.
Western Suburbs’ Polkinghorne picked up 5-27 as Sydney University’s innings concluded on 9-211. An excellent bowling performance from Sydney University helped them secure a 68-run win.
Gordon’s opening batsman Jayllen Naganayagam formed a spectacular AW Green Shield innings against Penrith at Howell Oval.
Naganayagam took apart the opposition bowling attack belting 95 off an incredible 47 deliveries only to undone by a runout.
His rapid score included ten fours and four damaging sixes to set a tremendous platform for his side.
Gordon’s captain Jordan Hayes (58) capitalised on the early damage to score a half-century of his own, amassing a total of 240.
Penrith’s Flynn Caston was one of few bowlers to survive the onslaught closing out the innings with 5-32.
Penrith gave it everything in pursuit of the target. Wicket-keeper Ryley Smith and Jordan Watson both scored 68 each, but it wasn’t enough for the hosts who fell just seven runs shy of Gordon’s total.
The next best performer with the bat was Fairfield-Liverpool’s Ivan Sunjic.
The captain held firm for his side after being sent in to bat first by St George at Hurstville Oval hitting six fours and a maximum on his way to 78 in his side’s total of 9-162 despite opening bowler Declan Hart taking 4-15 from nine economical overs including four maidens.
St George was unable to get the job done with the willow losing by 27-runs as Sanjay Nambisan (4-31), and Jayden Kallukalam took the bulk of the wickets.
Rounding out the highlights for round five is a trio of bowlers from the Manly-Warringah Cricket Club. Tasked with the job of defending 149, Kai Davies (3-10), Lachlan Molyneux (3-11), and Jack Hobson (3-12) worked together to remove the University of New South Wales batting line-up for 72.