Emmanuel Parmakellis helped Western Suburbs fourth-grade team's push for the top spot with an impressive seven-wicket bowling performance in round 12 of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition.
Western Suburbs elected to bowl first against Sutherland at Blick Oval, and Parmakellis answered the call with an excellent spell of seam bowling.
Parmakellis opened the attack and took the first six wickets of the innings as Sutherland slumped to 6-39. First change bowler Zain Shamsi gave him a helping hand taking the next three wickets as he finished with 3-29 from his six overs. Parmakellis then returned to the fore taking the final wicket to walk away with 7-14 from 8.4 overs, dismissing Sutherland for 80 in the 26th over.
Western Suburbs cruised to victory reaching the target in the 14th over and now sit in the second position on the table, equal on points with competition leaders Northern District.
Parramatta second-grade batsman Taj Brar carried his bat against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale Oval.
Batting at the top of the order, Brar compiled a well-made 132 not out off 156 deliveries with ten boundaries as Parramatta set a total of 5-228. They continued the momentum in the field removing the home side for 111 in reply, handing Parramatta a bonus point win.
Suffan Hassan’s season continues to reach new heights scoring his second consecutive century and fourth of the season in Sydney’s second-grade side.
Coming up against the UNSW in a rain-affected match, Hassan belted ten fours and four sixes on his way to an unbeaten 125 from 133 deliveries. Hassan combined with opening batsman Tristen McDonald (74) for a 165-run partnership, and from that point onwards the middle order ensured that Sydney finished their 45 overs on 4-279.
UNSW chased valiantly but inevitably fell short of the imposing total by 67 runs.
Mosman second-grade opening batsman John Procajlo was another batsman in the lower grades to reach triple figures.
Playing against Hawkesbury, Procajlo posted a run-a-ball 108, his second century of the season after having scored a whopping 170 back in round one of the competition.
Procajlo's departure ended a 183-run opening stand with partner Andrew Lowe who followed Procajlo’s footsteps with 87 runs. Their efforts saw Mosman post 5-255 in 40 overs, which was out of reach for the home side that could only manage 139 in pursuit.
Mosman players also enjoyed success with the ball in round 12 of the competition with Mandar Mariguddi and Darshil Patel both claiming five-wicket hauls.
Mariguddi took 5-17 from his ten overs to successfully defend 119 in fifth-grade, while Patel’s 5-20 crucially set up a bonus point win in third-grade which leaves them sitting in second place on the ladder.
Manly-Warringah produced two five-wicket takers of their own in their round against Bankstown.
Fifth-grader Dylan Marshall caused trouble for the middle order batsman taking 5-36 in his side’s 47-run win. Meanwhile, fourth-grader Sam Alexander picked up his second five-wicket performance in as many matches taking 5-33, but despite his efforts, Manly-Warringah fell 54 runs short.
Sutherland’s Brayden Holdstock was the other lower grade bowler to reach the milestone. He picked up figures of 5-33 to dismiss Western Suburbs for just 81 in fifth-grade, and his side made full use of his efforts comfortably taking the bonus point win.
Next round the lower grades of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition will be a two-day match beginning on Saturday at 10:30 am for second-grade and 12:15 pm for third, fourth and fifth-grade.