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Lower Grades Report Round 15
Date of Event : Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:25AM
Manly's Ryan Farrell 147 & 5-35. Ian Bird Photography

Andrew Deitz

Plenty of players gave it their all in the final round of the McDonald's NSW Premier Cricket competition. None more so than Manly-Warringah's Ryan Farrell who starred with both bat and ball to finish the regular season on a high.

In their second-grade match against Mosman at Manly Oval, Farrell made his intention clear with the bat smashing five fours and 11 sixes in his explosive knock of 147, coming from just 105 deliveries.

Farrell helped guide Manly-Warringah to 4-300 at the end of their 50 overs, but Farrell's job didn't end there. With the game in the balance, Farrell came up with a tremendous breakthrough removing Mosman's danger men Michael Bryant for 93 and Tom Mooney for 56.

He then cleaned up the tail to cap off his outstanding performance with 5-35 to see Manly-Warringah win their sixth-straight match heading into the finals.

Manly-Warringah had another century-maker in the final round with third-grade wicket-keeper Sam Webber notching up an unbeaten 100.

Webber batted through the innings at the top of the order to set Mosman 235 for the victory, but it proved to be just enough with the visitors reaching 202 in reply, with Manly-Warringah's Jacob Graham claiming 5-30.

Hawkesbury's second-grade captain Timothy Wilson finished with the second highest score for the round with 111 against Fairfield-Liverpool.

In pursuit of Fairfield-Liverpool's 8-227, Wilson's sparkling knock almost saw his side win with a bonus point as they reached the total in the 34th over.

Wilson's innings included seven fours and five sixes to have him in great touch leading into the finals having captained his side to the second position in the competition.

Four other lower grade bowlers finished the final round with five wickets to their name.

The best of the group was Northern District bowler Nicholas Onslow who had 5-11 from eight overs to dismiss North-Sydney's fourth-grade batting lineup for 48, setting up a 60-run win.

Sanjit Selverajoo from UNSW also had 5-20 in his side's fifth-grade win over Penrith at David Philips North, taking him to 27 wickets for the season in the lower grades.

Campbelltown-Camden's Connor Passlow claimed 5-30 against Sydney University in third-grade. Despite his success, it still wasn't enough for his side to win as they narrowly went down by just five runs. Eastern Suburbs' Alex Brooks rounds out the five-wicket takers for the round.

Brooks backed up his 45 runs taking 5-50 with the ball to see his side defeat Bankstown by 30 runs in fifth-grade.

The Qualifying Finals of the McDonald's NSW Premier Cricket will commence next weekend Saturday/Sunday. First Grade and Second Grade will commence at 10:00am while 3rd to 5th Grades start at 10:30am.


Last updated: Friday March 16, 2018 8:28AM