New South Wales’ Blues batsman Ryan Gibson has scored an important hundred for Penrith during Neil Harvey Round in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday to send his club to the top of the ladder.
Gibson made a definitive 101 from 107 balls in the 54-run limited-overs win for Penrith against a Manly-Warringah XI including three fellow Blues. He shared a 157-run opening stand with Blues’ rookie Ryan Hackney (65) to set up the win that put his club five points clear at the top of the table.
With the third round of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket named in his honour, Mr. Harvey was a guest of his former club, Northern District, for its second-grade match against Campbelltown-Camden at Mark Taylor Oval.
The former Australian great was joined by fellow Australian captain, Mark Taylor, former NSW batsman Neil Marks, and former Northern District fast bowler Bill Jocelyn.
Mr. Marks and Mr. Jocelyn were both part of the 1966/67 Northern District First Grade Premiership team captained by Mr. Harvey.
A few greats in this pic. Mark Taylor, Neil Marks, Neil Harvey and Bill Jocelyn enjoying a bit of NSW Premier Cricket during Neil Harvey Round on Saturday!
Northern District defeated Campbelltown-Camden in First Grade at Raby Oval No. 1 under the Duckworth Lewis method.
Penrith overcame a strong Manly-Warringah side led by Blues’ reserve gloveman Jay Lenton (14) that featured Blues’ team mates, fast bowler Mickey Edwards (0-40) and, Sydney Thunder allrounder Chris Green. The home side was dismissed for 226 in reply to 280.
Green produced a good allround performance for Manly. He picked up 3-56 from his 10 overs and made 39. Former Blues’ quick and, Brisbane Heat paceman, Josh Lalor, claimed best figures for Penrith. He collected 2-16 from seven overs.
Sydney University is outright second on 14 points after a convincing 86-run win against Sydney at Drummoyne Oval. Captain Liam Robertson (105) posted his first century of the season in the victory for the students. Keeper Beau McClintock took five catches in the loss for Sydney.
Bankstown opener Daniel Solway (107) maintained his run-scoring feast against St George at Hurstville Oval. Since the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign, the 23-year-old has made eight centuries and five fifties.
His 107 from 125 balls in the Duckworth Lewis victory for Bankstown shot Solway to the top of the run-scorers in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket this season. He has amassed 282 runs at an average of 141 and is yet to make a score less than 50 including two centuries.
Bankstown finished 6/268 after 48 overs in reply to 7/288 posted by St George from its allocated 50 overs. Allrounder and St George captain Nick Stapleton (103) posted his second century from as many innings.
Thomas Ortiz returned good figures for the Saints in the narrow loss. He collected 4-49 from nine overs.
Eastern Suburbs secured a tight four-wicket win at home over Sutherland, who had International super star Steve Smith and, former Test allrounder Shane Watson in its top order.
Blues’ speedster Harry Conway (2-32) claimed the prized scalp of Smith, caught behind, for a sixth ball duck early in the Sutherland innings. The catch was one of four grabs for Blues’ rookie wicketkeeper, batter Baxter Holt on the day.
Smith and Watson (15) were two of the first three wickets to fall for Sutherland as it fell to 3/27 at one stage. George Furrer (3-46) returned best figures for Easts.
In partnership with Jamie Brown (51), captain Chris Williams guided Sutherland to a competitive total of 6/220. The skipper remained unbeaten just one run short of his first century of the season. Eastern Suburbs achieved the victory with just four balls left in the allotted 50 overs.
Holt capped off a superb all-round match with 57 from 82 balls to help his side seal the win. He and promising 21-year-old opener Henry Hunt (59) both scored fifties. Smith continued some handy form with the ball. He claimed 2-28 from six overs to make it three scalps for the season at 23.00.
Blues’ left-arm quick Ben Dwarshuis also claimed 1-40 from nine overs and Brown pitched in with 2-26.
David Warner was another high-profile player to miss out on Saturday at North Sydney Oval.
The Randwick Petersham opener raced to 15 from nine balls before he was removed by opening bowler James Campbell (2-60). The visitors chased down 144 to defeat North Sydney by five wickets.
Riley Ayre was excellent with the ball for the away side in the win. He claimed 4-30.
Western Suburbs opener Isaac Taylor was superb for the Magpies in their Duckworth Lewis win over Mosman at Allan Border Oval. He made 118 from 127 balls to anchor the innings for his side and help Wests reach 8/282 from their 50 overs.
In reply, Mosman was 4/218 after 43.1 overs. The rain kept Patrick Pisel (98 not out) two runs short of his fifth First Grade century.
Parramatta prevailed under the Duckworth Lewis method against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale Oval. It moved the Western Sydney club to equal third on the ladder with four other sides including Northern District, Randwick Petersham, UNSW and Sydney.
Blues’ batsman Nick Bertus continued his solid form in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket this season for the victors. The Parramatta skipper made 51 not out at the top of the order and partnered with Ben Abbott (89) for an opening stand of 147.
Bertus has scored 257 runs at 128.5 from his three matches played this season. His tally includes one century and two fifties. Parramatta finished 1/155 from 35.4 overs in response to 8/213.
Parramatta quick Jack White (4-45) claimed best figures for the match.
UNSW joined Parramatta in that log jam for third position after it defeated Gordon by 40 runs at Village Green. Captain David Dawson (86) and Matt Gilkes (85) produced a decisive 137-run second wicket partnership for the students’ in the win.
Northern District was 4/143 from 34.2 overs in reply to 8/147 posted by Campbelltown-Camden before a storm halted play in the 50-over fixture and the visitors were declared winners under Duckworth Lewis. Ben Davis claimed 4-19 from nine overs for the victors.
The match between Blacktown and Hawkesbury was also stopped by heavy rain.
Blacktown defeated its hosts at Owen Earle Oval under the Duckworth Lewis method after it made 241 in the first innings. Daniel Nicotra made a brisk 82 from 76 balls for Blacktown in his side’s win. Hawkesbury was 5/145 in reply.
NSW Premier Cricket – First Grade:
Northern District 4-143 (D Lowery 35no B Davis 30 N Badings 29no D Anderson 21) bt Campbelltown-Camden 8 -147 (J Simmons 28 J Burke 25 P Wells 24 B Davis 4-19 N Smith 3-35) under Duckworth-Lewis method at Mark Taylor Oval.
Eastern Suburbs 6-221 (H Hunt 59 B Holt 57 T Armstrong 24no A Ezekiel 24 J Brown 2-26 S Smith 2-28) bt Sutherland 6 -220 (C Williams 99no J Brown 51 A Bariol 28 G Furrer 3-46 H Conway 2-32) at Waverley Oval.
Parramatta 1-155 (B Abbott 89 N Bertus 51no) bt Fairfield-Liverpool 8 -213 (H Sandhu 60 L Ohrynowsky 43 P Uppal 42 J Cashman 23 R Srivastava 20 J White 4-45 B Martin 3-31) under Duckworth-Lewis method at Rosedale Oval.
Blacktown 241 (D Nicotra 82 J Cheema 39 A Oberai 23 C Lawrence 3-37 A Van Den Nieuwboer 3-49 J Clarke 2-27) bt Hawkesbury 5-145 (D Mckay 42no C Sharma 36 J Clarke 26 T Wilson 24 A Kherkhah 2-17 A Naqvi 2-33) under Duckworth-Lewis method at Owen Earle Oval.
Penrith 6-280 (R Gibson 101 R Hackney 65 T Liddiard 43no L Hodges 23no C Green 3-56) bt Manly-Warringah 226 (O Davies 50 J Foster 40 C Green 39 J Graham 20 J Lalor 2-16 B Williams 2-41 M Collins 2-49) at Manly Oval.
Western Suburbs 8-282 (I Taylor 118 A Isherwood 40 J Psarakis 28 A Brown 26no G West 2-52 L Shelton 2-58) bt Mosman 4-218 (P Pisel 98no S Rodgie 65 A Adlam 38 Q Titterton 2-52) under Duckworth-Lewis method at Allan Border Oval.
Randwick Petersham 5-145 (S Eaton 43no M Everett 28 S Chhibber 26 R Ayre 20no J Campbell 2-60) bt UTS North Sydney 143 (R Van Kemenade 45 B Bryant 33 R Ayre 4-30 D Singh 2-13) at North Sydney Oval.
Bankstown 6-268 (D Solway 107 B Smith 76 N McAndrew 29 T Ortiz 4-49) bt St George 7-288 (N Stapleton 103 B Macdonald 77 L Bartier 24 R Williams 2-49 B Taylor 2-56) under Duckworth-Lewis method at Hurstville Oval.
Sydney University 8-235 (L Robertson 105 D Mortimer 21 B Trevor-Jones 21 N Craze 20 N Bills 3-71) bt Sydney 149 (A Glendenning 53no N Bills 30 R Felsch 23 T Ley 3-15 D Holloway 2-19 D Malone 2-27 J Kershaw 2-41) at Drummoyne Oval.
UNSW 6-271 (D Dawson 86 M Gilkes 85 M Atallah 34no H Brook 24 H Evans 3-39) bt Gordon 231 (E Richtor 62 A Cahlin 38 H Evans 32 G Winsor 29 C Stobo 21 M Atallah 3-41 D White 2-29 H McLean 2-54) at Village Green.