An impressive 6-47 from Hawkesbury’s Rowen Myers headlines this week’s Lower Grade highlights for round five of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition.
The third-grade bowler claimed all but two of Hawkesbury’s wickets in their third-grade clash against Northern District.
After electing to bowl first, Myers’ performance helped limit the visitors to 8-226. However, Hawkesbury’s batsmen weren’t up to the task being held to 9-196 in pursuit.
Blacktown’s Venkatachalam Viswanathan was another bowler to claim five wickets in third-grade.
Viswanathan collected figures of 5-37 from his ten overs to dismiss Campbelltown-Camden for just 126.
Fortunately, his side just managed to get the job done with the bat passing the tricky total with only three wickets in hand and two overs to spare.
Manly-Warringah fifth-grade bowler Aidan Bennett was the final bowler to take home the match ball in round five.
The young opening bowler picked up 5-38 to roll Parramatta for just 92 which his side chased in the 23rd over to secure a comfortable bonus-point win.
With the willow, UNSW batsman Nicholas Mitris led the way with 108 off just 95 balls.
In his first game of the season, the fifth-grade batsman blasted 14 fours to boost his side to 7-272.
Western Suburbs were no match only scoring 135 runs in reply to hand UNSW a bonus point victory.
Western Suburbs produced a strong individual performance of their own in the form of second-grade batsman Jason Hughes.
The experienced first-grade batsman scored 108 in pursuit of UNSW’s 7-211. However, it wasn’t enough for his side who were bundled out for 198.
In fourth-grade, Gordon opening batsman Liam McElduff carried his bat through the innings scoring an unbeaten 103 to help his side to 4-237 which proved to be just enough for the visitors who defeated Penrith by 15 runs.
McElduff’s fellow club man Prahlad Iyer also put in a strong performance in round five. Iyer took a remarkable 4-7 from 6.5 overs to dismiss Penrith for 93 that his side chased in the 32nd over.
Sutherland’s Justin Green was another batsman to score a century in fourth-grade.
Green’s unbeaten 100 was the focal point of Sutherland’s successful run chase reaching Randwick Petersham’s total of 6-196 in the 33rd over.
It was Green’s second consecutive hundred after having scored 106 not out against Hawkesbury in round four.