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Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup enters rounds three and four
Date of Event : Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:27PM
Sutherland batsman and, international super star of world cricket, Steve Smith. Credit: AAP.

David Gavin

International super star batsman Steve Smith will again be in action for Sutherland on Sunday afternoon in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup for round four of the competition.

He will join other elite players in the Sutherland squad for its local derby match against St George. Both rounds three and four of the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup will be held on Sunday.

Sutherland will be led by Sydney Sixers’ and, NSW Blues’ left-arm quick, Ben Dwarshuis, at Hurstville Oval.

Sixers and Blues leg-spinner Daniel Fallins has also been named for Sutherland. ACT/NSW Country leg-spinning allrounder, Tom Engelbrecht, will feature for St George.

The leg-spinner is the equal third leading wicket-taker for ACT/NSW Country in the Toyota Futures League this season. He has claimed 11 scalps at an average of 18.64 including his maiden five-wicket haul at that level.

St George play Manly-Warringah in its second match on Sunday.

Hawkesbury will be led by former Australian One-Day International batsman, Peter Forrest, in search of its first win of the tournament when the Hawks meet Western Suburbs.

Western Suburbs also play Australian Capital Territory in its second match of the double header at Pratten Park.

Penrith will have a number of quality players in its squad for back-to-back matches at Howell Oval against Sydney University and Fairfield-Liverpool.

Blues and Sydney Thunder batsman Ryan Gibson started his T20 campaign for Penrith in fine style during round one when he made 50 from 37 balls in a one-run win over Parramatta.

He joins fellow Blues rookie batsman Ryan Hackney and Brisbane Heat paceman Josh Lalor in the Panthers’ squad for the double header.

Former Australia Test and Blues’ batsman Ed Cowan is expected to play for Sydney University.

Powerhouse batsman David Warner is also expected to play for Randwick Petersham in its match against UTS North Sydney at North Sydney Oval.

North Sydney play their second match on Sunday against Greater Illawarra, who include the two brothers of former Australian Test and Blues batsman, Nic Maddinson.

Both Lachlan and Duncan Maddinson have been named for Greater Illawarra.

Opening batsman Daniel Solway was the leading run-scorer for Bankstown during the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup last season in a stellar campaign for the opener.

He posted 210 T20 runs from four visits to the crease during the tournament last season to complement his 1,268 runs at 79.25 across all forms.

This season Solway has started in a similar vein. He averages 44.5 from two innings.

The right-hander will again be key for Bankstown against Northern District on Sunday.

The match is the first of back-to back matches for Northern District at Mark Taylor Oval. It plays Parramatta in the later match.

Parramatta are captained by Blues’ batsman Nick Bertus, who has 439 runs at 73.2 in all formats this season.

Newcastle captain and allrounder Nathan Price starred in a resounding eight-wicket win for the Novocastrians over Greater Illawarra in round two and will again be an important player for his side this Sunday.

Price scored 75 from just 40 balls at the top of the order and collected 4-16 from three overs. He also led the Newcastle Blasters to victory in the 2017/18 edition of the Plan B Regional Bash and the NSW side at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships last season.

Newcastle host Mosman and Sydney this Sunday at Waratah Oval.

Blues seamer Charlie Stobo leads the Gordon attack against Eastern Suburbs in the first match of the Dolphins’ double header at Waverley Oval. Easts meet UNSW in the other match at home on Sunday.

NSW Country fast bowler Scott Burkinshaw has been named in the Central Coast team to take on Blacktown at Joe McAleer Reserve.

Burkinshaw claimed 11 scalps for NSW Country in its victorious Australian Country Championships campaign early this year.

Blacktown also host Campbelltown-Camden for round three in the earlier match at Joe McAleer Reserve.

The Penrith double header against Sydney University and Fairfield-Liverpool will be live streamed and can be seen via this link below:

https://livestream.com/accounts/342364/PenrithCCKingsgroveT20Cup

Last updated: Friday November 23, 2018 8:29PM