Sutherland’s Luke Hawkesworth and UTS North Sydney’s Farjaam Atshan led the batting and bowling honours respectively in round seven of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition.
Hawksworth posted a monstrous 173 not out against Penrith at Glen McGrath Oval in second-grade.
Hawksworth was called to action on the third ball of day one and took control of Sutherland’s innings striking 21 fours and two sixes before he eventually ran out of partners in the 92nd over with the score on 324.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the home side as Penrith reached the total in 84th over on the back of an unbeaten century to Brent Atherton who scored 119 to guide his team to victory.
Fifth-grade captain Farjaam Atshan produced an outstanding bowling performance claiming 9-22 off 18.5 overs against Sydney.
Atshan capitalised on his decision to bowl first by almost single-handedly dismissing Sydney for just 55.
UTS North Sydney made the most of their efforts with the ball and converted their first innings victory into an outright win to take ten valuable competition points.
Eastern Suburbs second-grade batting duo Aron Nijjar (127) and Adam Ezekiel (128) both scored centuries against Mosman at Waverley Oval on day one.
The pair combined for a 189 run partnership for the second wicket which catapulted Eastern Suburbs to 6-363.
Eastern Suburbs bowlers went on to finish the job with the ball bowling out Mosman for 269 in the 80th over.
Sydney University also produced two quality individual bowling performances in second grade.
After Joshua Toyer picked up 5-41 in the first innings against Hawkesbury, Kieran Tate backed it up with figures of 6-32 in the second innings to complete an outright win for the students to maintain their position at the top of the table.
Sydney University also produced a pair of centurions with the bat in the form of third-grade batsmen Jack Hill and Charles Litchfield who scored 123 and 106 respectively.
Their total of 3-312 was more than enough to see their side home to first innings victory by 191 runs.
Parramatta fifth-grader Matthew Ward was another player score a notable century reaching 123 in their run chase against Western Suburbs. However, it wasn’t enough to get the win for his side who fell 34 runs short.
Two other bowlers claimed more than five wickets in an innings in round seven of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition.
Randwick Petersham fifth-grader Pratulya Kashyap and Penrith third-grader Japneet Singh each picked up 6-60 while Parramatta fourth-grade bowler Liam Gillies walked away with 5-8 and 3-46 against Western Suburbs to finish with eight wickets for the match.
Round eight of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition is another two-day fixture that will commence on Saturday at 10:30 am for second-grade and 12:15 pm for third, fourth and fifth-grade.