NSW Blues batsman Daniel Solway scored his 17th century in First-Grade during round five of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday. This round featured a return to the one-day format for the first time since round one, and was also the second round of the Limited Overs Cup.
Solway, 24, continued his superb form with the bat of late by hitting 122 from 145 balls to help set up Bankstown’s big 101-run victory over Campbelltown-Camden. He scored almost half of Bankstown’s 8/245.
The Blues’ rising star recently scored his maiden Sheffield Shield century in his debut innings against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval, where he made an unbeaten 133. He then backed this up in the Blues next game against Western Australia at the SCG with 65. Both innings were pivotal for the Blues in recording dominant victories.
Bankstown spinner Ben Taylor took 4-32 with the ball from 8.3 overs to ensure they recorded a comfortable victory over the Ghosts.
The match of the round was between Mosman and Hawkesbury at Allan Border Oval. Hawkesbury batsmen Nivethan Radhakrishnan and Dale McKay both scored centuries to guide their side to a huge six-wicket win after being set 306 by Mosman.
Sixteen-year-old Radhakrishnan top scored with 129 from 119 balls, including 10 boundaries and cleared the rope six times, for his maiden First-Grade hundred. He put on a partnership of 214 for the fourth-wicket with McKay, who scored an unbeaten 121 from 99 balls, featuring 10 fours and five sixes, for his fifth First-Grade century.
The huge partnership was only one run short of the record fourth-wicket stand set last season by Sydney’s English pair Zak Crawley and Steve Eskinasi. It was a breakthrough innings for the teenager Radhakrishnan who had only produced a total of 164 runs in his previous 16 First-Grade innings with a top score of 25.
Thanks to the efforts of these two batsmen Hawkesbury won the match with 21 balls to spare. Hawkesbury’s Mohammad Shinwari took 5/50 from 10 overs, his first five-wicket haul in First-Grade, to help prevent Mosman reaching an unbeatable total.
Gordon batsman Axel Cahlin scored a quick-fire 111 from 87 balls, including 14 fours and four sixes, to play the key role in guiding his team to a five-wicket victory over Blacktown Mounties at Chatswood Oval. It was Cahlin’s seventh First-Grade century.
Gordon bowled Blacktown out for 248, with paceman Charlie Stobo taking 4/43 from 9.2 overs. Gordan ran down this total in under 39 overs on the back of Cahlin’s innings to record a dominant victory.
Justin Mosca scored his second hundred in three rounds for Sydney as they defeated UTS North Sydney by six wickets. Mosca carried his bat to finish on an unbeaten 119 from 116 balls, hitting 17 boundaries, for his third First-Grade century. Sydney chased down Norths’ 215 with 9.1 overs still remaining.
Luke Ohrynowsky recorded his third First-Grade century during Fairfield-Liverpool’s loss to Randwick-Petersham. He hit 103 from 136 balls, featuring eight fours and a six.
Randwick-Petersham ended the match on 4/200 after only 43.4 overs, successfully passing the 196 set by Fairfield-Liverpool. English import Daniel Bell-Drummond top scored for Randy Petes with 93 from 105 balls, hitting seven fours. It was his third half-century in a row and his second score of 93 during this run.
Bell-Drummond shared a second-wicket partnership of 131 with opener Will Affleck who made 60. The victory for Randwick-Petersham followed on from their record T20 score of 5/241 last Sunday.
Nineteen-year-old Henry Railz took his maiden five-wicket haul but it wasn’t enough to prevent his Penrith side from suffering a nail biting two-run defeat to Eastern Suburbs. Railz’ 5-31 from nine overs helped bowl the Dolphins out for only 194.
Penrith managed a modest 192 in reply, thanks to a couple of three-wicket hauls from Marcus Atallah and Mark Morley for Easts.
Chris Williams made an unbeaten 104 at the top of the order for Sutherland after his side bowled Parramatta out for 224. Blues and Sydney Sixers allrounder Ben Dwarshuis was pivotal with 3/24 from 10 overs. Sutherland won by seven wickets with 23 balls to spare.
Blues and former Australian fast-bowler Trent Copeland took 2/27 for St George during their tense single-wicket win over UNSW. The veteran’s efforts helped limit UNSW to 9/204 before the Saints ran this total down with only four balls remaining.
Northern District reached Manly-Warringah’s 5/227 to record a solid six-wicket victory with over 11 overs remaining.
Sydney University set Western Suburbs 9/265 before bowling Wests out for 151, achieving a dominant 114-run victory.
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Bankstown 8-245 (D Solway 122 N Carruthers 45 B Taylor 20 L Webb 3-50 J Burke 2-25) bt Campbelltown-Camden 144 (H Swindells 74 J Burke 21 B Taylor 4-32 T Garg 3-26) with 1 bonus point at Raby Oval 1,
- Solway and Carruthers shared 102 for the second-wicket
Randwick Petersham 4-200 (D Bell-Drummond 93 W Affleck 60 J Baraba 2-22) bt Fairfield-Liverpool 9-196 (L Ohrynowsky 103 R Srivastava 34 D Singh 3-31 R Ayre 3-44 J Ralston 2-26) at Rosedale Oval,
- Ohrynowsky and Srivastava with a fourth-wicket partnership of 121
Gordon 5-249 (A Cahlin 111 T Crawford 38 C Stobo 27 G Winsor 25no H Sandhu 3-45) bt Blacktown Mounties 248 (J Gauci 69 J Sammut 40 A Naqvi 33no E Singh 28 J Newton 21 C Stobo 4-43 G Winsor 2-43 N Doyle 2-70) at Chatswood Oval,
- Cahlin and Crawford shared a third-wicket partnership of 94
- Gauci’s 69 included eight fours and a six
Northern District 4-228 (S Rodgie 52 B Davis 39 W Buttleman 34no N Maskell 29no J Anderson 26 D Lowery 21 J Foster 2-24 E Herd 2-43) bt Manly-Warringah 5-227 (R Farrell 64no J Lenton 56 A Beadle 33 J Foster 32 S Gainsford 29no S Rodgie 2-46) at Manly Oval,
- Lenton and Beadle with 78 runs for the third-wicket
- Lowery and Rodgie with 76 runs for the third-wicket
Hawkesbury 4-307 (N Radhakrishnan 129 D Mckay 121no P Moore 32 D Crawford 2-50) bt Mosman 9-306 (M Calder 78 A Adlam 75 N Hinton 38 J Dell 30 S Sykes 26no M Shinwari 5-50 A Kherkhah 2-37) at Allan Border Oval,
- Calder and Adlam shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 146
- Calder’s 78 included eight fours and four sixes
Sutherland 3-226 (C Williams 104no T Doyle 60 J Arnold 33) bt Parramatta 224 (L Dempsey 43 S Copperfield 36 L O'Farrell 24 T Crittenden 23 B Dwarshuis 3-24 D Fallins 2-33 T Pinson 2-62) at Old Kings Oval,
- Williams and Doyle shared 96 runs for the third-wicket
- Doyle hit four boundaries and three sixes
Eastern Suburbs 194 (A Robson 55 T Armstrong 39 J Smith 24 J Preddey 23 M Atallah 21 H Railz 5-31 L Hodges 2-27 M Collins 2-32) bt Penrith 192 (B Atherton 47 B Williams 33 J Lalor 25 C Weir 24 M Morley 3-14 M Atallah 3-34) at Howell Oval,
- Cameron Weir took four catches for Penrith
- Keeper Jamie Smith took four catches for Eastern Suburbs
St George 9-205 (N Stapleton 68 L Bartier 43 B Nikitaras 29 T Haines 21 J Bennett 4-30 S Thanabalasingam 2-44) bt UNSW 9 -204 (J Fernandopulle 45 S Thanabalasingam 36 J Attenborough 21 P Francis 3-33 T Copeland 2-27) at David Phillips South,
- Bartier and Stapleton shared an opening stand of 77 runs
- Stapleton hit five fours and two sixes for his 68
Sydney 4-216 (J Mosca 119no S Hassan 33no M Jenkins 2-38) bt UTS North Sydney 215 (B Bryant 59 J James 58 R Aitken 26no B Manenti 3-34 N Bills 3-47 H Sherriff 2-25) at North Sydney Oval,
- Bryant and James shared 102 runs for the third-wicket
- Bryant hit eight fours and a six during his 59
Sydney University 9-265 (L Robertson 89 V George 60 N Walker 33 T Cummins 28 J Cook 3-59 M Tudehope 2-32) bt Western Suburbs 151 (J Abraham 54 I Taylor 21 D Holloway 3-31 W Masojada 3-43 B Joy 2-19 C Cassell 2-22) with 1 bonus point at Pratten Park.
- George and Robertson put on 96 runs for the third-wicket