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Fallins makes first McDonald’s Premier Cricket century
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:13PM
Dan Fallins at the crease for the NSW Blues in the Sheffield Shield.

Jackson Pringle

NSW Blues leg-spinning allrounder Daniel Fallins brought up his maiden First-Grade century during the second day of action in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Round seven on Saturday.

Fallins, 23, finished day one of round seven last Saturday on 78 not out for Sutherland against Sydney during its score of 9/299 at stumps, and then returned on day two to lift his score to 111 from 168 balls, including 10 boundaries and four sixes. Sutherland declared on 9/355 after facing 102 overs.

Number 11 batsman Flynn Parker supported Fallins to share an unbeaten 10th-wicket partnership of 66. 

The young Blues rising star then took 2-91 from 19.5 overs to help bowl Sydney out for 286. Paceman Jake Wilson was the pick of the Sutherland bowlers with 3/51 from 17 overs. 

Fallins has played four First-Class matches and represented the Blues in two limited overs matches during the Marsh Cup, both against Western Australia at Drummoyne Oval earlier this season.

Parramatta batsman Tim Ward was on 113 not out at stumps last Saturday against UTS North Sydney and added just a single run on the second day of play before his side was bowled out for 196. Ward carried his bat throughout the entire innings and is the first player to achieve this since Nick Watkins and Axel Cahlin in 2016-17.  

Ward missed the first half of last season through injury and has been in prolific form since then, scoring five centuries from his last eight two-day matches.

UTS North Sydney reached Parramatta’s total after 90 overs and won the match by six-wickets, thanks to a maiden First-Grade century from opener Jack James, who scored 125 from 259 balls, hitting 13 fours and a six. Before this season he had only played one First-Grade match, a T20 in 2017-18, and had scored three half-centuries this season before this breakthrough hundred.

James combined with Ben Bryant (43) for an opening stand of 119 runs before captain Justin Avendano joined James at the crease for a second-wicket partnership of 150. The skipper hit 95 from 122 balls, with nine fours and a six.

Dale McKay scored his second century of the season for Hawkesbury against Western Suburbs with 137 from 195 balls, including 17 boundaries and a six. It was the sixth ton of his First-Grade career and it took him past 500 runs for the seventh consecutive season.

McKay joined Patrick Moore (76) in the middle to record a second-wicket stand of 122. Play was stopped due to weather conditions with Hawkesbury on 7/290 from 90 overs, chasing 345 set by Western Suburbs last Saturday. The match was called a draw.

Ross Pawson and William Buttleman score their debut First-Grade hundreds for Northern District during their victory over Mosman. Both men were unbeaten on 103 when play ended with Northern District on 4/304, well clear of Mosman’s score of 256. Pawson hit 13 fours and cleared the rope three times, while Buttleman hit 11 boundaries and three sixes.

Pawson finally hit his breakthrough century after debuting in First-Grade during 2016-17, while 19-year-old Buttleman debuted this season in a T20 match in late October, smashing 70 from 36 balls against Penrith. The two batsmen combined for a massive unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 216. 

Blues contracted fast-bowler Greg West took 2/68 for Mosman.

St George captain and allrounder Nick Stapleton, who passed 4000 First-Grade runs in a T20 match last Sunday, recorded the best bowling figures of the day, taking 5/22 against Eastern Suburbs to bowl them out for 118 and win by 90 runs. It was Stapleton’s second career five-wicket haul.

Teammate and fast-bowler Peter Francis took the other five wickets, with 5/49 from 14.2 overs, his third First-Grade five-wicket haul.

Cambelltown-Camden defeated Manly-Warringah by four runs in a thriller at Manly Oval. Campbelltown-Camden bowler Samuel Skelly took 4/72 from 20 overs, along with Ben Patterson’s 3/42 from under 12 overs, to knock Manly over for 232 after the Ghosts made 236 last Saturday.  

Skipper Jay Lenton’s 83 from 110 balls was not enough to get Manly over the line.  

Blacktown Mounties were bowled out for 334 from 90 overs by Randwick-Petersham after Randy Petes made 6/407 (dec) last Saturday. Paceman Daya Singh took 4/48 for Randwick-Petersham.

Bankstown was bowled out for 218 last Saturday before knocking Gordon over for 185 on day two. Nathan McAndrew was the pick of the Bankstown bowlers with 3/48 from 16 overs.

UNSW batted for 70 overs against Sydney University to finish the day on 6/192 during their second innings after they finished day one with an 18-run deficit. Sydney University took victory on the first innings after their dominance with bat and ball last Saturday.

Fairfield-Liverpool were on 8/300 when the match was declared a draw against Penrith still short of the Panthers' 7/341 (dec). The match was drawn.

NSW Premier Cricket - Round 7:

First Grade:

Randwick Petersham 6(dec)-407 (D Bell-Drummond 131 W Affleck 61 A Sams 59 R Ayre 51no D Sams 39 S Eaton 23 J Sangha 23 H Sandhu 3-110) bt Blacktown Mounties 334 (J Newton 80 W Tareen 60 T Brar 49 G Hara 43no T Flynn-Duncombe 38 J Sammut 33 D Singh 4-48 J Ralston 2-30) at Joe McAleer Reserve,

St George 208 (N Stapleton 47 B Nikitaras 42 A Whatley 34 L Bartier 26 M Atallah 4-41 G Furrer 3-29 H Thornton 3-42) bt Eastern Suburbs 118 (G Furrer 30 T Armstrong 23 M Morley 21 N Stapleton 5-22 P Francis 5-49) at Waverley Oval,

Fairfield-Liverpool 8-300 (R Srivastava 85 M Critchley 59 M Williams 58 A Nair 33 R Smith 3-60 L Hodges 3-77) drew Penrith 7(dec)-341 (A Bayliss 104no B Williams 90 C Weir 42 T Liddiard 35 T Sargeant 31 C Sammut 2-54 M Critchley 2-96) at Rosedale Oval,

Bankstown 218 (N Carruthers 70 J Lysaught 34 B Le Bas 23 N Doyle 4-48 C Stobo 3-56 R Meppem 2-17) bt Gordon 185 (C Stobo 35 A Premkumar 34no T Crawford 30 A Cahlin 27 R Tullia 26 N McAndrew 3-48 J Lysaught 2-22 M Bursa 2-31) at Chatswood Oval,

Campbelltown-Camden 236 (A Ison 65 S Skelly 45 H Swindells 30 J Simmons 21 W Salzmann 20 J Edwards 4-78 J Foster 2-28 M Visser 2-56) bt Manly-Warringah 232 (J Lenton 83 J Foster 39 M Edwards 35 R Farrell 24 S Skelly 4-72 B Patterson 3-42) at Manly Oval,

Northern District 4-304 (R Pawson 103no W Buttleman 103no B Davis 24 G West 2-68) bt Mosman 256 (H Dalton 93 L Shelton 63no A Doolan 29 S Rodgie 4-58 J Hiley 2-52 R Pawson 2-56) at Allan Border Oval,

UTS North Sydney 4-299 (J James 125 J Avendano 95no B Bryant 43 B Aitchison 3-89) bt Parramatta 296 (T Ward 114no S Copperfield 60 L Dempsey 50 T Crittenden 25 M Alexander 3-49 J Campbell 3-70 O Knight 2-45) at Old Kings Oval,

Sutherland 9(dec)-335 (D Fallins 111no T Doyle 71 A Bariol 45 J Leaning 26 A Glendenning 2-41 R Felsch 2-71 N Bills 2-76) bt Sydney 286 (J Mosca 62 B Manenti 53 R Felsch 37 N Gubbins 36 J Wilson 3-51 F Parker 2-37 T Pinson 2-53 D Fallins 2-91) at Drummoyne Oval,

Sydney University 1(dec)-151 (D Mortimer 62no R McElduff 59no V George 20) bt UNSW 133 (S Thanabalasingam 44no M Burgess 30 J Kershaw 4-33 D Holloway 2-25 B Joy 2-32) and 6-192 (B McLean 79no S Thanabalasingam 42 H Kakkireni 21 V Hreszczuk 20 B Joy 2-32 D Holloway 2-54) at David Phillips South,

Western Suburbs 7(dec)-345 (J Clarke 96 N Cutler 86 C Hotham 65 A Isherwood 55no A Kherkhah 4-114) drew Hawkesbury 7-290 (D Mckay 137no P Moore 76 B Qureshi 30 P Forrest 25 I Thomas 3-36 J Clarke 3-61) at Pratten Park.

Last updated: Friday December 13, 2019 3:14PM