The ball dominated the bat for the most part during the second day’s action of round 13 of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday.
Five of the ten games completed resulted in team’s being knocked over for less than 250 during their run chase, and three of those five were below scores of 150.
Manly-Warringah defeated Sydney by 47 runs on the first innings after being bowled out for only 192 the previous weekend. NSW Blues contracted fast-bowler Ryan Hadley claimed best figures of 4-30 from nine overs, while fellow contracted Blues paceman Mickey Edwards took 4-41 from 14 overs, to dismantle Sydney for 145 after 47 overs.
Manly batted out a second innings of 18 overs to end the match, where they ended on 2/65. Sydney fast-bowler Nic Bills took 2/26 from eight overs during this innings.
Randwick-Petersham bowled out Bankstown for 119 inside 35 overs after making 239 on day one, to remain top of the Premier Cricket table.
The star of the show was 17-year-old pace bowler Caelan Maladay who took 5-15 from seven overs for Randy Petes in just his fourth First-Grade game. The first five-wicket haul of his top grade career.
Seamer Adam Semple claimed 3-27 from 7.3 overs, while Blues and Thunder fast-bowling allrounder Daniel Sams pitched in with 2-38 from 10 overs, helping Randy Petes to a 120-run victory on the first innings.
Western Suburbs fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan Jr took 6-90 against Mosman, taking him to 25 wickets from his opening five First-Grade matches, at an amazing average of 11.75. In his only Second-Grade match, Irfan Jr took 5-46 and 4-30, before making his First Grade debut last month.
Irfan Jr’s effort however was not enough to prevent Mosman chasing down Western Suburb’s total of 261 from last weekend. Mosman opening batsman Nathan Hinton scored his second century of the season and the third of his career, with 116 from 238 balls, hitting 11 fours and two sixes.
Hinton’s innings was the standout in Mosman achieving a two-wicket first innings win after 92.2 overs. The Whales finished 8/265.
Gordon and former Blues seamer Charlie Stobo followed up his 53 last Saturday with 5-58 from 24 overs on day two against Northern District, his fifth career five-wicket haul. This effort, along with Tym Crawford’s 3-53 from 18.5 overs, helped Mosman record a nail-biting seven-run first innings victory.
Northern District was knocked over for 258 in under 84 overs after Gordon made 265 on day one.
Day one of Blacktown Mounties against UNSW was abandoned without a ball bowled, however the match finally got under way on day two with UNSW taking an 105-run first innings win.
Blacktown fast-bowler Harmon Sandhu achieved his third top grade five-wicket haul, with 5-54 from 23 overs, while fellow opening bowler Salman Irshad claimed 4-70 from 19 overs, with UNSW declaring on 9-223 after 64 overs.
The match seemed to be heading for a draw, however UNSW were able to dismantle Blacktown for 118 in 37 overs. Sanjit Selverajoo and Declan White took three scalps each for the students.
Blues and Sixers fast-bowling allrounder Hayden Kerr followed his 52 last Saturday with best figures of 3-25 from 13 overs for Sydney University, leading them to a close 14-run win over Fairfield-Liverpool, and keeping them at second-place on the ladder.
Fellow opening bowler Charlie Cassell took 3-30 from 17 overs, helping bowl out Fairfield-Liverpool for 249 in under 95 overs. Luke Ohrynowsky top-scored for Fairfield-Liverpool with 75.
Sutherland skipper Chris Williams scored 70 from 177 balls against UTS North Sydney, including nine fours, taking him past 5,000 runs in NSW Premier Cricket First-Grade matches to 5,015 at an average of 37.7. His half-century followed four catches in the field the previous week.
Luke Hawksworth top scored for Sutherland with 85 from 178 balls, also hitting nine fours, and shared a fourth-wicket stand of 96 with Williams, to guide the Shire side to a five-wicket victory, chasing down Norths’ total of 228.
Eastern Suburbs defeated Parramatta by two wickets, running down Parramatta’s 264 from day one in 90 overs and lifting them to third on the table.
Sam Robson top-scored for Easts with 72 from 170 balls, and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 89 with brother Angus, who hit 57 from 109 balls. Ben Aitchison and Luke Dempsey took three wickets each for Parramatta.
Campbelltown-Camden made 316 against Penrith from 101.5 overs, with Jackson Isakka unbeaten on 82 from 127 balls. Penrith was then knocked over for 217 by the Ghosts, inside 62 overs.
Fast bowler Samuel Skelly took 4-59 from 19 overs for Campbelltown-Camden, while teammate Ben Patterson claimed 3-43 from 9.4 overs.
Hawkesbury survived on 8-308 from 96 overs after St George reached 337 on day one, resulting in a draw. St George opening batsman Nivethan Radhakrishnan top scored for Hawkesbury with 82.
Scott Baldwin was unbeaten on 69 from 90 balls, hitting six boundaries and clearing the rope four times, and shared a sixth-wicket stand of 118 with keeper-batsman Ryan Mizzi, who hit 62 from 72 balls, smashing six fours and three sixes.
NSW Premier Cricket - Round 13:
UNSW 9(dec)-223 (H McLean 73no M Gilkes 42 T Byrnes 41 H Sandhu 5-54 S Irshad 4-70) bt Blacktown Mounties 118 (T Flynn-Duncombe 33 S Selverajoo 3-12 D White 3-31 H McLean 2-26 V Kashyap 2-37) at Joe McAleer Reserve,
Eastern Suburbs 8-268 (S Robson 72 A Robson 57 P Lazarus 40 R Lilburne 27 T Armstrong 21 B Aitchison 3-65 L Dempsey 3-67) bt Parramatta 264 (T Ward 121 B Abbott 70 L O'Farrell 34 R Lilburne 5-67 N Rowe 2-69) at Waverley Oval,
Sydney University 263 (H Kerr 52 D Miller 50 W Masojada 48no D Mortimer 39 C Dummer 23 A Nair 5-73 M Critchley 3-87) bt Fairfield-Liverpool 249 (L Ohrynowsky 75 M Williams 61 R Srivastava 39 H Kerr 3-25 C Cassell 3-30 D Holloway 2-58) at Rosedale Oval,
Gordon 265 (L Barnsley 90 C Stobo 53 M Newman 48 A Cahlin 42 S Rodgie 3-55 R Pawson 3-82 J Hiley 2-24) bt Northern District 258 (D Lowery 83 B Davis 47 J Hiley 25 C Stobo 5-58 T Crawford 3-53 S O'Brien 2-110) at Chatswood Oval,
Campbelltown-Camden 316 (J Isakka 82no H Swindells 51 N Glynn 42 B Patterson 41 J Simmons 35 R Smith 3-44 M Collins 3-72 H Railz 2-65) bt Penrith 217 (A Bayliss 66 L Hodges 29no T Liddiard 28 J Browne 23 S Skelly 4-59 B Patterson 3-43 L Courtney 2-64) at Howell Oval,
Randwick Petersham 239 (S Eaton 44 M Everett 43 D Singh 41 A Sams 30 M Brown 3-30 N McAndrew 3-57 B Taylor 2-74) bt Bankstown 119 (N McAndrew 33 N Carruthers 28 B Taylor 26no C Maladay 5-15 A Semple 3-27 D Sams 2-38) at Coogee Oval,
St George 337 (B Nikitaras 115 N Stapleton 75 L Bartier 61 J Graham 23no K Phillips 20 A Kherkhah 5-70) drew Hawkesbury 8-308 (N Radhakrishnan 82 S Baldwin 69no R Mizzi 62 J Cheema 34 P Moore 30 N Stapleton 2-37 P Francis 2-71 T Engelbrecht 2-81) at Hurstville Oval,
Sutherland 5-233 (L Hawksworth 85 C Williams 70 J Biviano 28 W Graham 2-20 O Knight 2-31) bt UTS North Sydney 228 (J James 54 R Alexander 49 G Lavelle 39 O Knight 22 D Fallins 5-128 T Pinson 4-50) at Glenn McGrath Oval,
Manly-Warringah 192 (J Lenton 47 A Beadle 36no L Weston 24 J Foster 21 B Manenti 4-60 R Felsch 2-38) and 2-65 (N Bills 2-26) bt Sydney 145 (J Mosca 39 B McClintock 33no S Eskinazi 24 R Hadley 4-30 M Edwards 4-41) at Drummoyne Oval,