NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers opening batsman Daniel Hughes hit his third century in a week, and 10th First-Grade century for Mosman against Sutherland, during the first day of round 14 in McDonalds NSW Premier Cricket, Saturday.
Hughes, who hit twin centuries during the Blues Sheffield Shield victory over South Australia last week, backed that up during his first game of the Premier Cricket season by smashing 135 from 109 balls for his club side, hitting 12 fours and five sixes.
The Blues star shared a third-wicket partnership of 160 with Lachlan Hearne, who hit 115 from 190 balls, including 16 boundaries, for his third First-Grade century, guiding Mosman to the dominant total of 402 from 81 overs.
Blues leg-spinning allrounder Daniel Fallins followed up his five-wicket haul last round by claiming 4-104 from 23 overs for Sutherland, while Flynn Parker took 4-103.
Sutherland finished the day struggling at 3/37 from 13 overs, with Mosman paceman Sam Sykes taking 2-10.
Randwick-Petersham opening batsman Will Affleck scored his second century of the season and the seventh of his First-Grade career, hitting 118 from 207 balls against Hawkesbury, including 14 fours and a six. This innings took Affleck past 700 runs during a single season for the first time.
Affleck’s effort followed an amazing performance from Randwick-Petersham’s bowling attack, completely dismantling the Hawkesbury batting line-up for 53 in 33 overs.
Blues and Thunder fast-bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams did most of the damage with an extraordinary performance of 3-8 from seven overs. It continued his red-hot form with the ball this season after leading the wicket-takers during the KFC Big Bash League with 30 scalps.
Randwick Petersham skipper Daya Singh backed up his six wickets during the limited overs decider last Sunday with a superb 2-1 from five overs, while teenager Caelan Maladay and Adam Semple took two wickets each.
Randy Petes were 2/234 from 61 overs at stumps. Affleck shared a 99-run opening stand with Shaun Eaton who made 57 from 68 balls, hitting eight fours. Blues and Thunder rising star Jason Sangha is unbeaten on 38, and is only two runs short of 900 for the season.
Former Australian Test and current Blues off-spinner Steve O’Keefe hit an unbeaten 73 from 97 balls for Manly-Warringah, batting at No. 9 against UNSW, smashing eight fours and a couple of sixes.
The veteran shared an eighth-wicket stand of 80 with teammate Cameron Merchant, who top scored with 80 from 169 balls. Manly declared on 8/305 from 90 overs.
Thunder keeper-batsman Jay Lenton scored 55 from 91 balls, hitting seven fours and two sixes.
UNSW were left reeling at 2/6 from four overs at stumps. Blues contracted fast-bowler Ryan Hadley took a superb 2/1 from two overs.
UTS North Sydney allrounder James Aitken celebrated his 300th game by taking 4-81 from 23.1 overs, helping bowl out Eastern Suburbs for 284 from 88.1 overs.
Aitken joined his late father Bob and brother Rob, who played on Saturday alongside James, in the 300 game club.
Tim Armstrong top-scored for the Dolphins with 69 from 81 balls, hitting 12 fours, before being run-out. UTS North Sydney finished the day on 0/8 from five overs.
Former England opening batsman Mark Stoneman top-scored for Bankstown, against Fairfield-Liverpool on Saturday, with 58 from 155 deliveries.
Bankstown batsman Nick Carruthers made 51 becoming the second player to pass 900 runs this season.
He moved to 919 from 21 innings at an average of 43.8 and a highest score of 150. Carruthers is only 14 runs behind leading run-scorer Ryan Gibson.
Bankstown were bowled out for 264 after 95 overs, mainly thanks to a first career five-wicket haul by 19-year-old Fairfield-Liverpool spinner Gurattanbir Singh, who claimed 6-47 from 22 overs. Blues and Thunder off-spinning allrounder Arjun Nair took 3-68 from 33 overs.
Carruthers shared a 101-run second-wicket partnership with Stoneman.
Penrith spinner Luke Hodges produced the third five-wicket performance of his career, taking 5-81 from 33 overs against local rivals Parramatta, helping restrict them to 9/293 declared. Seamer Ryan Smith claimed 2-55 from 17 overs for Penrith.
Scott Copperfield (58) and Trent Crittenden (57) shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 116 for Parramatta. Penrith went to stumps at 0/8.
Sydney fast bowler Nic Bills took 3-34 from 14.2 overs, helping dismiss Gordon over for 170 inside 60 overs. This haul took Bills to 49 wickets for the season, the third time in four seasons he has taken this many wickets.
Bills leads this season’s Premier Cricket wickets table with 49 scalps from 24 matches at the superb average of 22. Sixers spinner Ben Manenti provided good support with 2-55 from 18 overs, while Alex Glendenning and Nick Gubbins also took two wickets each.
Sydney skipper and former Blue Daniel Smith appeared in his 300th First-Grade game and took two catches. Sydney are 3/89 from 36 overs at stumps.
Tigers keeper Beau McClintock snared five catches behind the stumps.
Campbelltown-Camden were all out for 285 from 95.2 overs against Blacktown Mounties. Opener Aaron Yabsley top scored with 84.
Smit Raval claimed 4-68 from 14 overs for Blacktown while paceman Hunar Verma took 3-41 from nine overs.
Western Suburbs declared at 9/253 from 71.2 overs against Northern District.
Northern District seamer Scott Rodgie claimed 4-58 from 18.2 overs, and Joe Hiley took 3-57 from 14 overs.
Western Suburbs fast-bowler Muhammad Irfan Jr continued his red hot form by taking 2-19 from 11 overs, leaving Northern District at 3/51 from 22 overs at stumps.
Sydney University knocked St George over for 162 from 77.1 overs, with Devlin Malone taking 4-49 from 22 overs. The students finished the day on 2/53 from 16 overs in reply.
NSW Premier Cricket - First Grade:
Bankstown 264 (M Stoneman 58 N Carruthers 51 M Brown 46 D Nicotra 38 G Singh 6-47 A Nair 3-68) v Fairfield-Liverpool at Bankstown Oval,
Campbelltown-Camden 285 (A Yabsley 84 B Patterson 63 S Skelly 34 N Glynn 31 P Wells 21 S Raval 4-68 H Verma 3-41 S Doshi 2-8) v Blacktown Mounties at Raby Oval 1,
Hawkesbury 53 (R Mizzi 21 D Sams 3-8 D Singh 2-1 C Maladay 2-14 A Semple 2-16) v Randwick Petersham 2-234 (W Affleck 118no S Eaton 57 J Sangha 38no) at Owen Earle Oval,
Manly-Warringah 8(dec)-305 (C Merchant 80 S O'Keefe 73no J Lenton 55 E Herd 47 J Edwards 24 T Scoble 2-51 V Kashyap 2-56 S Thanabalasingam 2-62) v UNSW 2-6 (R Hadley 2-1) at Manly Oval,
Mosman 402 (D Hughes 135 L Hearne 115 H Dalton 54 D Dassanayake 32 F Parker 4-103 D Fallins 4-104) v Sutherland 3-37 (S Sykes 2-10) at Allan Border Oval,
Western Suburbs 9(dec)-253 (J Psarakis 53 M Irfan Jr 48 A Isherwood 39 N Cutler 36 J Clarke 33 S Rodgie 4-58 J Hiley 3-57) v Northern District 3-51 (D Lowery 21no M Irfan Jr 2-19) at Mark Taylor Oval,
Parramatta 9(dec)-293 (S Copperfield 58 T Crittenden 57 J Workman 44no H Goulstone 29 B Abbott 28 N Bertus 26 L Hodges 5-81 R Smith 2-55) v Penrith 0-8 at Old Kings Oval,
Gordon 170 (M Newman 48 T Crawford 27 J Claridge 26 S O'Brien 20 A Patterson 20no N Bills 3-34 N Gubbins 2-13 A Glendenning 2-42 B Manenti 2-55) v Sydney 3-89 (S Hassan 47no B McClintock 21no A Patterson 2-9) at Drummoyne Oval,
St George 162 (J Rose 38no N Stapleton 27 D Malone 4-49 C Cassell 2-19 D Holloway 2-33) v Sydney University 2-53 (D Mortimer 28) at University Oval,