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Top of the table clash in McDonald’s Men’s NSW Premier Cricket
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Fri Nov 6, 2020 11:33PM
Manly's Jack Edwards returns from the NSW Blues squad. Photo: Getty Images

Adam Lucius

A top of the table clash between early front-runners Manly-Warringah and Bankstown highlight a quality round of one-day matches in McDonald's Men's Premier Cricket on Saturday.

The Waratahs sit five points clear on top of the table after three wins and a draw to start the season, while the Bulldogs are second after an undefeated start to their campaign.

"We've had some great battles with Bankstown over the years and this will be no different," Manly captain Jay Lenton said.

"It's good to be back on top of the comp but it's still early days and we've got to keep building.

"Our goal is to play finals cricket again and this will be a big test of where we're at." 

Manly will be strengthened by the return of NSW squad member Jack Edwards.

Bankstown captain Nathan McAndrew said of his team: "We think we've got a pretty competitive side in all forms.

"We've started well but there is still a long way to go and a lot of improvement to come." 

The Sydney v UTS North Sydney fixture at Drummoyne Oval promises to be another top shelf game, with both sides in sound form.

Norths boast three batsmen in the top six on the leading run-scorers' chart – Tom Jagot, Justin Avendano and Jack James – and have lofty goals in all three forms of the game.

Jagot said: "I'm in a good place off the field and I think that helps. It's been a combination of a few flat wickets, a few dropped catches and a bit of luck that has seen me start the season well.

"I’m hoping to help the boys finish in the top six and play some finals cricket."

The local derby between Sutherland and St George at Glenn McGrath Oval will contain its usual spice, while Mosman, Campbelltown-Camden and Blacktown Mounties will be looking to bank their first wins of the season.

For schedule, teams and scores click here

For live streaming click on matches below:

Sutherland v St George

Sydney v UTS North Sydney

Sydney Uni v Western Suburbs

UNSW v Parramatta

Last updated: Friday November 6, 2020 11:36PM