Record score by UNSW in Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:33AM
Jack Attenborough UNSW acknowledges his century. Photo: Mitchell Law

Adam Lucius

UNSW powered into title contention on the back of a record total as Hawkesbury kept its finals aspirations alive following an absorbing round in the Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup.

The Bumble Bees racked up 5-265 against Eastern Suburbs on the back of Jack Attenborough's rapid 113 from just 61 balls and notable contributions from Tom Scoble (66 from 28), Dan Christian (30 from 14) and Tom Byrnes (23 from 7).

The Dolphins were never in the hunt, bowled out for 133 in the 18th over.

UNSW's total was the highest T20 total in Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup history, eclipsing Randwick-Petersham's 5-241 last season. 

With some teams still to play their full six games, the Sydney Sixers Conference table is headed by Sydney from Gordon, UNSW and Sutherland.

Bankstown leads the Sydney Thunder Conference, with Fairfield-Liverpool, Northern District and Parramatta rounding out the top four.  

Hawkesbury sit one point outside the four and live to fight another day after knocking over Fairfield-Liverpool.

The Hawks have games in hand on the teams above them and will be buoyed by their five-wicket win over the fancied Lions.

Cheered on by the club's lower grade cheer squad, including one supporter dressed as Borat, Gordon brushed past Belvidere Cup leaders Manly-Warringah at Chatswood Oval.

After scoring 7-175 from their 20 overs, the Stags bowled the visitors out for 128 in the 17th over.

The emphatic victory guarantees Gordon a finals berth while Manly will need to win its last two games to have any chance of progressing.

"We've flown under the radar a bit this season but it's coming together," Gordon captain Tym Crawford said.

"There are a lot of young boys in the team but they're learning and things are going well.

"Manly's got a lot of guys who have played at a high level, so to beat them and make the finals is very pleasing."

As for the Borat-led fan club, Crawford said: "The support was unreal. They made a lot of noise and created some atmosphere. It definitely helped us out there."

St George took a game to the last ball for the second consecutive day, knocking over neighbour Sutherland after defending 8-145.

The Dragons' double century hero Andrew Walsh was out for a third-ball duck but recovered to take 3-24 as the Sharks were restricted to 6-143 from 20 overs.

The last round of the competition will be played on Sunday, with finals beginning on December 6.

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Last updated: Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:38AM