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Felsch joins Trumper with McDonald's Men's NSW Premier Cricket blitz
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:30PM
Sydney opener Ryan Felsch hit 15 sixes scoring 135 from 62 balls. Image: Ian Bird Photography

Adam Lucius

A record-breaking total was the highlight of the round as the eight quarter finalists in the First Grade Limited-Overs Cup were decided in McDonald's Men's NSW Premier Cricket on Saturday.

On the back of a whirlwind century from opener Ryan Felsch (135 from 62 balls) and a Steve Eskinazi ton (111 from 71), Sydney made 7-422 en-route to a comfortable win over Hawkesbury at Drummoyne Oval.

Sydney's massive score is the highest in the one-day competition's 53-year history, easily eclipsing the 5-365 set by North Sydney (1994/95) and Sydney (2018/19).

It's also the fourth-highest limited overs total in Australian club cricket history.

Sydney's 155-run win secured it second spot on the one-day ladder.

Sydney University, Sydney, Manly-Warringah and Bankstown make up the top four.

Randwick-Petersham, Fairfield-Liverpool, Northern District and St George complete the top eight.

Felsch thrashed 15 sixes and five fours in a frenetic 105-minute stay.

He became just the second player alongside the legendary Victor Trumper to twice record 12 sixes or more in an innings in Sydney grade cricket.

"It was a day where everything came off for us," Felsch said.

"We didn't go chasing records but just got on a roll and it all fell into place.

"It was a great effort from the whole team to produce a performance like that."

The big-hitting Felsch set the tone early, sweating on anything loose in a cyclonic knock.

Eskinazi kept the momentum going with his second century of the season, smashing five sixes from his final nine balls.

Polished cameos from Anthony Mosca (42) and Harry Manenti (46) ensured the score ticked past the magical 400 mark.

St George displaced Parramatta from the top eight after NSW fast bowler Trent Copeland's return helped it to a five-wicket win over Mosman at Hurstville Oval.

Copeland took 3-53 and the Whales' Lachlan Hearne scored 112 as the visitors set the Dragons 258 to win.

The Saints did so with five balls to spare to guarantee their spot in the finals.

Sydney Uni chased down Blacktown Mounties' modest 224 in 43 overs to wrap up first place on the One-Day Cup ladder.

One-Day Cup: Quarter Finals February 7:

Sydney Uni v St George at University Oval.

Sydney v Northern District at Drummoyne Oval.

Manly v Fairfield-Liverpool at Manly Oval.

Bankstown v Randwick-Petersham at Bankstown Oval.

All scores here


Last updated: Monday January 18, 2021 1:43PM