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Match Reports: Round 6 v Sutherland

29th November 2016

 

 

Round Six against Sutherland produced a thrilling victory for the Third Grade boys, an outright win for Fifth Grade while Second Grade finished with a draw to keep their undefeated run intact.

Third Grade produced one of the most exciting finishes of the round, getting home by just two wickets.

Needing 204 runs for the win, the Wests boys looked down and out at 8-98 before a 108 run ninth wicket stand between John Rush and Liam Gough secured the improbable victory.

Rush finished on 56 not out while Gough was unbeaten on 52.

 

Second Grade maintained their unbeaten start to the season with their match ending in a draw.

Batting first, Wests piled on 5-403 from 99 overs on day one with their top five batsmen all posting half-centuries.

Tom Burt fell just two runs short of his century while Bilal Quereshi struck an entertaining 89 not out from just 91 balls with 12 boundaries.

Jono Fowles (61), David Paterson (66) and Daniel Hayes (65) were the other run makers.

Sutherland then batted out day two, reaching 7-361 at the end of the match. Fowles completed an impressive all-round match by taking 3-89 from 27 overs.

Wests sit third on the Second Grade ladder with five matches and a draw from their six games. Last season’s Grand Finalists, Sydney and UNSW, are holding the top two spots on the ladder.

 

Fifth Grade won their match against Sutherland outright by six wickets.

The win was set up in the first innings of the game when Sutherland were bowled out for just 79.

Ptolemy Sofianidis was outstanding, claiming 5-15 from 11 overs with three maidens. At the other end, Alex Cheung took 4-24 from 11.4 overs.

Wests declared their first innings closed on 7-146 before rolling Sutherland a second time for 144.

Cheung added a further four wickets to his haul to give himself eight wickets for the match, with Sofianidis picked up two more scalps to take his match tally to seven.

Needing 81 runs to win, Wests needed just 20.2 overs to chase down the target.  

 

In First Grade, Western Suburbs went down by 45 runs in a high scoring game.

Batting first, Sutherland hit 9 declared 379 on day one with Sandeep Lamichhane (3-80) and AJ Isherwood (3-88) the multiple wicket takers.

In reply Wests were bowled out for 334. Nick Cutler top scored with 97 while Alec Baldin posted 53 opening the batting. Isaac Taylor (45) and Ned Eckersley (42) both fell just short of half-centuries.

 

In Fourth Grade, Wests went down to Sutherland by 122 runs.