Sunday, December 17th, 2017

County Batsman Dell Stars With Unbeaten 157 Down Under 

Josh Dell hit 157 not out as Midland Guildford overcame Gosnells by five wickets in a Western Australia Cricket Association second grade match.

The Worcestershire all-rounder batted at number four and struck 25 fours in his 243 ball innings.

It enabled Midland Guildford to chase down a target of 311 on the second day of the match.

Dell’s side were perched uneasily on 10-2 when he came to the wicket but he added 81 with Michael Olsen (39) and 181 with Jackson Wood (92).

Victory was achieved in 84.4 overs.

George Rhodes continued his fine form with the bat but fought a virtual lone hand as his side Onslow CC lost the top of the table clash with Johnsonville CC in the Ewen Chatfield Trophy.

The Worcestershire all-rounder followed up scores of 87 against Petone-Eastbourne and 106 versus Victoria University by making 81.

But Onslow were bowled out for 169 in reply to Johnsonville’s 249-6 in 50 overs.

Rhodes came to the wicket at number three for the third ball of the Onslow innings and struck ten boundaries in his 116 ball knock.

He added 80 for the fifth wicket with skipper S. Keegan (37) after Onslow had been reduced to 16-4.

But, after Rhodes was seventh out at 164, the innings quickly came to an end.

Rhodes had earlier bowled seven overs for 36 runs and taken one catch as Johnsonville laid a platform for victory.

Charlie Morris’s team, Tuggeranong Valley, had to settle for a draw in their McDonald’s ACT Premier Cricket first grade match with North Canberra Gungahlin.

Morris had bowled 23 overs for 76 runs as North Canberra scored 266-4 declared on day one and Tuggeranong replied with 248-8.