Monday, February 26th, 2024


Ed Pollock struck another half century but his side, St. George CC, suffered their first defeat of the season in the New South Wales Premier Cricket encounter with Penrith CC.

The Worcestershire batter continued his impressive form by making 51 off 48 balls on day one on Saturday as league leaders St. George reached 197-5 from 76 overs.

Pollock, batting at number four, hit four sixes and three fours after St. George had been put into bat.

St. George were eventually bowled out for 239 in 89.4 overs on Sunday and Penrith made light work of their target in reaching 241-1 from 61.1 overs.

Northern District CC defeated Hawkesbury (164 all out) by six wickets in another New South Wales Premier Cricket two day fixture played over the weekend. Josh Baker, who has been in excellent form, did not bowl and was not required to bat.

Adam Finch struck two early blows for Sturt CC who established a strong position on day one of the South Australia Cricket Association Premier Cricket fixture against Southern District.

Finch took the new ball and removed opener Tom MacGrath and number five Steve Harman, both clean bowled for nought.

He had figures of 7-0-15-2 as Southern District were bowled out for 82 in 41.4 overs.

Sturt replied with 222-7 from 46 overs, with Finch lbw for two, in a game which will be concluded next weekend.

Ethan Brookes played an important role with the bat for Prahran CC in their three wicket win over Geelong CC on day two of the Victorian Premier Cricket first grade meeting.

Prahran were set a 266 target and Brookes contributed 48 off 80 balls with six boundaries.

He came to the wicket at 140-3 and only 20 more runs were required when he was seventh out at 246.

Joe Stanley’s impressive all-round performance was in vain as Railways CC went down by 29 runs to Manypeaks CC in a Albany and Districts Cricket Association encounter.

Stanley came on first change and had the excellent figures of 10-3-20-5, removing the top three in the order, as Manypeaks were restricted 173-9 in their 50 overs.

Stanley then opened and top-scored with 48 off 93 balls with one six and two fours but his side were bowled out for 144 in 47.2 overs.

In the same competition, Cameron Jones (5-2-6-2) made the first two breakthroughs for Collingwood Park CC who lost by 61 runs to Manypeaks CC.

Jones held onto a return catch to dismiss opener Seb Stanton (6)  and bowled number three Cameron Walsh for nought.

But Manypeaks recovered from 22-2 to total 182-8 in their 50 overs and then bowled out their opponents for 121 in 39.1 overs.

Jones came to the wicket at 60-7 and made 19 off 40 balls, putting on 41 for the eighth wicket with Isaac Spaanderman (25 not out).

Reeve Evitts batted at number three for Keilor CC and was dismissed for 15 off 26 balls on day two of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association fixture against Sydenham Hillside CC.

Keilor were dismissed for 244 in 74.4 overs in reply to Sydenham Hillside’s day one total of 326-9 declared.