Monday, January 29th, 2024


Josh Baker enjoyed a successful weekend with the ball and picked up six wickets in helping Northern District CC to a double triumph.

The Worcestershire spinner returned figures of 22-6-40-3 on day two of the win over Eastern Suburbs in the New South Wales Premier Cricket second grade fixture.

Baker followed that up with 10-2-14-3 in a five wicket win over Campbelltown in the Poldevin-Gray Shield 50 over tournament.

He had taken 5-27 in the opening game of the Shield against Paramatta two weeks ago.

Northern District had totalled 300-7 declared on day one against Eastern Suburbs and Baker made inroads into their middle order which brought about a collapse from 145-3.

He picked up three of the next five wickets in dismissing Udit Hari Mehta (13), Ryan OBeirnie (0) and Ethan Kooner (11).

Eastern Suburbs were bowled out for 172 in 84.5 overs and the victory consolidated Northern Districts position at the top of the table.

Against Campbelltown, Baker came into the attack for the 13th over and began with a maiden before having Jayden Zahra-Smith (10) stumped with the first ball of his second over.

He bowled an initial spell of five overs for just three runs and claimed more scalps when he came back into the attack for the 37th over in Isaac Gassan (11) and Luke Meek (11).

 Campbelltown were bowled out for 132 in 46.4 overs and Baker was not required to bat as his side reached their target in 35.4 overs.

Ed Pollock spent the day in the field as leaders St. George CC (371) bowled out Sutherland for 191 in 64.3 overs to triumph in their New South Wales first grade fixture.

New Worcestershire signing, Ethan Brookes, was amongst the runs for Prahran CC on day one of their Victorian Premier Cricket A grade meeting with Frankston Peninsula CC.

Brookes made an unbeaten 66 off just 59 balls with one six and nine fours batting at number five.

He gave good support to opener Cameron Hemp who hit an unbeaten 163 in a total of 344-3 declared from 77 overs before Frankston replied with 14-1 from 10 overs.

Gareth Roderick’s impressive form continued for Green Point CC but he was on the losing side in a Western Province Premier Division encounter against UWC.

Green Point’s captain followed up the previous week’s century by top-scoring with 62 off 87 balls with five boundaries.

He came in at 33-1 and was sixth out at 165 after sharing in half century stands with Adam Scher (25) and Guy Sheena (33).

But Green Point’s total of 205-9 in 50 overs was overhauled by UWC who won by six wickets with 5.5 overs to spare.

It ended Roderick and Green Point’s five game winning sequence.

Cameron Jones had figures of 7-3-18-1 as his side, Collingwood Park CC, went down by four wickets to Royals CC in a low-scoring Albany and District Cricket Association fixture.

Jones came on first change and dismissed number three, Lincoln Joy for 11, but Royals reached their 116 target in 32.1 overs. Jones had earlier been dismissed for one in Collingwood Park’s all out total of 115 in 35.1 overs.