Daniel Hughes raised a fine century as the NSW Second XI’s match against Western Australia finished in a draw, with the majority of play on Day Four lost to rain (October 11).
NSW were 2-88 overnight, a lead of 213 runs, with Hughes 43 not out and David Dawson 22 not out. Unfortunately, heavy overnight rain ruined any chance of the final day starting on time with the Hurstville Oval ground staff working extremely hard to get play back on by 2pm.
Hughes looked in complete control at the crease and thoroughly deserved his century. He finished 112 not out from 150 balls with 11 fours and four sixes. Dawson provided excellent support, finishing 36 not out as NSW declared at 2-172, leaving Western Australia 32 overs to bat with the victory target of 297 well out of reach.
Western Australia batted out the day to finish at 4-134 with Australian U/19 representative, Gurinder Sandhu, impressing with 3-35 from his nine overs.
Overall, it was a good match for the NSW Second XI who dominated the game for four days, with an outright result looking likely until the weather intervened.