A superb double century from Nick Bertus has highlighted an intriguing weekend of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket with some big scores posted right around the league.
Bertus’s unbeaten 206 (225 balls) along with 104 (129 balls) from Brenton Cherry saw Parramatta post a healthy total of 4-430 declared.
Last month Bertus scored a century for the NSW Futures League side against ACT/NSW Country.
Bankstown were 1-20 at stumps in reply with Ethan Leten the batsmen dismissed for 16.
Adam Crosthwaite tonned up for Manly-Warringah, who travelled to Chatswood Oval to take on Gordon.
The visitors were 6-286 at stumps, with Crosthwaite scoring 112 (237 balls.)
Matt Parkinson was the main wicket taker for Gordon with 4-120 from 39 overs.
Crosthwaite’s 112 against Gordon was his 15th first-grade century. Only Greg Mail (18 centuries in 147 innings), Phillip Wells (18 centuries in 182 innings) and David Dawson (16 centuries in 162 innings) have scored more first-grade centuries since he joined the NSW Premier competition in 2009-10
Hawkesbury put themselves in a strong position heading into day two of their match with UNSW, declaring at 5-392.
Jaskaran Cheema was the chief run maker for Hawkesbury notching a composed 133 off 214 balls.
NSW Blue Arjun Nair was also amongst the runs with 73 (104 balls) with Jordan Gauci unbeaten on 55 (80 balls).
Marcus Atallah did the damage for UNSW with the ball, taking 4-135 from his 29 overs.
Jonathan Whealing was amongst the runs for Northern District, who had a tough day at the office against Western Suburbs
Northern District was dismissed for 215 with Whealing making over half their runs in his unbeaten 114 (234 balls), which also saw him pass 4000 first grade runs.
Jonathan Cook took 6-90 to put Western Suburbs in a strong position ahead of day two.
It was a bowler’s paradise at Coogee Oval with both Randwick Petersham and Blacktown dismissed for under 150 on the first day.
Randwick Petersham was all out for 147, with Daya Singh taking 6-54.
Blacktown was then dismissed for 125, with Adam Semple claiming 6-35.
It was a different story at Glenn McGrath oval with Eastern Suburbs posting 7-399 declared in its match against Sutherland.
Adam Ezekiel compiled a fine century of 101 (168 balls) with Greg Clarence scoring 87 (118 balls).
Tom Jagot recorded a century for North Sydney who posted 9-338 declared in their clash with Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval.
Luke Webb was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts claiming 5-84 from 24 overs.
Fairfield-Liverpool batted through day one of their clash with Mosman posting 7-306.
Opener Anthony Clark notched 107 (216 balls) to put his side in the box seat in the two-day fixture.
Aged 40 years and 233, Clark is the first 40 year-old to score a first-grade century since Jeff Cook in 2013-14.
A four-wicket haul from Ben Manenti saw Sydney restrict St George to 283 at Hurstville Oval.
Matt Hopkins was the leading run-maker for St George with 86 (151 balls) with his side 239 at stumps.
Sydney University got off to a strong start in their match with Penrith.
Damien Mortimer top scored with 73 (156 balls) with Tim Cummins not out on 70 (121 balls) as Sydney University were all out for 320.
Luke Hodges took 4-73 to be the main wicket taker for Penrith with his side 0-3 at stumps.