New South Wales Blues fast bowler Charlie Stobo has taken six wickets for NSW Metro on a difficult day for his team in the Toyota Futures League against Victoria at Blacktown International Sports Park No. 2.

At stumps on day two, NSW Metro is 0/22 in its second innings trailing Victoria by 180 runs after the visitors were bowled out for 360.

The two unbeaten openers at the crease are Jordan Gauci (12 not out) and Axel Cahlin (9 not out).  

Stobo (6-90) was by far the best of the NSW Metro bowlers. He collected five wickets on day two in addition to the scalp of Blake Thomson (3) claimed the previous evening.

Stobo was both economical and threatening throughout the Victorian innings. He bowled 30 overs and conceded exactly three runs per over. 

It was the first five-wicket haul Stobo had returned representing NSW at any level this season.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Harper was a stand-out performer for Victoria. He scored 105 from 162 balls before he was the sixth wicket to fall, dismissed by Stobo, with the score on 270.

It was the first time he had passed 50 in the competition this season and he made it count. His innings included 11 fours and two sixes.    

Edward Newman (67) and Australian Under 19 World Cup all-rounder Jonathan Merlo (59) both also made fifties for Victoria.

A 151-run partnership between Harper and Newman was the foundation for the Victorian innings. The visitors added 323 runs for the loss of nine wickets on day two.

Th other wicket takers for NSW Metro included Blues rookie Daniel Fallins (2-68), seamer Gurinder Sandhu (1-34), and Blues off-spinner and Metro captain Will Somerville (1-83).

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