Randwick Petersham enter round 13 of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition, starting this Saturday, seven points clear of Sydney University on the premiership table.
The two-day fixture is the third last round of the competition before the Finals commence on Saturday 21 March.
The players will be hoping to get out and play this weekend after day two of round 12 was a complete washout last Saturday.
Blacktown Mounties against UNSW, scheduled for Joe McAleer Reserve, is the only First Grade match to be deemed unfit to start on day one due to recent wet weather.
Blues and Sydney Thunder allrounder Daniel Sams is among several Blues available for their clubs this round, named for Randwick-Petersham as it takes on Bankstown at Coogee Oval.
Sams was the leading wicket-taker of the KFC Big Bash League this season with 30 wickets from 17 matches at the superb average of 15.37 and a best effort of 4-34.
The left-arm seamer took a crucial 3-26 from four overs during the eight-run victory in the Knockout Final against the Adelaide Strikers almost a fortnight ago.
Fast bowler Mickey Edwards is another Blues player in action lining up for Manly-Warringah against Sydney at Drummoyne Oval.
Blues contracted young-gun Baxter Holt returns from injury for Eastern Suburbs as it takes on Parramatta. It will be his first Premier Cricket appearance since round three of this season back in October.
Holt started the season on fire in the opening round with 122 from 104 balls for victory over Fairfield-Liverpool, and has since struggled throughout the last few months with injury.
The 20-year-old batsman made his Blues debut in the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in Hobart, March 2019.
Blues batsman Nick Bertus has been named to captain Parramatta.
NSW Blues contracted batting duo of Ryan Gibson and Ryan Hackney have been named for Penrith for the clash with Campbelltown-Camden.
Gibson has been in red-hot form all season and leads the run-scorers in Premier Cricket with 895 runs from 17 innings at a solid average just below 56, including three centuries and a top effort of 188. He has also been striking the ball well above 100.
Hackney has been in fine form himself this season, hitting 680 runs from 18 innings for an average a tick above 45, including three hundreds and a best of 131 not out.
Blues contracted trio of off-spinning allrounder Arjun Nair, fellow off-spinning allrounder and captain Param Uppal, and fast-bowler Chad Sammut, are available for Fairfield-Liverpool for the match against Sydney University at Rosedale Oval.
Nair returns to Premier Cricket for the first time since early December after 15 matches with the Sydney Thunder during the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League.
Blues contracted leg-spinning allrounder Daniel Fallins has been named for Sutherland as they play UTS North Sydney at Glenn McGrath Oval.
Fallins did not get the chance to bat or bowl last round due to the poor weather conditions over the last fortnight, however last time he took the field in round 11 during the Australia Day weekend, he hit 65 with the bat and took 5-115 with his leg-spin against UTS North Sydney.
Sydney Sixers batsman Justin Avendano returns to the UTS North Sydney line-up after six matches in magenta during the BBL season.
Western Suburbs play Mosman at Pratten Park. Blues contracted fast bowler Greg West has been named to return for Mosman after missing the last two rounds.
St George clash with Hawkesbury at Hurstville Oval.
Former Australian One Day International batsman Peter Forrest captains Hawkesbury.
Gordon are up against Northern District at Chatswood Oval.
Northern District are currently one win outside the top six and will be pushing for victory here with only three rounds to go. Gordon have only three victories so far this season.
MCDONALD’S NSW PREMIER CRICKET
10:30am Saturday 15th & 22nd February 2020.
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