First ball - No ground big enough for Lenton! Having finished his innings on 120 not out, it wasn’t the score that caught the attention of cricket statisticians, it was the seven sixes. The last over of the match, which was cut short due to weather, included four sixes, and tallied 26-runs. It was Lenton’s 13th first-grade century.
Second ball – Eastern Suburbs’ Will Simpson wasn’t missing out on an opportunity to clear the rope either. He hit eight sixes in his 69-run innings, which came off just 31 balls, in what was the lowest score on record to include as many sixes. The previous record was a score of 71, played by Edmund Woolcott of Leichhardt-Balmain in November of 1901.
Third ball – Notable knock from Barton. Sutherland’s Callum Barton recorded his highest score in NSW Premier Cricket with an unbeaten 81 in the Poidevin-Gray Shield. His performance, which came off just 58-balls, laid the foundation for a 24-run win over UTS North Sydney.
Fourth ball – Lammonby masterclass! Manly Warringah’s Tom Lammonby proved match winner as Manly Warringah over-powered Eastern Suburbs in Kingsgrove T20 action. The 21-year-old English all-rounder took four wickets for just nine runs, in what was the best bowling figures of the round.
Fifth ball – Century to remember for Penrith’s Tyran Liddiard! Penrith can now lay claim to having had a player score a century in the Kingsgrove Twenty20 after Tyran Liddiard scored the club’s first century in the short form competition. His unbeaten 104 was just the 31st century in the history of the tournament.
Final ball – Milestones and debuts - NSW Blues captain Kurtis Patterson returned to NSW Premier Cricket in what was his 100th first grade appearance, while at the other end of the scale, Colin Munro played his first match in competition.