10 January 2011
Twenty20 finalists decided
Randwick Petersham and Sydney secure top spots
Randwick Petersham and the Sydney Cricket Club have secured the top two spots on the competition ladder after the fourth and final preliminary round of the Sydney Cricket Association (SCA) Twenty20 Cup was completed yesterday (January 9).
Both clubs went through the preliminary rounds undefeated with Randwick Petersham taking top spot by virtue of a superior net run rate.
Defending champions, Manly-Warringah, finished third on the ladder with 12 points, the same as Fairfield-Liverpool who were fourth and Western Suburbs in fifth.
Parramatta, Eastern Suburbs and Mosman round out the top eight. They were all part of a group of nine teams that finished on eight competition points. Parramatta and Eastern Suburbs took sixth and seventh spot respectively as they only had one loss during the preliminary rounds, with one match a “No Result”. Mosman claimed eighth spot on net run rate.
The Quarter Finals for the SCA Twenty20 Cup will be played on January 16 starting at 2:30pm. The draw for these matches is as follows:
- Randwick Petersham vs Mosman at Coogee Oval
- Sydney vs Eastern Suburbs at Drummoyne Oval
- Manly-Warringah vs Parramatta at Manly Oval
- Fairfield-Liverpool vs Western Suburbs at Rosedale Oval
Day One of Round 10 Two Day matches also took place on Saturday (January 8).
The Hawkesbury vs Sutherland match saw Hawks spinner, Anthony Kershler, become just the fifth player in the 116 year history of Sydney Grade Cricket to achieve the double of 6000 runs and 600 wickets in First Grade.
Kershler made eight runs to move to 6007 First Grade runs to go with his 694 wickets. The only other players to achieve this feat are Monty Noble (10,275 runs/674 wickets), Ken Gulliver (9,322/1029), Scott Thompson (8957/676) and Ken Hall (8207/791).
In the same match, RTA SpeedBlitz Blues rookie, Adam Zampa, took his first ever five wicket haul in First Grade. He claimed 5-26 from 9.2 overs to help bowl Hawkesbury out for 114.
There was also a new milestone for RTA SpeedBlitz Blues all-rounder, Moises Henriques, who made his highest ever First Grade score of 180 during St George’s match against Mosman at Allan Border Oval.
Sydney all-rounder, Dominic Thornely, also reached triple figures, making 110 against Bankstown. It was the 15th First Grade century for Thornely, but his first since joining Sydney at the start of the summer.
For full scorecards, draws and statistics from the Sydney Grade competition, please visit www.sydneygrade.nsw.cricket.com.au.