Uni up­set de­spite Smithies ton

Eastern Reporter - - Sport -

UNIVER­SITY have up­set third­placed Bayswa­ter-Morley by three runs af­ter a stun­ning bowl­ing dis­play on day 2 at Hill­crest Re­serve.

The Bears be­gan day 2 on Satur­day at 0-5 at­tempt­ing to chase down Univer­sity’s 214 runs, with Rhys Hamp­son and Aaron Todd at the crease.

But it did not take long for Univer­sity to strike.

Josh Dal­limore took opener Todd for seven be­fore Tim Smithies en­tered the crease and swung the match back in the Bears’ favour.

Smithies and Hamp­son pro­duced a solid 55-run part­ner­ship be­fore the latter was dis­missed for 19.

How­ever, Smithies was un­de­terred, as he found a new part­ner in Mitchell Todd, with the pair blast­ing an 89-run stand and push­ing Bayswa­ter-Morley to­wards vic­tory.

Af­ter Smithies was run out fol­low­ing his bril­liant knock of 105, the Bears suf­fered a se­ri­ous mid­dleto-late or­der col­lapse, los­ing its fi­nal six wick­ets for 54 runs and end­ing the day on 211, hand­ing Univer­sity a three-run vic­tory.

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