Sab­burg claims Uni hon­ours

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Sport - Dustin Ed­wards

UNIVER­SITY has crushed Joon­dalup on the sec­ond day of ac­tion af­ter a bru­tal run chase and a sen­sa­tional cen­tury to Christo­pher Sab­burg on Satur­day at Iluka Sports Com­plex.

Start­ing the day at 1-38, Univer­sity lost Will Bo­sisto and Will Jacks in the blink of an eye, fall­ing to 3-41 af­ter some in­spired bowl­ing from Joon­dalup’s Joe Inglis.

Although the Cen­tu­ri­ons looked in con­trol, Univer­sity wres­tled the mo­men­tum back through a su­perb 72-run part­ner­ship from Sab­burg and Viv Paver. The runs con­tin­ued to come with ease for Univer­sity, with Sab­burg in rare touch with the bat.

At 5-150, Sab­burg and Matthew Bir­rell boosted the to­tal be­yond Joon­dalup’s, se­cur­ing the firstin­nings win with a tremen­dous 110-run sixth-wicket part­ner­ship.

Bir­rell was even­tu­ally dis­missed for a well-earnt 63, but with plenty of time left in the day Univer­sity con­tin­ued to bat out the overs, with Sab­burg pro­duc­ing one of the best in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances of the sea­son so far.

Sab­burg was fi­nally re­moved by Jaron Mor­gan late in the day, with his in­cred­i­ble in­nings com­ing to an end at 165.

A whop­ping 22 fours and one six came from Sab­burg’s mas­ter­ful knock, help­ing Univer­sity to an im­pres­sive 355 at the end of the day and a valu­able firstin­nings win.

Univer­sity will next take on Clare­mont Ned­lands at James Oval in round 6, while Joon­dalup will do bat­tle with South Perth at Richard­son Park.

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