Summer’s here, it’s cricket time!
THREE Bens, a Bailey and a Dan fired on day one of the Whitney Cup season.
Ben Semmler took 4/30 to dent the hopes of Newtown, combining with leg-spinner Marty Jeffrey (2/5) to dismiss the premiers for just 108.
The swing bowler destroyed the ‘towns top order, while Jeffrey backed up to score 55 and earn first innings points. Colts resume with three wickets in hand and a five run lead on Saturday.
Ben Strahan blasted CYMS to a first innings win after Bailey Edmunds took 6/35 to skittle Souths. Skipper Ben Knaggs chipped in with 3/5 then Strahan belted 51 and keeper-batsman Tom Coady 35 to have the Cougars well on top.
In the final match, Dan Medway fell six runs short of a century, steering Macquarie to 3/159. The Blues are already 40 runs clear of Souths. Team mate Luke Carmen claimed 5/32 and Medway himself, 2/5.
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