Cardiff maintain impressive form

CARDIFF-Boolaroo continue to grow in confidence today after scoring 8-328 off 90 overs against Stockton-Raymond Terrace in Newcastle District cricket.

The stellar batting performance at Cardiff Oval followed last week’s drought-breaking 50-over victory against Toronto Workers, the club’s first since March 2011.

Bayley McGill, 15, was the star for the CBs scoring 81 in only his fifth match in first grade to put the home side in a strong position on day two next Saturday.

Surrey county import Tom Jewell also displayed his quality in his second innings for Cardiff, making 66 at No.5.

University are well placed to claim outright points against Newcastle City after rolling the Sabres for 57 in 21 overs.

Newcastle rep bowlers Josh Bennett (5-18) and Luke Bird (4-29) did the damage.

In reply Sea Dragons opener Liam McKechnie (100 not out) made his maiden first-grade ton in Newcastle to carry his bat before Uni captain Josh Emerton declared at 8-190.

City are 2-57 in the second innings, still 76 runs behind.

Merewether (1-180) secured first-innings points against Waratah-Mayfield (173) at Waratah Oval.

Lions skipper Simon Moore made 79 off 68 balls and fellow opener Jono Dunn is not out 73.

Earlier, evergreen left-arm spinner Tim O’Neill took 4-28 off 13.5 overs.

Englishman Miles Richardson (67) was the backbone of the Tahs innings.

Hamilton-Wickham (237) have the edge over the Tigers (3-65) at Wallsend Oval.

Hamwicks opener Dave Stevenson made 77 off 131 balls and was supported by a typical late-innings flourish from Sam Webber (46 not out).

At Kahibah Oval, Charlestown (3-111) have the upper hand against Toronto Workers (163).

Magpies skipper Steve Mace is 61 not out.

There is plenty of work for Belmont (7-84) to do at Cahill Oval against Western Suburbs (167).

Anthony Hobson made 51 not out for the Rosellas and then claimed 2-24. 

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