The Frank Gray Shield continued with Round 2 over the weekend. Auburn maintained their undefeated start to the season with a 44-run victory over Balmain South Sydney. Batting first, Auburn were able to post a good total reaching 7/259 off their 50 overs. Auburn opener Sam Evans led the way with 129 not out and was well supported by Harmanjeet Randhawa (81) as they combined for a 167-run partnership. Balmain South Sydney in reply were unable to keep pace with the run rate required despite a century from their captain Rishi Patel who made 113 including 14 boundaries. Auburn were able to restrict their opposition to 6/215 off their 50 overs to record their second win of the season.
Roseville recorded a strong bonus point victory over Macquarie Uni at Roseville Chase Oval. After being sent in by Macquarie Uni, Roseville were able to post a large total as they finished with 6/280 off their 50 overs. Aden Perry was the star with the bat remaining unbeaten with 97. He was well supported by Chaitanya Madala with 64. The Students never looked likely in reply as they closed their innings at 9/154 off their 50 overs. Roseville opening bowler Michael Woodhouse the pick of the bowler with 3/17 while Perry backed up his performance with the bat taking 2/36.
In other matches Burwood’s Alex Favotto (51), Jeremy Wedd (57), Tom Buchanan (51) all scored half centuries as the Briars recorded their first win with a victory over North West Sydney. Warringah and Georges River both remain undefeated as they brought home maximum points with bonus point wins over Pennant Hills and Strathfield respectively.
Frank Gray Shield -Round 2 Results
Auburn 7-259 (S Evans 129no, H Randhawa 81, M Bandara 3-35) defeated Balmain South Sydney 6-215 (R Patel 113, M Bandara 30no , B Mohammad 3-39), Burwood Briars 7-233 (J Wedd 57no, A Favotto 51, T Buchanan 51no , S Cleasby 3-59) defeated North West Sydney 184 (J Eades 54, J Hansen 31 , E Ralph 3-29), Georges River 9-298 (A Salgueira 61, N Condylios 44, R Orr 43, B Saunders 39 , D Twining 3-33) defeated Strathfield 7-76 (M Betts 3-21), Mt Pritchard-Southern Districts v BYE , Lane Cove 182 (S Matheson 41, O Lee-Young 39, J Trewin 3-28) defeated Lindfield 134 (T Robertson 55, J Chan 30 , R Manchester 4-21), Roseville 6-280 (A Perry 97no, C Madala 64, S Odgers 36) defeated Macquarie University 9-154 (M Woodhouse 3-17), Warringah 1-87 (D Ward 44no) defeated Pennant Hills 86 (J Baxter 43 , O Vinter 4-7, M Priest 3-14), Epping v BYE