The Frank Gray Shield continued with Round 3 after a weekend break and some strong performance saw clubs consolidate their top two conference positions. Burwood moved into Second position in the Thunder Conference with a tough performance against Balmain South Sydney at Alan Davidson Oval. Burwood batted first and had to work hard for their runs as they batted out their 50 overs to score 5/182. An unbeaten partnership of 74 between Phil Maxwell (45*) and skipper Diren Reddy (34*) the highlight of the batting innings. The Briars were able to take wickets consistently throughout the innigs to eventually dismiss Balmain South Sydney for 128. Burwood opening bowler Damian Price was the star with the ball finishing with 5/58 off his 10 overs.
Warringah recorded a strong victory over Macquarie University at Northern Oval to remain in top position in the Sixers Conference. A strong batting performance from the Men in Green saw them post 4/278 off their 50 overs. An unbeaten 157 run partnership between Will Greenland (90*) and Jack Heysmand (79*) the highlight of the innings while Abhijeet Virdi also making 68. In reply Mac Uni weren’t able to keep up with the run rate finishing at 7/211 off their 50 overs. Anantha Panchalingam the best with the bat making 55*.
Georges River continued their undefeated start to the season to remain in first position on the Thunder Conference ladder with a bonus point victory over Auburn at George Parry Oval. Batting first Auburn were dismissed cheaply for just 91 with Georges River captain Pat Kennedy taking 4/15. The Reigning Premiers made light work of the run chase reaching their target in the 16th over for the loss of one wicket. Ben Saunders finishing unbeaten with 40* to go with his two wickets with the ball.
Frank Gray Shield -Round 3 Results
Warringah 4-278 (W Greenland 90no, J Heysmand 79no, A Virdi 68) defeated Macquarie University 7-211 (A Panchalingam 55no, K Rana 45), Epping 9-190 (O Williams 52no , A Podder 4-46) defeated Pennant Hills 116 (W McFadden 48 , G Wilson 3-4, B McCarthy 3-17), Roseville 7-148 (T Ventura 32) defeated Lane Cove 146 (C Savage 5-35, M Woodhouse 3-15), Lindfield v BYE, Georges River 1-92 (B Saunders 40no, J Mazurkiewicz 34no) defeated Auburn 91 (P Kennedy 4-15), Burwood Briars 5-182 (P Maxwell 45no, D Reddy 34no) defeated Balmain South Sydney 128 (D Price 5-58), North West Sydney 207 (H Shamim 85no , C Britnell 3-25, K Brar 3-42) defeated Mt Pritchard-Southern Districts 108 (D Picalovski 34 , C Gilbert 3-22), Strathfield v BYE ,
Frank Gray Shield Ladder
Lane Cove 6
Macquaire Uni 0
Pennant Hills 0
Georges River 20
Burwood Briars 12
North West Sydney 7
Balmain Sth Sydney 0