Bat way to survive outright loss

THE Bankstown Sports Bulldogs returned strong results in Premier Grade Cricket Club on Saturday, driven mainly by the continuing good form of the lower grade sides.

Against Sydney University at University Oval, Captain Daniel Solway’s team suffered the inevitable first-innings defeat as the students easily chased 10 runs to take the lead and then declared at 4 for 143, with Liam Marshall the pick in taking 2 for 35.
Batting again, the Dogs showed greater resilience and determination and survived an outright loss, before the match was called.
With Ben Le Bas top-scoring batting late in the order with 41 not out, the Dogs were in survival mode. Wicketkeeper Ethan Deal (39) and Niran Wijewardene (34) provided some resistance as all three took their time by using up balls and truly helped prevent the students from railroading the Dogs’ total.
The Dogs cobbled together enough tuns to be 8 for 185 and only lost on first innings.