Most games dropped but seconds fly home

HEAVY rain played havoc with Auburn District Cricket Club’s round of matches against the North West Hurricanes, with only three of their seven teams hitting the pitch.

The rain caused the cancellation of First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade games, with only the Seconds, Frank Gray Shield (U24s) team and Metropolitan Cup managing to get on the playing field.
At the end of day one, in Second Grade, the Eagles were 5-73, chasing North West Sydney score of 153.
After a delayed start due to the prevailing weather conditions, play eventually commenced under extremely difficult batting conditions.
The Eagles took a steady watchful approach to chasing down the Hurricanes total of 153.
Eventually after the loss of a further two wickets, the pair of Harrison Quinn (51no) and Ibrar Tariq (31no), steered the Eagles home to claim a well deserved win.
The win puts them at the top of the table.
In other matches, Frank Gray Shield recorded its second win, defeating Balmain South Sydney in a thriller that saw the Eagles out for 150 off its 50 allocated overs.
Balmain South Sydney made a valiant effort to run down the Eagles 150 runs but were eventually bowled out for 132 runs, giving the Eagles a well-deserved victory.