Shared from the 10/17/2019 North Shore Times eEdition

Bears maul Hawks outright

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UTS North Sydney capitalised on a strong first week to secure a dominant victory over Hawkesbury

UTS North Sydney achieved a brilliant outright win on day two of their clash with Hawkesbury.

With the clouds disappearing momentarily on Saturday, the Bears resumed at 2/144.

Jack James fell for 73 in the first over, before Rob Aitken (34 off 29) joined Tim Reynolds (92) for a 48 run partnership.

Ollie Knight hit five scoring shots for his 21 runs, but when four wickets fell for just two, the team was all out 259 — and a lead of 119.

Two quick wickets to James Campbell in the 11 minutes of play before lunch reduced Hawkesbury to 2/8.

After lunch Campbell, who was the star of the day, continued to bowl an excellent line, claiming his third wicket with a nice catch by Will Graham.

After his nine over spell Campbell had 5/30.

However, Mohammad Shinwari (49) and Peter Forrest (49) batted with determination for an 81 run partnership for the sixth wicket, to pass the Bears’ score.

Rain interruptions played their part as overs were lost and when the Hawks were eventually all out for 149, the equation was 31 runs in 10 overs in fading light.

Jack James (13*) and Tom Jagot (19*) got it done in five. The Bears song was sung with gusto in the change rooms and 10 valuable competition points were gained.

In the lower grades, thirds had a resounding victory, bowling Hawkesbury out for

151. Jarrad Ninness (4/51) and J Graham (3/29) did most of the damage. Fifth grade also had a great win rolling the Hawks for 98.

Patrick Lindsey picked up 3/14, with two wickets to Ray Brown, Chris Savage and centurion Jamie Shaw. Rain prevented a result in seconds or any further play in fourths.

Next week UTS North Sydney takes on Mosman.

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