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Solway shines against Dragons

First Grade Run machine Daniel Solway extinguished the Dragons fire in magnificent summer weather last Saturday at Memorial Oval. The rampaging Bankstown Sports Bulldogs ran Saints ragged in compiling 4-379 from 96 fruitful overs. Solway was absolutely stunning and plundered 177 masterly runs with 26 punishing boundaries and a dynamic six. The irrepressible opener was recently appointed to a full-time role as a junior development officer for Cricket NSW working in the South West Sydney region and he is in commanding form with the best start to a season in Bulldogs' living history. Most batsmen would consider 579 a good effort for the season, but the dashing Solway has achieved that with a mo

Eels' a total too far - despite Smith's efforts

First Grade The Bankstown Sports Bulldogs lost to Parramatta on Saturday at Memorial Oval in a run chase that was always going to require a huge effort from the locals. The Bulldogs tried hard to wrestle the momentum but kept running into trouble and capitulated for 263. This was well short of the massive 430 posted by the Eels. The Bulldogs were in strife soon after play resumed on Saturday and they slumped to 3-44. To the rescue came Mitch Brown and the very talented stroke-maker Brendan Smith. The pair kept the Dion Bourne scoreboard ticking over at a rapid rate with an imposing partnership of 143. Brown plundered 13 boundaries which included flowing drives that rocketed to the fence. He

Eels batsmen take to the 'Dogs

First Grade A stunning Spring day at Memorial Oval saw the Bankstown Sports sponsored Bankstown side take on Parramatta in Round 5 of the SCA Premier 1st Grade competition. Parramatta skipper Nick Bertus won the toss and elected to bat on a hard wicket with even grass cover. Play commenced at 10.30am and the visitors got away to a steady start. As the match was being played on 11th November, to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918, both teams and match officials stood as one at 11am as a video of The Ode and Last Post was played on the digital scoreboard. The visitors lost their first wicket with the score on 37 when Tim Ward was caught by Ben Taylor off the bow

Weather can't stop Chris Ridley's ton

Premier Grade Cricket Report – Round 4 Week 2 Bankstown v Gordon The coastal weather wasn’t kind to The Sydney Cricket Association Premier Men’s Cricket last weekend with Bankstown’s First, Third and Fifth Grade matches failing to get any play at all on day two. However, locally the break in weather around lunchtime meant play was possible in Second Grade at Memorial Oval and Fourth Grade at Jensen Oval. Second Grade. The Joel Brockley-led Bulldogs scored a convincing first innings victory led by a stellar batting performance from popular local Chris Ridley. Bankstown’s Matt Dedes (35) and Matt Simpson (24) resumed with the score at 0/62 chasing Gordon’s total of 228. The pair progressed st

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