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No luck for hard working Dogs

Sydney Uni batted first on Sunday at Bankstown Oval in the 50 overs semi- final. The Students performed well to amass 289 in great conditions. The Bulldogs looked to be cruising at 1-134 but a vital over which cost the wickets of Brendan Smith (59) and Daniel Solway (53) turned the game around. Smith was at his aggressive best and he mixed savage straight hits with precision late cuts. His stunning six back over the bowler’s head brought the crowd to its feet. Solway peppered the onside and thumped a towering six over mid-wicket. He was unlucky to be dismissed when he chopped a ball onto his stumps. Jake Cormack kept the Bulldogs hopes alive with 5 boundaries and a savagely struck six. Howev

Niv selected in Australian U16 side

A big shout out for Bulldog Pup Nivethan Radhakrishnan who last week played in the Under 15 National School Championships in Brisbane. Niv played for NSW Green which came 3rd in the tournament. NSW Magenta lost in the final to Victoria. Following the tournament, an Australian Under 16 side is selected and Niv was named in the side. The Under 16 National side plays in the Under 17 National Championships in September and an overseas series in 2020. Well done Nivethan.

Ghosts haunt Bulldogs

The Bankstown Sports Club First Grade Bulldogs fought back valiantly against the Campbelltown Ghosts last Saturday at Raby. It was not a good start for Bankstown as the top order collapsed disastrously. At 6-92 Bankstown looked in serious strife but they fought back doggedly to compile 233. Earlier Sydney Thunder paceman and Bulldogs all-rounder Nathan McAndrew batted with great spirit against the Ghosts to score a fighting 37. He was promoted to open the batting and he looked quite at home in this unfamiliar role. McAndrew is a very talented cricketer and this was evident last Saturday with four boundaries and a stunning six. Chris Ridley is never far from the action and once again started

Bulldogs struggle against Warratahs

The Bankstown Sports Club Bulldogs crashed to defeat at the hands of Manly at Memorial Oval last Weekend. The Waratahs batted first on Saturday and performed aggressively to score 8-334. The Bulldog bowlers tried enthusiastically to contain the visitors in ideal conditions. Promising Rhys Williams and Ben Taylor were very accurate and applied the brakes to the Seagulls batsmen. Williams used his height and pace to rattle Manly with many lethal deliveries which helped him claim 3-58. He removed three of the top order batsmen in his fiery spell including century maker Lenton. Nathan McAndrew worked up good pace and took 1-20 in a very economical 10 overs. Taylor continues to impress and was

Bankstown Women: 7 wins from 7!

Congratulations to everyone our sister club Bankstown Sports Women's for an outstanding weekend. Seven matches and seven wins, including the 1st/2nds Combined T20 Trophy, defeating St George Sutherland in the Final at Hurstville Oval. SAM DEVLIN was named Player of the Final after taking 3 game changing wickets, while RHIANNON DICK scored 48no in the Semi vs Sydney and 36 in the Final after catching the 6am flight out of Adelaide - outstanding club spirit. Special mention also to DENBIGH MORRIS who took 5 for 8 in the Semi as well - just brilliant. In other matches The Brewer Shield comfortably defeated competition leader St George Sutherland - HALEY ELLIOTT taking 5 wickets and ANGIE GENFOR

Vale Margaret Lister

The Club is saddened this week on news of the passing of Margaret Lister, wife of former player Denis (a member of the 1971-74 Fourth Grade Premiership winning team) following a long battle with cancer. Margaret and Denis were also great supporters of the Bankstown District Association with three generations of the immediate family playing in BDCA Representative series teams. The Club offers its sincere condolences to Denis, daughter Kylee and son Courtney. Margaret's funeral will be held at Saint Christopher's Catholic Church Panania next Tuesday 6th February at 11am.

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