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Rain-affected Dogs playing tough

First Grade The weather was the winner on the weekend with very few games going the full distance. Blacktown won the toss and invited the Bulldogs to bat. This came as no surprise as rain had been around especially on Friday. The Bankstown Sports Bulldogs battled hard to reach 4-66 before the rains came. The innings featured an excellent fighting knock from belligerent Bulldog Nick Carruthers. The defiant run-getter handled the awkward conditions with aplomb and finished with an unconquered 34. He hammered five classy boundaries and prevented the Warriors from making further inroads. English batsmen Matt Waite must have felt at home in the conditions but was dismissed for 23 just before play

Bulldog Pups at National U19s

Two promising young pace bowlers from the Bankstown Premier Grade Cricket Club are performing well at the Australian Under 19 Championships in Adelaide with 18-year-old Liam Marshall representing NSW Metro and 16-year-old Brad Simpson representing the Cricket Australia U17 XI. Marshall has been performing strongly in the Bulldogs first grade side this season and his services has been sorely missed by the squad over the past few matches, the side being defeated in both the two-day and T20 formats over the past fortnight. In Adelaide, the NSW Metro side has performed well with Marshall a key contributor returning figures of 2/29 versus the CA XI and 2/17 against Tasmania. Brad Simpson is a yea

Ghosts bust Bulldogs

First Grade A lacklustre bowling performance saw the Bankstown Sports sponsored Bulldogs lose to a determined Campbelltown Ghosts outfit at Memorial Oval last Saturday. Chasing the Bulldogs 310 the visitors started with a stutter when Aaron Yabsley was dismissed by Nathan McAndrew for 19. However, a Ghost in the shape of former Bulldogs star Phil Wells joined Charlie Dummer in a 73 run second wicket partnership before Dummer was trapped LBW by Ben Taylor for 35. The game of cat and mouse continued with Oliver Robinson (14) and Jake Cormack (39) providing solid support for Wells who became another Ben Taylor victim, caught by Kyle Brockley for 70, leaving the game evenly poised with the visit

Solway haunts Ghosts all day

Premier Cricket Round 7 vs Campbelltown-Camden Week 1 A stellar innings from the irrepressible Daniel Solway enabled the Bankstown Sports Bulldogs to reach 310 at Memorial last Saturday. Campbelltown skipper Phil Wells won the toss and invited the home side to bat. Bankstown openers Peter Dignam and Daniel Solway put on a formidable 73 until Dignam was stumped for a fighting 24. His debut season in the top grade has been a successful one and he has consistently got the side off to a solid start. The classy left-hander is still searching for the really big score which is hopefully just around the corner. Brendan Smith hammered a useful 34 which kept the Bulldogs barking whilst all-rounder and

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