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Bees just sting the Dogs, but Dogs bark in T20s

Round 4 Belvidere Cup and Rounds 1 and 2 Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup

In another hard-fought game at Bankstown Memorial Oval the Bnakstown Sports Club Bulldogs just failed to chase down the Uni of NSW total of 299. Bankstown lost by 31 when the side was bundled out for 268. Opener Peter Dignam looked in good touch before he was stumped for 29. Versatile night watchman Ben Taylor certainly did his job with a handy 23. It was a severe blow to the Bulldogs when Brendan Smith was run out for 17 just as he was slipping into top gear. Belligerent all-rounder Nathan McAndrew hammered 79 to get the Bulldogs barking. He was at his attacking best with 10 sparkling boundaries and two imposing sixes. Nick Carruthers provided defiant support with a spirited 35 whilst Englishman Matt Waite chimed in with a defiant 20 with skipper Michael Stretton also adding a handy 20. Rhys Williams hit four boundaries in his determined 18 whilst Liam Marshall remained unconquered with 10 not out. Next Saturday Bankstown will take on Fairfield at Rosedale in a Limited Overs match.

Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup

Last Sunday The Bankstown Sports Bulldogs played matches in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup at memorial Oval and were victorious in both. In exciting news about the competition, it was announced last Friday that NSW Premier Cricket clubs will now be playing for a chance to represent NSW at the Fox Sports National Premier Twenty20 Championships in Adelaide on 5-6 March 2018.

In game one the Fairfield Lions batted first and scored an impressive 8-161. Bankstown was well served by all the bowlers who were backed up by some classy fielding. Mitch Brown claimed 2-31 and the rest of the wickets were evenly spread. Ben Taylor intercepted a potential boundary with a stunning caught and bowled. The evergreen and ever alert Aaron Bird chimed in with a handy run out and skipper Michael Stretton was impressed with his sides enthusiastic fielding display. In reply Bankstown cruised to victory with 4-162 in just the 17th over. The irrepressible Nathan McAndrew continued his purple patch of great batting form with 68 from a mere 32 deliveries. He brought the crowd to its feet with five boundaries and five stunning sixes which silenced the Lions roar. Brendan Smith hammered 30 in just 22 minutes whilst Matt Waite hit out boldly to score 26 from I8 deliveries.

In the second game the Bulldogs scored a competitive 7-165 against the Blacktown Warriors. Another stellar performance from the ‘run accumulatorâ