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Sixers players star in JLT One-Day Cup

03 October 2017

A host of Sydney Sixers stars have left their mark on the opening weekend of the JLT One-Day Cup. 

On Friday, New South Wales suffered a 9-run loss against Western Australia at the WACA. NSW and Sixers captain, Moises Henriques, top scored for the state with 72 runs (70) as he smacked eight boundaries. Daniel Hughes, Nic Maddinson and Peter Nevill contributed with 59 runs between the trio but fell short in the overall run chase. 

Earlier, Sean Abbott and Nathan Lyon took key wickets in the match including big hitter Mitch Marsh, Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner.

In a game of state vs state and mate vs mate, Sixers players dominated the highlights reel in New South Wales’ win over Tasmania yesterday. With Tasmania winning the toss and sending NSW in to bat, Maddinson and Hughes took charge from the top of the order.

Hughes hit a mighty 56 runs (63) as he smashed 11 boundaries which would make any Sixers fan happy. However, it was Maddinson's classy knock of 137 (119) which also helped NSW get off to the perfect start.

This Man of the Match performance featured an incredible 23 fours and a six, helping him reach 100 runs in just 88 balls. The 137 runs are now his top score in one day cricket and is his fifth century in the format. His entertaining innings came to an end courtesy of fellow Sixers teammate Jackson Bird.

With the ball, Abbott and Lyon took 3 wickets each to help NSW claim victory by 102 runs. Sixers recruit Peter Nevill also took four catches behind the stumps. 

Our Sixers men across the Bass Strait also made an impact in the match against NSW. Jackson Bird took charge in the bowling attack, taking 2 wickets in the match. With Bird determined to make an impact in this competition, this is a good start for his campaign. 

While NSW posted 316 on the board, the run chase was going to be tough but Jordan Silk's gutsy half-century gave Tasmania the hope they needed after losing quick wickets. His 55 runs (52) top scored for Tasmania in their first match in the JLT One Day Cup.

Silk has been missing in action in this competition since last playing in the 2014/15 series. This comeback into the tournament is a positive start for his cricket this summer, especially slashing six boundaries which Sixers fans will hope to see him do in Magenta this season.

Meanwhile, back on Sydney soil, our Sixers Academy boys have been shining in First Grade of the NSW Premier Cricket competition. For Sydney CC, Ben Manenti and Alex Glendenning dominated the bowling attack, taking 8 wickets between the pair. Opening batsman, Alex Cahlin, hit a solid 34 runs to help Gordon get off to a lightning start in their run chase against Western Suburbs. Former Sixers spinner Will Somerville took the most wickets (4) in the Eastern Suburbs match against UNSW.