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Edwards and Philippe find early form, Silver-Holmes debuts for Breakers

23 September 2019

Jack Edwards playing for NSW Blues.

Sixers young guns Jack Edwards and Josh Philippe have started the Marsh One-Day Cup in fine style with impressive half-centuries over the weekend.

Sixteen-year-old Sixers allrounder Hayley Silver-Holmes also made her debut for the Breakers on Sunday becoming the second youngest player to represent NSW in the Women’s National Cricket League.

Edwards, 19, made 84 from 103 balls for the NSW Blues during their loss to Queensland in Brisbane on Sunday. He top-scored for the match reaching the boundary nine times and clearing it on three occasions.

Phillippe, 22, scored a dynamic 61 from 43 at the top of the order for his native Western Australia during its 125-run victory over Victoria on Saturday.

The natural ball-striking he showed during his first campaign with the Sixers last season was on full display at the WACA. The wicketkeeper-batsman struck 10 boundaries.

Edwards shared a 121-run stand with Sixers captain Moises Henriques (52 from 59) that contributed to 5/305 posted from the 50 overs. Queensland chased that down with two overs to spare.

Silver-Holmes claimed her first WNCL wicket on debut during the Breakers six-wicket win over South Australia in Adelaide.

The seam bowling allrounder beat the defences of South Australian stand-in captain and allrounder Tahlia McGrath (59), who has played one Test and four One-Day Internationals for Australia.

It broke a 101-run opening partnership and gave the Breakers bowling attack the impetus it needed. Silver-Holmes finished with 1-19 from six overs.