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Hughes reaches personal best and equals record in Marsh Cup

03 October 2019

Sixers batsman Daniel Hughes upon reaching 150 for the first time in One-Day Domestic cricket.

Sixers batsman Daniel Hughes continued his outstanding run of form on Wednesday posting his highest score in One-Day domestic cricket and equalling the record for the most limited-overs centuries by a NSW Blues player.

Hughes made 152 from 143 deliveries in a massive total of 6/348 that set up a 77-run victory over Western Australia and followed his unbeaten 112 from 96 balls in the eight-run loss to the visitors under the Duckworth Lewis Stern method on Monday. He was named Player of the Match in both fixtures.

The magnificent 152 was his fifth One-Day domestic century joining Steve Waugh, Blues head coach Phil Jaques, as well as former Sixers Brad Haddin and Nic Maddinson, as the only men to score five limited-overs centuries for NSW. Hughes struck 13 fours and four sweetly timed sixes.

The 30-year-old opener now averages near 60 in One-Day domestic cricket and is the leading run-scorer in the Marsh Cup this season with 300 runs at an average of exactly 100, striking at better than a-run-a-ball.

Hughes shared a pivotal second wicket partnership with Sixers captain Moises Henriques (67 from 58) on Wednesday. The pair adding 116 and providing the platform for the huge total.

Henriques played his 78th One-Day match for NSW in the win equalling Dominic Thornely for the third most appearances as a Blues player.

The 32-year-old allrounder also went past the great Steve Waugh and Phil Jaques into fourth on the list of all-time leading run-scorers in One-Day domestic cricket for NSW. Henriques now has 2,357 runs at just below 40, Waugh scored 2,315 at 50 and Jaques made 2,341 at 40.

Henriques has made three half-centuries from four visits to the crease in the Marsh Cup scoring 194 runs at 48.5.

Whilst Sixers teenager Jack Edwards missed out with the bat, the 19-year-old completed an incredible one-handed catch full stretch to his left centimetres from the ground.

Sixers wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe also continued his consistent Marsh Cup form in the loss for Western Australia.

The rising star, who made 304 runs at a strike rate of almost 160 during his rookie season in BBL|08, made a brisk 64 from 50 deliveries, at the top of the order, passing fifty for the second time in the tournament.

Philippe, 22, has scored 155 runs from four matches at an average just under 40 and a strike rate above 120.

Sixers leg-spinner Daniel Fallins, 23, also claimed his maiden One-Day domestic wicket for the Blues finishing with 2-50 from seven overs.