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Sixers shine in Blues trials

27 August 2018

A mix of senior Sixers players and rookies took part in the NSW Blues internal trial matches at Joe McAleer Reserve in Blacktown over the past week and the performances were outstanding.

On Tuesday, promising Sixers rookie and Australian under-19 batsman Jack Edwards was a standout for the Nevill XI, scoring a steady 58 from 81 balls in the 50 over intra squad match. However, it wasn’t enough to defeat the Henriques XI with 5/256 in the first innings– Moises Henriques scoring an impressive 47 to assist the victory.

Also assisting the Henriques XI win was Nathan Lyon, securing the key wickets of Peter Nevill and Daniel Hughes.

Henriques continued to excel on Thursday in the second internal trial match hitting a huge 85 from 81 balls. Sixers rookie Justin Avendano also contributed with 58 not out from 59 deliveries.

In the final internal match Steve O’Keefe bowled an impressive 4-33 from his ten overs for the Nevill XI and added 20 runs from 35 balls, showcasing his all-rounder abilities.

Avendano impressed again as a top order batsman for the Nevill XI, reaching the boundary seven times and smashing two sixes with an overall 52 runs from 50 balls.

Sean Abbot and Sixers rookie Dan Fallins made a positive contribution to the Henriques XI side, Abbot picking up figures of 2-14 and Fallins 2-49.

Some of the Sixers stars are set to travel to Brisbane to continue NSW Blues JLT-One Day Cup preparations for the competition commencing on 18 September.