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Sixers continue to shine in JLT Cup

02 October 2018

It was week two of the JLT One Day Cup and our Sixers men continued to showcase their form leading into the finals.

Our Sixers players went head-to-head last Tuesday when NSW took on Tasmania at North Sydney Oval. NSW claimed their first victory of the series with a spectacular bowling display lead by Sean Abbott. Abbott took his second 5-wicket haul in the series and only had 43 runs scored off his eight overs. Fast bowlers Ben Dwarshuis and Mickey Edwards contributed with a wicket each.

Last season's Sixers development rookie Jack Edwards continued to showcase his batting talent with 68 runs (off 50 balls). The opening batsman blasted the ball around the ground with 11 fours and 2 sixes.

After losing to NSW, Tasmania made their redemption with a win over SA at Bankstown Oval last Thursday. Sixers batsman Jordan Silk was in fine form for Tasmania when a fantastic direct hit by Kane Richardson, unfortunately, sent him back to the sheds. He scored 71 runs (off 84 balls) and smashed 6 boundaries.

In the NSW v QLD game at Drummoyne Oval, Jack Edwards impressed viewers again with a spectacular batting performance. Edwards scored 116 runs (off 112 balls) and became the youngest ever to make a century in one-day domestic cricket. The 18-year-old showed off his batting power with 12 fours and 3 sixes.

Edwards was supported brilliantly by Sixers captain Moises Henriques with the pair steering NSW to victory with a 237-run partnership. Henriques himself finished the game with 134* runs (off 134 balls) and scored his century only one delivery after Edwards. Henriques smacked 14 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and also smashed a boundary to win the game.

All our Sixers men are in the finals. NSW play Victoria at Drummoyne Oval on Thursday, October 4. The match starts at 2pm. The winner of the match will face WA in Victoria on Sunday, October 7. Silk and his Tasmanian team finished second and will play the winner of the SA and QLD game. His match will be at Drummoyne Oval on Saturday, October 6.

Meanwhile, Sixers spinner Nathan Lyon claimed figures of 8-103 in Australia's tour match against Pakistan A in the UAE.