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Sixers dominate latest Shield round

20 November 2018

Our men in magenta have been key contributors for their respective states during the most recent round of Sheffield Shield cricket.

Sixers Captain Moises Henriques was in great from in the NSW Blues' clash with Queensland at Manuka Oval.

Henriques was a standout for the Blues in their first innings comfortably making 152 runs from 178 balls for his eighth first-class century. Peter Nevill (29) also managed to deliver some steady runs in his hundredth first-class match contributing to NSW’s total of 279.

After the second day NSW were left with a tight lead after QLD were dismissed for 260 runs. Sixers spinner Nathan Lyon was a significant contributor throughout the day claiming four key QLD wickets (4/83).

Sixers top order batsman Daniel Hughes (116) showcased his batting abilities securing his fourth century in first-class cricket on day three. Henriques also boosted NSW’s run total making quick runs– 19 off 15 balls before Nevill declared at 3/360.

Another spin bowling masterclass from Lyon (5/94) ensured NSW secured a 163-run victory.

Meanwhile, Sixers star Jordan Silk was also been a key performer for Tasmania in their second innings against Victoria, smashing a total of nine fours on his way to 90 runs at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

Meanwhile in the NSW Premier Cricket competition Sixers players continued to produce some outstanding individual performances over the weekend. Steven O’Keefe ably assisted Manly against Fairfield/Liverpool, claiming 4/42.

Sean Abbott also performed well over the weekend– he managed to take the first wicket for Parramatta against Northern Districts, to give him figures 1/22 off 6 overs . Both games resume next weekend.