Cricket: Eastern Beaches off to good start

Eastern Beaches started the new year well with an 88-run win over the Central Knights in a declaration match at Tonga Park on Saturday.

Sean Eathorne top-scored with 74 and James Hogg whacked 57 as Eastern posted 210 for nine declared.

Brad Sutherland was the pick of the bowlers with five for 28 from 10 overs and then chipped in 23 as Central fell well short, dismissed for 122.

Nick Cape was the main destroyer with six for 34.

In the other match, the Saddle Hill Steamers rolled North West Suburbs by six wickets.

Batting first, Suburbs was dismissed for a paltry 91.

Scott Hawkins batted well, scoring 47.

But Dion Lobb sliced through the batting line-up with four for 28 from 10.3 overs and Baden Wilton and Mark Joyce picked up two wickets apiece.

Jordan Sheed anchored the chase with an unbeaten 46.

Ben Kidston was at the wicket with him on 22 when the winning runs were hit.

Will Deerness took two for 31 off 11 overs and Dave Webb took two for 27 off 10 overs.

Eastern Beaches 210 for nine declared (Sean Eathorne 74, James Hogg 57, Brad Sutherland five for 28); Central Knights 122 (Sutherland 23, Nick Cape six for 34).

Eastern Beaches won by 88 runs.

North West Suburbs 91 (Scott Hawkins 47, Dion Lobb four for 28, Baden Wilton two for 11, Mark Joyce two for seven); Saddle Hills Steamers 92 for four (Jordan Sheed 46no, Ben Kidston 22no, Will Deerness two for 31, Dave Webb two for 27).

Saddle Hills Steamers won by six wickets.


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