Fairfield Liverpool lose first innings to Sydney

Top form: Dean Attard took his season tally to 132 runs with a knock of 40 in the second innings.

Top form: Dean Attard took his season tally to 132 runs with a knock of 40 in the second innings.

Fairfield Liverpool battled hard to avoid an outright loss against Sydney on Saturday. Resuming at 3-150, Sydney reached 273 in reply to the Lions total of 176. Batting again, the Lions made 8-166 with Anthony Clark (41) top scoring.

Solid: Luke Ohrynowsky made 33 in the Lions second innings at Rosedale on Saturday.

Solid: Luke Ohrynowsky made 33 in the Lions second innings at Rosedale on Saturday.

Save em': Param Uppal hits one through the leg side during his brief stint in the crease on Saturday. This week the Lions start a two-day clash against North Sydney at Rosedale Oval. Pictures: Anna Warr

Save em': Param Uppal hits one through the leg side during his brief stint in the crease on Saturday. This week the Lions start a two-day clash against North Sydney at Rosedale Oval. Pictures: Anna Warr

Rally: The Lions were 5-91 before a 59-run stand between Anthony Clark and Matthew Harivel pushed them to saftey.

Rally: The Lions were 5-91 before a 59-run stand between Anthony Clark and Matthew Harivel pushed them to saftey.

Big effort: Sydney were led by Nicholas Bills who took 11 wickets for the match, including figures of 6-77 in the second innings.

Big effort: Sydney were led by Nicholas Bills who took 11 wickets for the match, including figures of 6-77 in the second innings.

Lower grades: Second, third and fourth grade all recorded losses to Sydney on Saturday. Fifth grade held on for a draw.

Lower grades: Second, third and fourth grade all recorded losses to Sydney on Saturday. Fifth grade held on for a draw.

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