Fast bowler Sandhu overwhelms Dolphins

Lightning pace: Gurinder Sandhu has been a standout for the Lions. Picture: Simon Bennett
Lightning pace: Gurinder Sandhu has been a standout for the Lions. Picture: Simon Bennett

GURINDER Sandhu gave another example of why he is considered one of NSW's brightest bowling prospects with a devastating bowling display to help the Fairfield Liverpool Lions defeat the Eastern Suburbs Dolphins at Waverley Oval on Saturday.

The right-arm paceman returned the figures of 5-40 to help rout the home team for only 94 in reply to the Lions 198.

In the second dig, the Dolphins were 0-86 at stumps.

Sandhu has now taken 13 wickets at 23 this season with the Australian under-19 player once again in the rip-roaring form heading into the Big Bash league where he will play for the Sydney Thunder.

Sandhu was ably supported by the returning Doug Bollinger (1-6), Ben Rohrer (2-11), Luke Doran (1-21) and Jeremy Maher (1-15) as the Lions moved on the cusp of the top six.

The Lions continued their good form on Sunday when they qualified for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 Cup.

Batting first in the quarter final against St George, the Lions posted a respectable 8-131 on a bowler-friendly Rosedale Oval.

Jeremy Cashman (32) and skipper Anthony Clark (24) were the best for the home team.

Sandhu was again the star with the ball taking the opening two wickets — including the prized scalp of Moises Henriques — to restrict St George to 7-121. Sandhu (2-11) and new ball partner Jeremy Maher (2-25) were the pick of the bowlers for the home team.

The Lions play Sutherland in the semi-final of the Twenty20 Cup this Sunday at Bon Andrews Oval.

On Saturday, the Lions play UNSW, at the Village Green, in a 50-overs-a-side match.


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