Fairfield Liverpool defeat St George outright to record first win

Valuable contribution: Opener Raveesh Srivastava carves one behind point during his knock of 53 at Rosedale Oval on Saturday. The in-form wicketkeeper scored exactly 100 runs for the match. Picture: Simon Bennett
Valuable contribution: Opener Raveesh Srivastava carves one behind point during his knock of 53 at Rosedale Oval on Saturday. The in-form wicketkeeper scored exactly 100 runs for the match. Picture: Simon Bennett

It may have taken some longer than expected, but Fairfield Liverpool have recorded their first win of the season – and they did it in style. 

Needing one wicket to win on day two, skipper Harmon Sandhu (4-16) registered the Lions first points of the summer when he had Thomas Ortiz trapped lbw to end St George’s first innings on 72.

Batting with a 57-run lead, openers Raveesh Srivastava (53) and Param Uppal (38) set about building a competitive second innings total.

Backing up his 47 in the first innings, in-form wicketkeeper Srivastava made it an even 100 runs for the game as the Lions easily eclipsed their first innings total of 129 before declaring at 6-178.

Luke Ohrynowsky scored a quick-fire 30 as the Lions cruised at more than four runs and over.

Needing 235 to win, the visitors were never in the hunt after Liam Hatcher (2-23) struck two early blows.

Nicholas Stapleton (50) briefly held up proceedings with a composed half century but when Uppal took his second wicket the 10-points were well within their sights.

On his Lions debut, English import Kazi Szymanski (6-34) did the damage in the second innings taking the final five wickets to fall.

Second grade also recorded a 74-run win.

  • This Saturday the Lions start a two-day fixture against competition leaders UNSW at Rosedale Oval.