Fairfield Liverpool move one step closer to finals after one-day win against Mosman

Sublime: Param Uppal hit his first century of the season on Saturday to guide Fairfield Liverpool to their eighth win of the campaign against Mosman on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett
Sublime: Param Uppal hit his first century of the season on Saturday to guide Fairfield Liverpool to their eighth win of the campaign against Mosman on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett

In-form all-rounder Param Uppal converted his seventh half century of the summer into a ton to give Fairfield Liverpool a 28-run win against Mosman on Saturday.

Uppal (114 not out) hit 11-boundaries and three sixes in his classy 95-ball innings that formed the backbone of the hosts total of 5-291. His 590 runs for the season place him fifth on the overall first grade tally for the season.

Jaydyn Simmons (50), Raveesh Srivastava (41) and skipper Jarrad Burke (29 not out) all played their roles after being sent into bat by the hosts at Allan Border Oval.

Fast bowler Liam Hatcher (4-53) displayed the benefits of his time in the Big Bash League taking a wicket off the third ball of the inning.

Lachlan Hearne (136 not out) paced the hosts chase but in the end he ran out of partners with Mosman dismissed for 263. Arjun Nair (3-62), Josh Baraba (2-45) and Uppal (1-49) were the other wicket takers.

The win keeps the Lions in fourth spot with two rounds remaining in NSW Premier Cricket.

This week they host the sixth-placed Eastern Suburbs in a two-day fixture. Easts are 11-points behind the Lions. They finish the season with a one-day fixture against Western Suburbs (13th) also at Rosedale Oval.

The Lions are one point ahead of the fifth-placed Northern Districts and one point behind the third-placed Manly.