Ghosts on track to remain unbeaten

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts look set to extend their unbeaten streak, getting two a strong start in day one of round six.

Ghosts 10/304 | Wests 3/58

Ghosts 10/304 | Wests 3/58

Western Suburbs set the Ghosts in to bat at Raby in the Sydney Premier Cricket first grade clash.

The locals posted 304 runs before taking up the ball, leaving the Magpies 3/58 at stumps.

The Ghosts got away to a good start on the back of an aggressive 75-run Aaron Yabsley innings.

Yabsley and opening partner Mitchell Carruthers combined for 85 runs before Carruthers was caught on 26.

Phillip Wells, batting a three, hit ten boundaries on his way to 72 runs. He enjoyed a good partnership with Jaydyn Simmons after Ollie Pope was caught at short leg for just two runs.

Wells and Simmons (35 from 79) put on 92 runs for the fourth wicket partnership, before being dismissed within eight runs of each other.

The lower middle order all got away to good starts but failed to convert. Only a run a ball 26 runs from all rounder Luke Webb pushed the Ghosts across the 300 mark.

The visitors lost their first wicket immediately with a smart catch by keeper Ollie Pope off the left-handed bowling of Luke Webb.

Iain Carlisle claimed the other Wests opener before the ever-reliable skipper Jarrad Burke trapped the Magpies’ number three Nick Cutler in front for 26.

The visitors will chase 246 runs when play resumes next Saturday.

However, the Ghosts will be without two of their quick bowlers in Iain Carlisle and Sam Skelly, who have NSW U/19 commitments.


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