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Raymond Terrace snare upset victory in round 14

VITAL WIN: Mick Wilson bowls for Norths in their win against Kurri Weston at Lorn Park on Saturday. Last-placed Raymond Terrace upset Eastern Suburbs in Round 14 of the Maitland District Cricket Association first grade competition on Saturday.
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Northern Suburbs chased down the 169 runs set by Kurri Weston.

Western Suburbs knocked up an impressive 245 for Thornton to chase down, but were dismissed in the 40th over for 162.

Raymond Terrace V Eastern Suburbs

Raymond Terrace won the toss and elected to bat first against Eastern Suburbs at Jack Collins Oval.

Luke Maher and Joseph Harden opened the batting in style.

Joseph Harden knocked up an impressive 42 with the bat before heading back into the pavilion.

Raymond Terrace suffered a mid-order collapse before a partnership blossomed between Broque Smith and Nick Savage.

The Terrace went on to record a total of 149 off 49.3 overs.

But Eastern Suburbs were all out in the 49th over – dismissed for 143.

The best of the Raymond Terrace bowls came from William Maher, who snatched three wickets to help guide his side to victory.

Northern Suburbs VKurri Weston

Northern Suburbs and Kurri Weston headed to Lorn Park on Saturday.

Kurri Weston found runs tough to come by from the word go.

Keyrn Ball stepped to the crease alongside teammate Simon Marshall.

Ball knocked up 35 runs in quick time and Marshall helped the innings along with a handy 34.

Kurri were finally bowled out in the 38th over for 169.

But Northern Suburbs’ run rate averaged five per over.

Mitchell Saxby belted an impressive 83 not out with the bat.

He guided his side home comfortably in the 35th over to chase down the 170 runs required for victory.

Western Suburbs V Thornton Park

Fourth-placed Western Suburbs travelled to play Thornton on Saturday and quickly set a solid run chase of 245 for the local side.

Western Suburbs opener Luke Merchant top scored with the bat, ­hitting home 11 boundaries on his way to an impressive 67.

Thornton Park got off to a rocky start with four wickets falling for just 30.

It was left to middle order batsman Peter Gabriel to settle the ship, eventually falling for 52.

But it wasn’t enough to steer his team home.

Thornton Park fell short in the 40th over, all out for 162.

First grade ladderCity United 66Northern Suburbs 56Kurri Weston 51Western Suburbs 47Eastern Suburbs 31Thornton Park 23Raymond Terrace 26Semi-final fixturesCity United (1) VWestern Suburbs (4)

Northern Suburbs (2) V Kurri Weston (3)

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