Gifts club on birthday

LANKY paceman Liam Marshall spearheaded Bankstown’s bowling attack and a strong win against the Campbelltown Ghosts.

Marshall turned 21 on Saturday and was obviously determined to celebrate his special day with a memorable performance in the Premier grade cricket match.
Simply too quick for the batsmen and with the first three wickets (3 for 35), he stamped his authority on the match and the Ghosts were reeling at 3 for 30.
He was well supported in the field and new wicketkeeper Ethan Deal took a screamer when fully stretched to his right with a great diving catch.
The other bowlers all bowled a solid line and length, but new recruit Tyler Van Luin emerged as a truly destructive bowling partner.
Van Luin showed his guile and smarts with the leather and was simply ‘all over’ the Ghosts’ batsmen – earning his outstanding 4 for 22 with 2 catches, an LBW and a clean bowled.
At 9/169 after their allotted 50 overs, the Ghosts were stifled into a very modest total by Marshall and Van Luin with 7 for 57 between them.
In the run chase, the Bulldogs took to the Ghosts bowlers, with opener Nick Carruthers highlighting how hard he strikes the ball with a magnificent 75 off 71 balls.
Carruthers was well supported by Solway with a solid 49 and Zeeshaan Ahmed with 26 not out off just 14 balls.
By the time the first Dogs’ wicket had fallen at 122, the result was never in doubt.
Three Dogs’ batsmen scored at a rate over 100 and the match finished in the 30th over and so earned the Bulldogs a very valuable bonus point.
Bankstown Sports Bulldogs take on Parramatta at Bankstown Oval this Saturday, November 27, in another one-day match, starting at 10am.