St Pat’s Old Boys on top in three grades

This season is looking to be the season of the Saints.

St Pat’s Old Boys lead the way in three of Bathurst District Cricket Association grades – first, second and third.

In second grade, St Pat’s Old Boys White lead the competition ahead of Rugby Union, in second, and fellow club rivals Blue, in third.

While St Pat’s lead the way in second grade, more incredibly, they remain undefeated after seven rounds.

In their final game before the Christmas break, St Pat’s claimed an outright win over last placed Centennials.

St Pat’s batted first in that game but were rolled out for just 90 runs after 27 overs.

However, in reply, Centennials were bowled out for just 80 runs after 32 overs meaning St Pat’s claimed the first inning wins by 10 runs.

But St Pat’s piled more misery on Centennials, declaring for 8-189 after 32 overs in its second innings.

In just enough time to claim the outright win, St Pat’s dismissed Centennials for 73 off 41 overs.

In second grade, Bathurst City batsman Jay Cleary leads the way in the batting statistics.

He has 226 runs off five matches, with an average of 226 runs.

Cleary is 63 runs clear of Rugby Union’s Justin Mobbs, who has scored 171 runs off four games.

St Pat’s Old Boys White bowler Nick Millar has had the best bowling figures so far this season, when he took 7-21 in his side’s outright over Centennials.

Teammate Brendan Edwards has the most wickets in the competition, with 20, nine clear of the second and third best wicket takers. 

TOP OF THE PACK: St Pat's Old Boys' Nick Millar has the best bowling figures so far in second grades, taking 7-21 in his side’s outright over Centennials.

TOP OF THE PACK: St Pat's Old Boys' Nick Millar has the best bowling figures so far in second grades, taking 7-21 in his side’s outright over Centennials.