Port Stephens and Paterson dominate in lop-sided contests

RED-HOT FORM: Josh Moxey made his second century of the season for Port Stephens smashing 109 off 96 balls.
RED-HOT FORM: Josh Moxey made his second century of the season for Port Stephens smashing 109 off 96 balls.

Port Stephens first XI and Paterson dominated lop-sided contests on Saturday to stay at the top of the Maitland A-grade cricket competition.

The Pythons led by by a century to Josh Moxey (109) and 63 to Josh Dall posted 5/293 from their 40 overs and then dismissed SMR for just 46 in 17.1 overs.

It’s Moxey’s second ton from three innings and came off 96 balls. He made 101 not out off 68 balls against Paterson in round two and 63 against Port’s second XI.

Samuel Biddles was the best for SMR with the bat and ball claiming 2-34 off eight overs and making 10, the only SMR batsman to make double figures.

Ports bowlers shared the wickets around with Allan Baldwin claiming 3-9, Jaimes Magnee 3-12, Jarrod Moxey 2-10 and Liam Eveleigh 2-14.

Paterson recorded a 10-wicket win against Bowthorne who were bundled out for 46, with Brendan Salmon top scoring with 21.

Paterson shared the wickets around but openers Brad Merchant (26) and Matthew McLetchie (27) needed no help in the run chase.

Seaham had a five-wicket win after bundling Lochinvar out for 104. 

Peter Sheridan (3-12) and Peter Caldwell (3-29) led the bowling and skipper Robert Bartlett finished on 50 not out as Seaham replied with 5/106 in 27 overs.

Lakeside Village made it two wins in a row when they accounted for Raworth by 66 runs.

Corey-John LobIinzk had a big game making 46 in the Panthers’ total of 171 and taking 2-33. Leigh Peters took 4-36.

Regal Hunter forfeited to Port’s second XI.