Four second grade tons

FOUR batsmen have scored centuries in the Manning second grade season so far.

They are Ben Whitebread from Great Lakes with 112, Andrew Cross from Wingham with 111, Taree Leagues' Justin Boyd with 105 not out and Phil Baker from Taree West with an unbeaten 102.

However, Tom Kelly from Cundletown is the leading run scorer in second grade, having accumulated 328 runs.

Cross has 289 with Taree West's John Flemming on 283.

Shane Nash from Old Bar leads the way in the bowling department with 18 wickets at 12.78 with his 5/17 being his best haul.

Steve Allwood from Wingham has 16 as has Whitebread, who is enjoying a fruitful season.

Going into the second half of the season Old Bar leads the competition with 51 points from Wingham on 48, Great Lakes 36, Taree West 25, Leagues-Wherrol Flat 23 and Cundletown 16.

As reported in the Times this week, two centuries have been scored in first grade this season.

Ricky Campbell from competition leaders United, made 132 in the last round game against Great Lakes while Michael Rees from Old Bar cracked 101.

Campbell is the leading run scorer in first grade from Rees.

Brad Staff from Wingham is the top wicket taker.

He's snared 17 scalps.

Manning cricket resumes on January 11.

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