Opener Jake Weatherald remained unbeaten on 106 off 98 deliveries while Jake Lehmann made 87 off 97
Opener Jake Weatherald remained unbeaten on 106 off 98 deliveries while Jake Lehmann made 87 off 97

New South Wales suffered their second straight loss in the JLT One-Day Cup  in as many days. After losing to Western Australia a day before, the Kurtis Patterson-led NSW Blues lost to South Australia by seven wickets on Thursday.

After being put in to bat at the WACA Ground, Perth, NSW managed 241 with Daniel Hughes top-scoring with 79. The middle-order falter again with experienced players Patterson (4), Moises Henriques (16) departing cheaply.

Commendable efforts from the lower-order  – Jack Edwards (42), Daniel Sams (30) and Steve O’Keefe (20) – helped NSW to a respectable total, but South Australia overhauled the target of 242 in just 38.2 overs and with seven wickets in hand.

For South Australia, Adam Zampa returned three for 37 in his ten overs while pacers Chadd Sayers and Joe Mennie claimed two wickets each.

In reply, opener Jake Weatherald remained unbeaten on 106 off 98 deliveries while Jake Lehmann made 87 off 97. For NSW, Sean Abbott provided the early breakthrough removing skipper Alex Carey for five and Callum Ferguson’s departure for 15 to Mickey Edwards meant South Australia were 43 for two in nine overs.

However, Weatherald and Lehmann combined for a stand of 171 runs for the third wicket. Edwards picked his second wicket in the form of Lehmann but South Australia were just 26 runs away from victory. Tom Copper (12*) and Weatherald then took their team home.

Brief Scores: NSW 241 (Daniel Hughes 79, Jack Edwards 42; Adam Zampa 3/37) lost to South Australia 245/3 (Jake Weatherald 106*, Jake Lehmann 87; Mickey Edwards 2/66) by seven wickets

New South Wales suffered their second straight loss in the JTL One-Day Cup in as many days. After losing to Western Australia a day before, the Kurtis Patterson-led NSW Blues lost to South Australia by seven wickets on Thursday. After being put in to bat at the WACA Ground, Perth, NSW managed 241 with Daniel Hughes top-scoring with 79. The middle-order falter again with experienced players Patterson (4), Moises Henriques (16) departing cheaply.Commendable efforts from the lower-order  – Jack Edwards (42), Daniel Sams (30) and Steve O’Keefe (20) – helped NSW to a respectable total, but South Australia overhauled the target of 242 in just 38.2 overs and with seven wickets in hand. For South Australia, Adam Zampa returned three for 37 in his ten overs while pacers Chadd Sayers and Joe Mennie claimed two wickets each. In reply, opener Jake Weatherald remained unbeaten on 106 off 98 deliveries while Jake Lehmann made 87 off 97. For NSW, Sean Abbott provided the early breakthrough removing skipper Alex Carey for five and Callum Ferguson’s departure for 15 to Mickey Edwards meant South Australia were 43 for two in nine overs. However, Weatherald and Lehmann combined for a stand of 171 runs for the third wicket. Edwards picked his second wicket in the form of Lehmann but South Australia were just 26 runs away from victory. Tom Copper (12*) and Weatherald then took their team home. Brief Scores: NSW 241 (Daniel Hughes 79, Jack Edwards 42; Adam Zampa 3/37) lost to South Australia 245/3 (Jake Weatherald 106*, Jake Lehmann 87; Mickey Edwards 2/66) by seven wickets