A remarkable innings of 148 from captain Phil Wells has helped the Campbelltown Camden Ghosts win their final match before Christmas.
Batting second in the round eight match against Hawkesbury at Owen Earle Oval the Ghosts lost eight wickets in reaching the winning target of 360 runs.
The home side had declared at 9/359 on the first day of the two day match.
The wickets were shared around with Jordan Browne picking up three and Sam Skelly and Luke Webb claiming two scalps each.
Despite losing two wickets early the Ghosts were able to score the runs needed, with Wells the hero of the match.
Wells, pictured batting in another match, faced 222 balls in his innings of 148 and was the second last Ghosts wicket to fall.
By then the Ghosts were on 350 and needed just 10 more runs to win.
Wells was at the crease for 319 minutes and hit 12 fours and two sixes.
He put together a partnership of 115 with allrounder Luke Webb, who remained undefeated on 73.
Earlier in the innings Oliver Robinson had chimed in with 57 important runs and another solid partnership involving Wells.
The six points gained for a first innings win have helped the Ghosts move up the ladder – and given them a confidence boost.
They are now in 11th spot in the 20 club competition ladder, just a couple of wins out of the top six.
Rounding off the top six are Randwick Petersham, whose player roster includes a certain David A Warner, pictured.
Randwick Petersham – and hopefully Dave Warner – will be coming to Raby for a limited overs clash when the Sydney Premier Cricket competition resumes on Saturday, January 12.
Play is scheduled to start from 10am.