The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts first grade men’s team have qualified for the semi finals of the Kingsgrove Sports T/20 Cup, reports JASON ELLSMORE.
They can go a step further and make the final at the hallowed turf of the SCG if they can overcome Sydney University at Raby next Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm.
The Ghosts are currently undefeated in this competition having wins in all rounds against Central Coast, Northern District, Blacktown and Hawkesbury.
In Sunday’s match, stand in captain Phil Wells played brilliantly to set up the Ghosts innings – despite having been sent in by Hawkesbury.
Wells’ tremendous innings of 75 not out from 56 deliveries saw him carry his bat from the opening ball.
At the completion of their 20 overs the Ghosts were 5/160, with an excellent innings in the latter overs of 28 runs by Charlie Dummer.
Once again, the Ghosts attack delivered with the wickets shared around the bowlers.
The club’s NSW Country import Ben Patterson, who hails from Dubbo, was superb taking 4/24, while Luke Courtney continued his outstanding season to be rewarded with 3/21 off his four overs.
Sunday’s match at Raby against Sydney University will see the winner progress to the finals, which will be played on the SCG.
The eventual grand finalists will represent NSW Premier Cricket at the inaugural Foxtel National Premier T20 Championships to be held in Adelaide on March 5-6.
The NPT20 Championships will bring together the best Premier clubs from around the country.
In Saturday’s Round 7 match against Bankstown the Ghosts restricted Bankstown to 310 on the flat, batting friendly Bankstown wicket.
Bankstown’s in form batsman Daniel Solway posted 146 runs to prop up the Bulldogs innings.
Stand in captain Phil Wells was happy with his team’s efforts despite some missed chances in the field.
Luke Courtney was the star with the ball taking 5/32 from 12 overs while off spinner Jordan Browne claimed three scalps.