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Ghosts win to keep alive hopes of top six finish

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Both the Lions, pictured, and the Ghosts recorded first innings grade cricket victories on the weekend.

Camden Campbelltown Ghosts are heading into round 13 of the Sydney grade cricket competition on a high after putting Western Suburbs to the sword yesterday at Raby Sports Complex.

The Ghosts reached 234 for the loss of just five wickets in reply to the Wests total of 205, made when they batted first the previous Saturday of the two day match.

Time deprived the Ghosts of any chance for outright points, but they will still be pretty happy they got the six first innings victory points, which puts them seventh on the ladder, just five points out of the top six.

Opener Damien Mortimer, who was undefeated on 58 at stumps on the first day, went on with the job on day two, compiling an imposing 153 to steer his side to victory.

Ben Bourke chipped in with an unbeaten 54 for the Ghosts, who will again be at home next weekend, when they host Bankstown over two days in round 13 of the competition.

Bankstown are running second on the ladder after 12 rounds so this will be a real test for the Ghosts even though it’s at home.

Ghosts Rivalry Round neighbours, Fairfield Liverpool Lions also collected six points yesterday after defeating Sydney at Rosedale Oval.

The visitors had made just 128 when they batted the previous Saturday, a tally easily overtaken by the Lions, who declared their innings closed at 7 for 253 yesterday.

Jeremy Cashman was not out 37 at the declaration.

Sydney lost just one wicket in surviving 37 overs as the Lions sought outright and bonus points.

The Lions, who had to be content with six points, travel to Hawkesbury for next weekend’s round.

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