The Campbelltown Camden Ghosts return home to Raby this Saturday to host Sydney after a magnificent victory over the Lions at Rosedale Oval on the weekend.
Set a huge 379 to win first innings points, the Ghosts lost just four wickets in reaching the target after 90.3 overs.
Liverpool Fairfield Lions would have fancied their chances of victory when they declared at 8/378 – the score they reached by stumps on the first day a week earlier.
But a fantastic team effort from the top six batters of the Ghosts led the team to its second consecutive win.
The Ghosts lost their first wicket at 50 when Charlie Dummer fell after scoring 17.
He was the only Ghosts batsman not to score a half century, although his contribution was nonetheless a valuable one.
And even when open Aaron Yabsley departed after scoring 72, the Ghosts were looking good at 2 for 138.
The Ghosts scored another 84 before the third wicket fell when Mitchell Carruthers (52) was stumped.
When the Ghosts reached 239 they lost another wicket in Philip Wells (82), who was judged to be out leg before wicket to the bowling of Hatcher.
Jaydyn Simmons (78) and skipper Jarrad Burke (61) steadied the ship in a huge undefeated partnership of 141 runs that guided to the Ghosts to one of their best wins in recent years.
This season there have been many changes at the Ghosts and several new faces on and off the field.
Judging by the results so far, the return of Jarrad Burke to the fold has made a huge difference to the stability and experience level of the team.
This time last year the Ghosts could have lost both their first two games against Sutherland and Liverpool, but Burke wasn’t here then.
The Ghosts are now two out of two and while it is very early days, things are looking rather positive at Raby Sports Complex.
Sydney will be another stern test for them in the round three, two day clash which starts this Saturday from 10.30am at Raby #1 and is scheduled to be completed the following Saturday, October 21.
Drop in and support the boys – who knows, you may be watching the premiers of this season’s competition.