The Camden Campbelltown Ghosts are close to their first victory of the 2020-21 season – courtesy of their young all-rounders.
At the end of day one in the round six match with Mosman at Allan Border Oval, the Ghosts were in a good position at 6 for 212.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, and while they only lost six wickets facing 96 overs during the day, runs were hard to come by because of some tight bowling from the home side.
Only Ben Patterson, batting at six, took on the bowling and harvested a quick fire 36 runs from just 38 balls.
Patterson, one of the Ghosts’ promising young all-rounders, hit seven fours and a six in an innings that gave the Ghosts hope they could snatch victory over Mosman next Saturday.
Jackson Isakka, pictured, scored his run more slowly than Patterson, but it was nonetheless a significant contribution.
The Leumeah all-rounder was at the crease for 237 minutes and he faced 196 balls for his 64 runs.
His innings included six fours and two sixes.
At stumps, bowling all-rounder Luke Webb was undefeated on 52, another handy contribution as the Ghosts continue to strive for that elusive first victory of the season.
Unfortunately all three top order batsmen failed to fire.
JC Sammut made 19, while his opening partner, Nathan Glynn, was run out after making 11 runs from 80 balls.
Skipper and first drop Phil Wells also made 11 before he was out.
The Ghosts will return to Mosman this Saturday keen to get amongst the wickets early to give themselves the best chance of a maiden victory.