JOSH Low-McMahon produced a second stunning innings in as many days for his ACT under-15s on Tuesday, helping the side maintain its unbeaten run through the opening two games of the 2015-16 Western NSW Under 15 Carnival.
Backing up his huge knock of 127 against Manly-Warringah on Monday, Low-McMahon plundered 60 from just 43 balls against Blacktown at Jack Brabham (3) on Tuesday to help lead the ACT to a comfortable 96-run win.
Batting first, Low-McMahon, Jay Allen (61) and Braiden McCarten (24) led their ACT side to 197.
Despite losing Akash Suventhiran (9) and Kurt Peschke (2) early in the chase, to sit precariously at 2-37, Blacktown guns Dhruv Kant (37) and James Whiting (27) set about rebuilding their side’s innings.
That they did.
In fact, the pair pushed their side into a position to push for an unlikely upset, adding 43 before Kant was dismissed, leaving Blacktown at 3-80.
Unfortunately for the Sydney-based side, his dismissal sparked an almighty collapse.
Blacktown lost another 7-21 to ultimately limp to 101 in reply, with Esam Rahman (3-7) and Finlay McGurk (2-9) the main destroyers for the ACT.
Orange also scored a second consecutive victory, thumping St George by seven wickets.
Incredibly, the hosts skittled St George for just 30 at Glenroi Oval before cruising past the total three down.
Dubbo remain undefeated after the opening two days as well, accounting for Shoalhaven by 71 runs, while Newington defeated South Coast by 36 runs and Manly-Warringah accounted for Parramatta by 88 runs.
Wednesday’s fixtures see Mitchell Cricket Council playing Manly-Warringah, Wakatipu High School clashing with Newington, Shoalhaven taking on Wagga Wagga, St George playing Dubbo, ACT under 14s facing off with South Coast, Parramatta clashing with ACT under 14s and hosts Orange looking to overcome Blacktown.