Toronto Workers extend Newcastle District Cricket Association winning streak to five

POSITIVE INTENT: Toronto's Aaron Gray made the most of his recall to first grade on Saturday, top-scoring with 68. The Kookaburras remain ninth on the 12-team ladder having made a slow start to the season. Picture: David Stewart
POSITIVE INTENT: Toronto's Aaron Gray made the most of his recall to first grade on Saturday, top-scoring with 68. The Kookaburras remain ninth on the 12-team ladder having made a slow start to the season. Picture: David Stewart

TORONTO Workers have made it five wins on the trot in the Newcastle District Cricket Association competition after cruising past University on Saturday.

The Round 12 fixture was condensed into one day after no play was possible on the first Saturday because of rain.

The abridged playing conditions only served to limit the extent of Toronto’s winning margin.

University won the toss and elected to bat, but were dismissed for just 70 inside 27 overs.

Paceman Andrew Somerville was tough to handle, taking 4-27 from his 10 overs, while skipper Adrian Chad claimed the remarkable figures of 4-8 from six overs.

Toronto’s opening batsman Aaron Gray (68) almost chased down the target single-handedly as the Kookaburras declared at 7-139 in pursuit of an unlikely outright win.

University reached 3-85 in their second innings when stumps were pulled.

Toronto will take on third-placed Charlestown at Ron Hill Oval this Saturday to start Round 13.

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