On a ground named after a former left-handed captain, Fairfield Liverpool skipper Ben Rohrer turned Mark Taylor Oval into his playground on Saturday smashing an unbeaten 201 to guide the Lions to their second win of the season against Northern Districts.
Resuming at 7-306, the home team declared its first innings at 9-328.
Harmon Sandhu (1-36) was rewarded with a wicket after bowling tirelessly on day one.
In reply, the Lions slumped to 2-11 paving the way for Rohrer’s return innings for the Lions after spending the past six weeks playing for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.
And what an innings it was!
His double century featured 25 boundaries and three sixes and came off only 231 balls.
Remarkably it was his second double century of the season after his 205 not out in round one against Randwick Petershem.
On that occasion the Lions couldn’t get the victory. This time the skipper found a solid ally in Jeremy Cashman (73) for a match-winning 182-run stand.
Rohrer has now scored 480 runs at an average of 120 for the Lions this season to lead another double centurion Dean Attard by six runs on the runs tally.
Gurinder Sandhu tops the wicket list with 18.
- This Saturday the Lions start a two-day fixture against fourth-placed Bankstown at Rosedale Oval. Play starts 10.30am.