Blues pair sink Lions

In-form: Jack Edwards. Picture: AAP
In-form: Jack Edwards. Picture: AAP

NSW Blues pair Steve O’Keefe and Jack Edwards combined to hand Fairfield Liverpool their sixth straight loss to start the NSW Premier Cricket competition.

A week after former Australian spinner O’Keefe (4-45) helped restrict the Lions to 185, it was young gun Jack Edwards who did the damage for Manly in the run chase.

The 18-year-old all-rounder Jack Edwards (97) fell just three runs shy of his maiden first grade century as they cruised to six-wicket first innings win.

The teenager hit eight boundaries and two sixes during his 146 balls at the crease. Blues reserve gloveman Jay Lenton also made 47 not out from 101 balls in the chase.

Edwards made his maiden first-class and Sheffield Shield century during the Blues drawn match against Tasmania three weeks ago at the SCG.

Lions skipper Harmon Sandhu (2-35) took an early wicket on day two to leave the hosts reeling at 2-10 before Edwards steadied the ship. 

It was a bad weekend all-round for the Lions who lost to Penrith on Sunday in the Twenty20 Cup.

This Saturday they host St George at Rosedale Oval. On Sunday, it is Back to Rosedale Day with the club celebrating the 10 year anniversary of fourth grades premiership win.

Festivities start at 10am with the Lions playing two T20 games against Blacktown (10am) and Western Suburbs (2.30pm).

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