Fairfield Liverpool defeat Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval

Line and length: Fairfield Liverpool skipper Harmon Sandhu continued his good form with the ball taking 3-44 on Sunday. He has now taken 33 wickets for the season. Picture: Chris Lane
Line and length: Fairfield Liverpool skipper Harmon Sandhu continued his good form with the ball taking 3-44 on Sunday. He has now taken 33 wickets for the season. Picture: Chris Lane

Fairfield Liverpool are eyeing a spot in the top half of the ladder after a hard fought win against Campbelltown-Camden at the weekend.

The Lions, who spent the first half of the season at the bottom of the ladder, have now moved into 15th place after winning four of their last six games.

Such is the tightness of the NSW Premier Cricket competition only one win separates them from ninth place.

Their latest win at Raby Oval was set up by a dogged batting display on Saturday after rain delayed the start of play.

Yuvraj Sharma (45) and Wendel Delpechitra (39) helped the visitors set a total of 187. 

The bowlers did the job on Sunday reducing the Ghosts to 4-16 before the hosts battled back. At one stage they needed 15 runs  to win with two wickets in hand.

In the end it was Param Uppal (4-25 off 20 overs) who conjured up the final wicket with captain Harmon Sandhu taking a classic catch at first slip to secure the points. Sandhu (3-44) and Liam Hatcher (2-69) did the early damage with the ball.

It was good weekend all-round for the Lions with wins in four grades and a wash out in fourth grade.

Second grade recorded an emphatic seven-wicket win after dismissing Campbelltown-Camden for 54.

This Saturday the Lions start a two-day fixture against Eastern Suburbs at Rosedale Oval.

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