Jagot's ton sets up big chase for Lions

Thomas Jagot (156) struck his highest first grade score to help third-placed UTS North Sydney post 325 of the opening day of their clash against Fairfield Liverpool on Saturday at Rosedale Oval.

Jagot, who hit 855 runs last season, struck 15 boundaries in his knock to kick-start his 2019/20 campaign. Eight of the top nine batters reached double figures in support of Jagot who was eventually dismissed by leg-spinner Matt Critchley (5-71).

Quicks Riley Allington (2-35) and Chad Sammut (2-58) picked up two wickets apiece. Meanwhile Lions' young guns Yuvraj Sharma and Josh Baraba helped NSW Metro win the under-19 National Championships title last week.

Baraba picked up two wickets in the final against Victoria Country at the WACA to take his tournament tally to 11 at 16.64 including best figures of 5-17 from eight overs in a 48-run win over South Australia.

Sharma also picked up two wickets in the final and also scored 73 against Western Australia. He backed that form up in Lions colours on Sunday to score 65 in the Poidevin-Gray Shield as the Lions defeated Western Suburbs by seven wickets. Sammut took 4-28.

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