Simmons' ton propels Lions

Sublime: Jaydyn Simmons hit 147 to guide Fairfield Liverpool to first innings points against Blacktown Mounties. Picture: Fairfield Liverpool

Sublime: Jaydyn Simmons hit 147 to guide Fairfield Liverpool to first innings points against Blacktown Mounties. Picture: Fairfield Liverpool

New recruit Jaydyn Simmons struck his maiden first grade century on Saturday to extend Fairfield Liverpool's unbeaten run to five and move them on the cusp of the top six.

Resuming on 74, the opener guided the home team safely to first-innings points against Blacktown Mounties hitting 147 which included 15 boundaries and a six.

He combined with Yuvraj Sharma (45) and Param Uppal (36) to help the Lions reach 7-277.

Chad Sammut took 1-28 on Saturday.

Chad Sammut took 1-28 on Saturday.

Declaring with an 119-run lead, the Lions pushed hard for outright points but were thwarted by a stubborn sixth wicket stand with the visitors reaching 5-119 in their second dig. In his 400th game, skipper Jarrad Burke returned the amazing figures of 2-1 off 10-overs.

The annual Back To Rosedale Oval Day didn't go to plan with losses in the Twenty20 Cup and Poidevin-Gray Shield to Hawkesbury on Sunday. The loss leaves the Lions in a logjam of three teams on 10-points in the Thunder conference - three behind leaders Bankstown.