Styleness Manly Waratahs Jack Edwards and Chris Green have led the NSW Blues side to victory against the Queensland Bulls in the JLT Cup.
On Monday, Chris Green took his first ever five wicket haul for NSW while Manly Junior Jack Edwards became the youngest batsmen to ever score a hundred in Domestic One Day Cricket.
Bowling first, All-Rounder Chris Green bowled superbly against the Bulls, taking career best figures of 5/53.
Against a side that included Big Bash and Australian star Chris Lynn, Green bowled with great control and variation to capture his first five wicket haul in Domestic One Day Cricket.
Green was ever-reliant, capturing Bulls batsmen Charlie Hemphrey LBW in his first spell, before returning to the crease later in the Queensland innings, to claim his remaining four wickets, including the important wicket of former test batsmen Joe Burns.
In doing so, Green brought on the collapse of the Queensland side, who at one stage were on track for a score of 350 plus but ended up only making 296.
The figures are a big reward for all of Greeny’s hard work over the Australian off-season, which included a stint in England, as well as captaining the Guyana Warriors in the recent Caribbean Premier League.
Despite Greeny’s efforts with the ball, NSW had to still score 296. Enter NSW rookie batsmen and Manly junior Jack Edwards.
18-Year-Old Edwards was ruthless against the Queensland attack, who despite claiming two early wickets, could not contain the Manly junior.
Playing with calmness and maturity way above his age, Jack raced to 50, his second for the tournament, and did not look like slowing down.
With the experienced Moises Henriques at the other end, Jack was able to stay relaxed and composed, comfortably hitting good balls for singles, and punishing the bad balls to the boundary.
As he built his way to 99, Jack brought up his maiden century for NSW with a single to square leg. In doing so, Jack also became the youngest player to ever score a One Day Domestic Hundred in Australia, and amazing feat for the 18-year-old.
Jack was eventually caught out for 116 off 112 balls, which included 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Edwards was appropriately congratulated by the crowd as he departed the field, where he was met by older brother Mickey, who was the NSW 12th Man, in what was a special moment for the family.
Jack has worked incredibly hard over the off-season and has taken his opportunity with the NSW Blues with both hands. Congratulations on a fantastic innings and we look forward too many more to come.
A big congratulations to both Jack and Greeny on their spectacular performances for NSW on Monday, and we wish you the best of luck for the remainder of the JLT cup and for the 2018/19 season.