Ghosts competing for T20 finals berth

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts will vie for a grand final berth in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup following a victory against Hawkesbury at the weekend.

The Ghosts will face Sydney University at Raby on Sunday afternoon in the semi-final match, where they will hope to continue their unbeaten streak in the tournament.

Captain Phil Wells brilliantly set up the Ghosts’ innings last Sunday after he was sent in by Hawkesbury.

His tremendous innings of 75 not out from 56 deliveries saw him carry his bat from the opening ball.

The Ghosts were 5/160 at the completion of their 20 overs. Charlie Dummer also excelled with a knock of 28 runs.

Once again, the Ghosts bowlers delivered with wickets shared among economic bowlers.

NSW Country import Ben Patterson, from Dubbo, was superb and took 4/24, while Luke Courtney continued his outstanding season and was rewarded with 3/21 off his four overs.

Sunday’s match at Raby will see the winner progress to the finals, which will be played on the SCG.

The eventual grand finalists will represent NSW Premier Cricket at the inaugural Foxtel National Premier T20 Championships held in Adelaide on March 5 and 6.

Sunday’s T20 semi-final at Raby will start at 2.30pm.

In Saturday’s round seven Sydney Premier Cricket match against Bankstown, the Ghosts restricted their opponents to 310 runs on the flat, batting-friendly Bankstown wicket.

Rival batsman Daniel Solways posted 146 runs to prop up the Bulldogs’ innings.

Courtney was the Ghosts’ star with the ball, taking 5/32 from 12 overs, while off-spinner Jordan Browne claimed three scalps.