Locals Hughes and Hunt put up a good showing in Shield games

Henry Hunt, pictured playing for the ACT Comets, is currently producing runs as an opener for South Australia. Photo: Dion Georgopoulos

Henry Hunt, pictured playing for the ACT Comets, is currently producing runs as an opener for South Australia. Photo: Dion Georgopoulos

Local cricketers have continued to make a good showing in this weekend's round of national Sheffield Shield competition.

Henry Hunt continued his consistent form for South Australia, with 36 runs from 88 balls on the famous playing surface of the WACA, with South Australia bowled out for 353 chasing Western Australia's 8/492d.

Hunt, who grew up in Grenfell and played plenty of cricket in the Cowra area, was among the better performers for the visiting side, who were led by captain-wicketkeeper Alex Carey's 143 and aided by a late extended cameo from bowler Chadd Sayers (47).

Hunt's wicket was claimed after he was caught behind by wicketkeeper Josh Inglis from the bowling of Marcus Stoinis.

At the time of print on day four, Western Australia were sitting on 6/149 in their second dig. Veteran Shaun Marsh was sitting on 83 not out while lower-order batsman and spinner Ashton Agar was on 18.

Meanwhile, at the MCG, Cowra product Daniel Hughes has managed to rebound from a disappointing opening innings to be unbeaten at the time of print as NSW seek to build a lead in the final day of their Shield match against Victoria.

Hughes was dismissed for a solitary run on day one by after edging a ball from veteran quick Peter Siddle, as NSW went on to make 294.

In spite of steady rain on day three, NSW ended up conceding a narrow lead against a Victoria, who declared at 7/307 and sent NSW into bat. Steve O'Keefe was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5/80, while Bathurst's Trent Copeland toiled solidly without reward, conceding slightly more than two an over en route to 0/51.

However, on the final day, Hughes has been a patient presence, sitting on 42 off 166 deliveries, while fellow opener Nick Larkin has continued to push on after a half-century, taking NSW to 0/122 at the time of print.

There will be one more set of Shield matches for the year as the BBL gets underway, with NSW playing Queensland at home this Saturday, while South Australia will play in Hobart.

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