Premier League’s T20 return

THE top teams in the five team Premier League are within a win of one another heading into the second half of the season beginning on Saturday. (JAN 9)
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The Premier League returns from the Christmas break with a full day of T20 Summers Cup and four of the five teams in contention for next month’s T20 final

The Rail victory over Oak Flats in the two-dayer before Christmas left the Razorbacks just 12 points behind the Rats in the premiership ladder.

Second-placed Lake Illawarra are just five points behind the Rats, while third-placed Kookas are only two points behind Lakers in a congested table.

Kiama are fifth, but batted well in the second day against Lakers and skipper Nathan Barr believes his side will play improve in the second half of the season.

The Lakers dominated day one, dismissing Kiama for only 88, and pushed on from 6/188 to declare at 8/246.

Kiama batted well in their second dig and finished 2/149, with Mark Brockman unbeaten on 77.

Kookas and Oak Flats lead the T20 competition with two wins from three games but only Kiama is out of contention for the final on Sunday February 7.

In Saturday’s T20 matches, The Rail host Kiama at Croome Road (10am), followed by Lakers taking on Kiama at 1pm.

In the third match at Croome Road, the Rail host Lake Illawarra (4pm), while Oak Flats take on Kookas at Geoff Shaw Oval (4pm).

Premiership ladder: Oak Flats 59, Lakers 54, Kookas 52, The Rail 47, Kiama 22.

T20 ladder: Kookas 15, Oak Flats 15, Lakers 8, The Rail 8. Kiama 2.

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