Tahs put English spin on T20 guest rule

IMPORT: Waratah-Mayfield signing Josh Poysden has played four first-class matches for Warwickshire. Picture: Gettys.

WARATAH-Mayfield have signed Northern Districts leg-spinnerJoshPoysden as a guest playerfor their twilight Twenty20 match on Thursday against Wests.

The Englishman has played four games for Warwickshire and is famous for catchingMitchell Starc off Moeen Ali as a substitutein the third Ashes Test last July. Wests will be boosted by former all-rounder, nowumpire, Anthony Hobson.

Thursday’s T20 game will be of extra importance asthe loser will be anchored to the bottomofthe ladder.

**Universityveteran Robert Faraday-Bensley was caught by surprise last week when he arrived at No.1 Sportsground anddiscoveredthat a pink ball would be used for theclub’s twilight Twenty20 game against Belmont.

Faraday-Bensley is colour blind and like former Test opener Chris Rogers cannot see pink. Unsurprisingly, the former representative batsmannicked Ray Cooper for a golden duck. However, the colour blindness did not prevent Faraday-Bensley from completinga run out from the boundary.

**Jason Sangha was unable to follow his debut century with a meaningful knock in the final two games of Australia’s under-19 tri-series against Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai.

The Wallsend batsman was stumped for one in a 109-run loss to Pakistan on Saturday and was bowled for 12 in Australia’s five-wicket victory over the Kiwis.

However, the 16-year-old’s return of 115 runs at 38.33 should further enhancehis reputation in the eyes of Cricket Australia’s officials.

**Wallsend will have the chance to win back-to-back under-21 premierships after rain ruined the final round of the competition on Sunday.The Tigers will face Stockton-Raymond Terracein the final at Wallsend No.1 on February 7.

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