New south Wales 78 for 4 (Hughes 20, Paris 2-18) Western Australia 141 (Bancroft 34, Hatcher 4-56) for 63 runs
New South Wales bowlers cruised through Western Australia on the opening day of their Sheffield Shield match before the struggling Blues batsmen again fell narrowly on a lively SCG pitch.
But NSW fell behind at 78 for 4, in a position to take a first innings lead but not with the kind of command they would have liked.
Hatcher then made Ashton Turner lbw later in the same finish, ripping Western Australia’s heart out.
On the next pitch, Hatcher dug a ball short and hit Paris in the helmet, causing a long delay for a concussion check.
Lyon will only play one more match after this to complete their preparations for the summer international and the opening Test against Pakistan in Perth on December 14 as they rest from New South Wales’ upcoming clash against Tasmania.
Paris (24 not out) and Stobo (15) added 33 for the eighth wicket for WA, but when the visitors surrendered just after tea, NSW looked to be on top.
But as has happened in their recent defeats to Victoria and South Australia, the Blues’ top order fell apart again. Paris went 2 for 18 while eliminating Ryan Hackney and Blake Macdonald, moving the ball very well. Test hopeful Lance Morris also picked up a wicket upon his return after being rested from WA’s final match against South Australia.