Tom Kohler-Cadmore's side Penrith Panthers are one of eight teams in strong contention in the Sydney Grade Cricket first grade competition.

Only six points separate the leading eight teams – with the Panthers locked with six other sides on 18 points.

Kohler-Cadmore will be looking to continue his impressive start for Penrith when they start a two-day game against visiting Bankstown on Saturday.

The Worcestershire batsman has scored a half century and a hundred in his first two knocks Down Under.

LEADING POSITIONS

Sydney Played 4, Points 24

Fairfield-Liverpool 4, 19

St. George 4, 18

Northern District 4, 18

Bankstown 4, 18

Gordon 4, 18

Syney Univ 4, 18

PENRITH 4, 18

Worcestershire all-rounder George Rhodes' club, North Canberra Gungahlin, are lying in fifth spot in the eight team ACT Premier Cricket first grade Gallop Cup 50 over competition.

They have won two and lost two of their opening four games.

Rhodes will be aiming to build on his first half century for the club against Ginninderra last weekend when the Northies entertain bottom placed Tuggeranong Valley on Saturday.

TABLE

Eastlake Played 4, Points 20

Western District 4, 16

Weston Creek 4, 16

Queanbeyan D 4, 10

NORTH CANBERRA G 4, 8

ANU 4, 4

Ginninderra 4, 0

Tuggerangong V 4, 0

County all-rounder Alex Hepburn's side, Willetton Dragons, will be looking for early wickets on day two of the Western Australian Cricket Association first grade match with Rockingham-Mandurah at the Burrendah Reserve.

Rockingham will resume on 29-1 in their second innings – an overall lead of 12.

Worcestershire Academy opener Ollie Westbury will strive to continue his good form for title-chasing Hay Park in the Bunbury and District Cricket Association first grade clash with visiting Eaton on Sunday after having a bye on Saturday.

Westbury has scored one century and two fifties in in four innings in all competitions.

TABLE

Collie Played 2, Points 8

HAY PARK 3, 8

Colts 3, 7

Marist 3, 5

Eaton 2, 4

Dalyellup Beach 3, 4

Leschenault 2, 4