Wet weather caused play to be abandoned in the NSW Premier competition First Grade match between Sydney University and Eastern Suburbs on day two at Sydney University Oval on Saturday.
The big wet cost the hosts and their adversaries any chance of securing first innings or outright points.
But the vagaries of the weather allowed Penrith and Sydney to secure first innings wins on Saturday. Penrith secured six points with a win over Hawkesbury at Howell Oval, while Sydney accounted for Western Suburbs at Pratten Park.
As a result, Penrith head the Belvidere Cup ladder on 13 points on percentages over Sydney (13), with Sydney University (8), Northern District (7), Parramatta (7) and Mosman (7) making up the top six.
The Students can atone when they meet Sydney at Drummoyne Oval in a two-day match starting next Saturday.
Sydney University Seconds secured a first innings win over Eastern Suburbs at Trumper Park on Saturday, thanks to an unbeaten 111 from newcomer Varun George, who shared a 110-run third wicket partnership with skipper James Larkin (55).
Sydney University posted 4-291 in reply to Eastern Suburbs’ 7(dec)-290 to earn six competition points.
George franked his Saturday form with an unbeaten 83 in Sydney University’s nine wicket loss to Bankstown in their first round Poidevin-Gray Shield fixture at Bankstown Oval on Sunday.
Sydney University Third Grade had to settle for a draw when play on day two was abandoned at Camperdown Park, while Fourth Grade crashed in sticky conditions at Snape Oval.
The hosts declared overnight on 8-276 and rolled the Students for 86, thanks to Steven Lewis, who claimed 6-5 including a hat-trick.
The rain also cost Fifth Grade from securing first innings points over Eastern Suburbs at St Paul’s College Oval.
Having posted 256, mostly on day one, the Students had Easts on the ropes at 7-94 when played was called off, with each side securing one point.
Sydney Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 2 (Two-day fixtures)
First Grade: Sydney University 3-44 (Ben Trevor-Jones 27 not out; Jack Preddey 1-1) drew with Eastern Suburbs 215 off 76.2 overs (Adam Ezekiel 47, Baxter Holt 34, Harry Dalton 27; Devlin Malone 6-73, Ben Joy 2-38) after rain washed out play on day two at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Eastern Suburbs. Points: Eastern Suburbs 1, Sydney University 1.
Second Grade: Sydney University 4-291 (Varun George 111 not out, James Larkin 55, David Miller 42, Ryan Danne 32; Jacob Taucher 2-61) defeated Eastern Suburbs 7(dec)-290 off 96 overs (William Lawrance 59, Udit Mehta 56, Nicholas Taylor 48; Josh Toyer 2-54, Charlie Cassell 2-54) on the first innings at Trumper Park on Saturday. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Eastern Suburbs. Points: Sydney University 6, Eastern Suburbs 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 9(dec)-293 off 80 overs (Hayden Storey 100, Jack Hill 92; Mark Morley 4-74) drew with Eastern Suburbs after rain washed out play on day two at Camperdown Park on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 1, Eastern Suburbs 1.
Fourth Grade: Eastern Suburbs 8(dec)-276 off 80 overs (Matthew Coles 103, Alex Brooks 71; Aidan Peek 2-31) defeated Sydney University 86 off 33 overs (Sanjiv Khalkho 37, Brayden Dilley 23; Steven Lewis 6-5 including a hat-trick, Jackson Coutts 2-22) and 1-79 (James Robertson 37, Vince Umbers 33 not out) on the first innings at Snape Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Eastern Suburbs. Points: Eastern Suburbs 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 256 off 73.5 overs (Zohirul Islam 72, William Masojada 60, Liam Coelho 44; Sam Greenland 5-32, Jack Mahony 3-44) drew with Eastern Suburbs 7-94 off 55 overs (Chris Thanos 28, Hamish Dunlop 24 not out; Tom Hill 5-27, Luca Dimeglio 2-13) after rain stopped play on day two at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points Sydney University 1, Eastern Suburbs 1.
Poivedin-Gray Shield (Under 21) – Round 1 (Twenty-20)
Bankstown 1-119 off 13.5 overs (Brendan Smith 56 not out, Peter Dignam 40) defeated Sydney University 6-117 off 20 overs (Varun George 83; Niran Wijewardene 2-21) by nine wickets at Bankstown Oval on Sunday. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Bankstown 3, Sydney University 0.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 3
Eastern Suburbs drew with Sydney University at Waverley Oval – match abandoned due to wet weather.
Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Round 1