Wins at the weekend in the two-day Belvedere Cup and the limited over competitions have kept Sydney University’s hopes alive for both 2008-09 titles.
A solid innings of 73 from Dave Butchart and Matthew Morgan’s unbeaten 63 helped Sydney University gain first innings points over Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval on Saturday, while Greg Mail (75), Will Hay (48) and Ben Larkin (45) helped the Students chase down Hawkesbury’s 9-211 with five balls to spare in the 50-over game at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Sunday.
Bankstown head the Belvedere Cup competition on 56 points after seven rounds. Gordon (50), St George (42), Campbelltown-Camden (40) and Hawkesbury (40) make up the top four, while Sydney University lie 11th – still in the mix – on 37 points.
Hawkesbury head the limited over competition after six rounds on (34 points), with Bankstown, (32), Penrith (28), Campbelltown-Camden (28) and Gordon (28) keeping Sydney University (25) in 6th position.
The Students are much better placed in the Club Championship, which is headed by Gordon on 715 points, followed by St George (683), Penrith (671) and Sydney University (669).
Sydney Grade competition – Round 7 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney University 9(dec)-229 (Dave Butchart 73, Matthew Morgan 63 not out, Greg Mail 27; Jarrad Burke 4-63) d Campbelltown-Camden 118 (Daniel Harding 33; Nick Dunford 6-23, Ian Moran 4-29) and 2-125 (Brett Collison 78) on first innings at Raby No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.
Second Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 8-296 (Damian Wall 83, James Pathanak 42; Kev Desai 3-79, Marty Pascal 3-97) d Sydney University 295 (Ben Larkin 50, Marty Pascal 46 not out; Damien Briscoe 5-83) on first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Third Grade: Sydney University 203 (Tim Harrington 62, James Crowley 37; Ben Isakka 4-71, Scott Warren 3-36) d Campbelltown-Camden 158 (Reece Ogle 34, Joshua Scott 22; Nigel Cowell 5-57, Sanjiv Khalko 2-28) on first innings at Raby No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 195 d Campbelltown-Camden 180 (Murray Yabsley 56, Brendan White 34; Charles Cull 4-47, Jim Kazaglis 3-35) on first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fifth Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 191 (Jamie Malskitis 65, Luke Jenkins 33; Chris Dan 6-60, Greg Metcalfe 2-30) d Sydney University 183 (David Crawford 57, Aaron Hickey 49; Jamie Malskitis 4-51, O Pervis 3-68) on first innings at Raby No.3 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.
First Grade Limited Overs – Round 6
Sydney University 213 off 49.1 overs (Greg Mail 75, Will Hay 48, Ben Larkin 45 not out, Ian Moran 25; Anthony Kershler 2 -20) d Hawkesbury 9-211 off 50 overs (Jameel Qureshi 58, Sean Clarence 30, Stephen O’Keefe 26; Ian Moran 2-22, Tom Keirath 2-42, Mark Cameron 2-46) at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury.
Men’s Ford Ranger Cup
NSW 7-291 off 50 overs (Ed Cowan 64) drew with Tasmania 8-291 at Bellerive Oval.