Graham Croker

Sydney University progressed to the final of the 2009-10 Sydney Grade Cricket Limited Overs competition with a 25-run win over Eastern Suburbs at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Sunday.
With inclement weather threatening, the match was limited to 47 overs under the Duckworth Lewis system and the Students had no hesitation in batting after winning the toss.
With Ian Moran (76), Greg Mail (67 not out) and opener Scott Henry (52) leading the way, Sydney University posted 5-255 off their 47 overs against an attack headed by Nathan Bracken, rated the world’s best one-day bowler one summer ago.
The Students then rolled Eastern Suburbs for 231 in 43.3 overs, with Marty Paskal collecting 3-33, Ian Moran 2-25 and Greg Mail 2-45. Timothy Armstrong top-scored for the visitors with 64, while Australian representative Dave Warner threatened to cut loose before being snapped up behind the stumps by Henry for 63 off the bowling of Mail. The Students will meet Sutherland in the final on February 28.
Moran’s man-of-the-match performance ended a golden eight days for the reliable all-rounder. He cracked 101 not out and collected 3-34 in Sydney University’s 70-run win over Campbelltown-Camden in the Limited Overs qualifying final on February 7 and followed that with 111 not out in the Students’ Round 13 two-day match against Sydney on Saturday.
Sydney University were 6-289 at stumps on day one of the match against Sydney, with Will Hay (46) and Mark Faraday (27) also getting among the runs.
Second, Fourth and Fifth grades were washed out, while Sydney University Third Grade were 7-152 at stumps at University No.2 Oval.


Sydney Grade Cricket – Limited overs semi-final

Sydney University 5-255 off 47 overs (maximum) (Ian Moran 76, Greg Mail 67 not out, Scott Henry 52, Chris Jones 24; Adam Zampa 2-63, Dave Warner 1-23) d Eastern Suburbs 231 off 43.3 overs (Timothy Armstrong 64, Dave Warner 63, Edmund Zelma 31 not out, William Somerville 25; Marty Paskal 3-33, Ian Moran 2-25, Greg Mail 2-45) on Duckworth Lewis method at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Sydney University to meet Sutherland in final on February 28.

Sydney Grade Cricket – Round 13

First Grade: Sydney University 6-289 (Ian Moran 111 not out, Will Hay 46, Mark Faraday 27; Darren Ettridge 3-71) v Sydney, stumps, day one at Sydney University No.1 Oval.

Second Grade: Washed out.

Third Grade: Sydney University 7-152 (Mark Hackett 45, Ken Huckle 36, Daniel Ward 35 not out; Henry Cooper 2-21, Alex Rashleigh 2-21, Sanjay Parasher 2-33) v Sydney, stumps day one at Sydney University No.2 Oval.

Fourth Grade: Washed out.

Fifth Grade: Washed out.