Having lost the 2009-10 Sydney Grade Cricket limited overs final two weeks ago, Sydney University saw another possible title slip away on Sunday when they were bundled out of the Poidevin-Gray Shield.
Playing Penrith in a semi-final of the shield, the Students amassed 9-188 off their 50 overs, but could not contain Penrith, who rattled off 1-191 off just 39.3 overs to earn a berth in the final with St George.
After winning the toss and batting at Howell Oval, Sydney University slumped to 3-33 before Chris Jones joined opener Ben Larkin in a 56-run partnership. But when Jones was run out for 41, the Students struggled through their 50 overs, with Larkin remaining not out on 89.
Penrith quick Max McNamara provided most of the problems for Sydney University, finishing with 5-21 from his 10 overs.
After Penrith lost opener Jordan Silk for 17, Jarryd Blake (91 not out) and No.3 Tim Cummins (72 not out) put on a 171-run partnership to clinch the semi-final.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Semi-final
Penrith 1-191 (Jarryd Blake 91 not out, Tim Cummins 72 not out) d Sydney University 9-188 Ben Larkin 89 not out, Chris Jones 41; Max McNamara 5-21) at Howell Oval. Penrith to meet St George in final.
Sydney Grade competition – Round 14
First Grade: Parramatta 8(dec)-245 (Adam Turrell 65, Brenton Cherry 45, Luke Forbes 37, Michael Wood 28; Tom Keirath 3-76, Ian Moran 2-59) d Sydney University 226 (Tom Keirath 50, Josh Toyer 34 not out, Liam Robertson 30, Will Hay 26; Anthony Marr 3-59, Michael Wood 2-41, Daniel Jackson 2-45, Ben Martin 2-59) and 1-41 (Mark Faraday 23 not out) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 7(dec)-351 (Michael Culkoff 130 not out, Adam Theobald 92, Tim Ley 69 not out; James Parkinson 5-59, Luke Dempsey 2-50) d Parramatta 113 Michael Culkoff 7-25, Tim Ley 2-38) and 6-230 (Nicholas Bertus 89, Matt Windred 87; Shashi Keshar 2-45) on the first innings at Old Kings Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Parramatta 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 226 (Jack Hammond 56, Suda Sivapalin 52, Matthew Gregory 38, Ken Huckle 26; Steve Karam 3-33, Peter Freney 3-57, James Pike 2-49) d Parramatta 195 (Luke Trudgett 52, Steve Karam 40, Ben Abbott 31, Tim Fragogianis 26 not out; Alasdair Grant 3-28, Dave Jessup 2-19, Brendon Smith 2-23) on the first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Parramatta 0.
Fourth Grade: Parramatta 187 (Mark Ward 53, Scott Copperfield 32 not out, Ankur Patel 31; Kerrod McPherson 5-23, Josh Lawrence 2-30) d Sydney University 132 (Kerrod McPherson 33 not out, Josh Lawrence 23; Shane Cassell 4-32, Scott Copperfield 2-16, Jonathan Brayshaw 2-29) on the first innings at Merrylands Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Parramatta. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: 7(dec)-285 (Jim Kazaglis 73, Benjamin Peacock 53 not out, Aaron Khongwar 36, Angus Glynne 34 not out) v Parramatta 48 (Virosh Poolasangandrum 4-2, Angus Glynne 3-11,Jim Kazaglis 2-10) and 7-204 (Jahangir Jadoon 97, Luke McNaught 60; James Rodgers 3-19) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Parramatta 0.