Graham Croker

All-rounder Ian Moran punished the University of NSW bowling attack for 263 minutes at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Saturday on his was to 152, allowing the hosts to declare at 4-325.

While Moran was busy hitting his highest first grade score, that included 13 boundaries and four sixes, he also figured in a 181-run stand with No.3 Scott Henry (82), his highest partnership since coming to grade in the 2005-06 season.

His previous highest partnership was 146 with opener Will Hay – against Gordon last season. Any chance of breaking that record was extinguished when captain Hay was run out for one on Saturday, giving him plenty of time to contemplate a closure.

He called a halt to the innings late in the day, giving Sydney University’s Mark Cameron and Josh Toyer eight overs to work on UNSW openers Angus Robson and James McNeil, who held out to be 0-24 at stumps.

An intriguing day’s play should ensue between the two arch rivals next Saturday.

UNSW Seconds were well poised at 9-378 at stumps on day one, thanks to Murray Creed’s unbeaten 207, while their Thirds were 7-244 at stumps.

Sydney University Fourths will need quick wickets next Saturday, with UNSW 1-119 in reply to Sydney University’s 191, while UNSW Fifths were also well-positioned at 9-229 at stumps on day one at St Paul’s College Oval.

Northern District proved too strong for Universities in the opening round of the Sydney women’s grade competition at Waitara Oval.

The hosts racked up 1-129 off just 28.3 overs in reply to Universities 8-128 in their limited overs fixture.

Gordon also proved too strong – in Round 2 – posting 6-149 in reply to Universities 4-114.




Men’s Sydney Grade competition – Round 3 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Sydney 4(dec)-325 (Ian Moran 152, Scott Henry 52, Mark Faraday 42 not out, Greg Mail 25; James Henry 1-24) v UNSW 0-24, stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Won by UNSW. Batted first: Sydney University.

Second Grade: UNSW 9-378 (Murray Creed 207 not out, Stuart McKay 55, William Lindsay 44; Michael Culkoff 2-54, Chris Withers 2-92, Robert Edwards 2-96) v Sydney University, stumps, day one, at the Village Green. Toss: UNSW.

Third Grade: UNSW 7-244 (Sean Gardner, 63, Timothy Hood 55, Eris Zehner 51; Hasi Balasuriya 3-28, Ben Joy 3-69) v Sydney University, stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: UNSW.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 191 (Nick Fitzgerald 41. Ash Cowan 29, Charles Cull 24; Alexander Charlwood 3-29, Thomas Jagot 2-32) v UNSW 1-119 (Jack Roach 50 not out, Thomas Jagot 34, Gavin Pereira 31), stumps, day one, at David Phillips North Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.

Fifth Grade: UNSW 9-229 (Manus Choudhury 65, Philip Hartig-Franc 45, David Jebb 40, Vivek Ambat 33; Simon Cowell 3-28, Virosh Poolagasandrum 225, Angus Glynn 2-48), stumps, day one, at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: UNSW.


Women’s Sydney Grade competition (One-day) – Round 1

First Grade: Northern District 1-129 off 28-3 overs (Kristine Britt 64 not out, Nupur Sharma 31; Kate Owen 1-18, Caitlin Rawstron 1-28) d Universities 8-128 (Alex Blackwell 44, Sarah Stephenson 21; Chelsea Bower 2-20, Georgia Elwiss 1-12) at Waitara Oval on Sunday, October 10. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Northern District 6, Universities 0.

Round 2

First Grade: Gordon 6-149 (C Annaveld 80 not out, Hannah Trollip 33; Sarah Stephenson 2-17) d Universities 4-114 (Alison Parkin 46 not out; Kristy Williams 1-18) at Village Green on Sunday, October 17.

Women’s National League (Limited overs) – Round 1

NSW 5-395 off 50 overs (Alex Blackwell 157, Lisa Sthalekar 75) d Tasmania 160 off 36.4 overs (Elyse Perry 4-10) by 235 runs. Player of the match: Alex Blackwell.