Sydney University’s promising start to the 2013-14 cricket season continued at Raby No.1 Oval on Saturday when they put themselves in a strong position to claim outright points against Campbelltown-Camden.

Having won the toss and sent Campbelltown-Camden in to bat, the Students rolled the hosts for 132, with quick Will Somerville 2-7, young leg-spinner Jonte Pattison 2-10 and skipper Greg Mail 2-20 claiming the bulk of the wickets.

Sydney University reeled in the total and by the close of play were 1-131, with opener Ryan Carters unbeaten on 46 and Mark Faraday on 45. The Students lost opener Scott Henry for 38.

With a solid batting line-up headed by Mail and Nick Larkin sitting in the sheds, Sydney University will be pushing for an outright result next Saturday.

Carters, a 23-year-old wicketkeeper and right-hand batsman, made 36 on debut for the club in the first round, first innings win over Eastern Suburbs at Waverley Oval.

The former Victorian representative made his first-class debut against England at the MCG in 2010, scoring 16 and 68 in a drawn four-day match. He also captained the Victorian Second XI while studying at the University of Melbourne.

“He wanted to transfer his studies to Sydney University and we were very fortunate to secure his services,” Sydney University coach Gary Whitaker said. “He trains hard, is a very good cricketer and a talented student. He’s now contracted with the NSW squad.”

Sydney University Seconds are also pushing for an outright result at No.2 Oval.

Josh Toyer claimed 6-52 as the Students rolled Campbelltown-Camden for 118 after they had won the toss and batted.

Sydney University declared at 6-219, with Alex Logan (70), Will Hay (51) and Adam Theobald (37) providing lucrative contributions. Campbelltown-Camden were 0-13 in their second innings at stumps.

Sydney University Third, Fourth and Fifth grades are all in positions to claim first innings points.


Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 1 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 132 (Ardil Domingo 34, Arjun Bagga 24 not out, Brendan Jones 24; Will Somerville 2-7, Jonte Pattison 2-10, Greg Mail 2-20) v Sydney University 1-131 (Ryan Carters 46 not out, Mark Faraday 45 not out, Scott Henry 38), stumps, day one at Raby No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.

Second Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 118 (Jaydyn Simmons 24, Abdul Kherkhah 16; Josh Toyer 6-52, Kerrod McPherson 2-19) and 0-13 v Sydney University 6(dec)-219 (Alex Logan 70, Will Hay 51, Adam Theobald 37; Jason Hayward 4-41 including a hat-trick), stumps, day one at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.

Third Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 237 (Anthony George 46, Keegan Moodliar 38) v Sydney University 0-19, stumps, day one at Raby No.2 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.

Fourth Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 242 (Aaron Viles 46 not out, Daniel Constable 42, Jaimie Malskaitis 40, Cameron Binskin 33; William Clayton 6-70, Jonathon New 3-45) v Sydney University 2-42 (Matt Skinner 23), stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.

Fifth Grade: Sydney University 239 (Jarrod Waterlow 85, Joe Dorph 53) v Campbelltown-Camden 2-49, stumps, day one at Raby No.3 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.

Sydney Women’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 1 (Limited overs)

First Grade: Universities 5-472 off 50 overs (Alex Blackwell 223, Rachael Haynes 168, Kara Sutherland 33; Wui-Kwan Wong 2-51) d Northern District 8-179 off 50 overs (Rebecca Silk 59, Wui-Kwan Wong 31; Kara Sutherland 3-16, Rosamond Kember 2-17) at the Village Green. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 6, Northern District 0.