A patient 133 from Sydney University No.3 Nick Larkin put the Students in a strong position at stumps on day one of their Round 12 clash with Northern District at No.1 Oval on Saturday.
The stylish right-hander cracked 17 boundaries in a 265-minute stay at the crease to help Sydney University to 8(dec)-300. Northern District were 0-8 at stumps.
Larkin put some backbone into the Sydney University innings after they had lost NSW representative openers Scott Henry for one and Ryan Carters for nine. He shared a 123-run partnership with Sean Abbott (27) to right the ship and then consolidated with stands of 79 with Greg Mail (53) and 45 with Mark Faraday (19).
While it was his first century of the season in the Sydney competition, Larkin has been a model of consistency, compiling 711 runs in the three forms of the game at the healthy average of 47.4
Sydney University’s other century-maker at the weekend was Second Grade No.3 Adam Theobald, who posted 146 against Northern District at Mark Taylor Oval. Theobald hit 14 boundaries and four sixes in his 165-ball knock to lift his season aggregate to 591 runs at 53.7.
Sydney University Seconds were 8-300 at stumps in reply to Northern District’s 82. Ben Joy collected 6-49 after Sydney University had won the toss and sent the hosts in.
The Students remain at the helm of the First Grade competition on 63 points, with Penrith (54), Mosman (46), Manly-Warringah (43), Randwick Petersham (43) and Bankstown (43) making up the top six.
Sydney University Seconds are now second on the competition ladder behind Gordon, with Northern District, St George, Sydned and Randwick-Petersham making up the six.
Sydney University also head the Third Grade table, are 16th in Fourth Grade and 11th in Fifth Grade.
And Sydney University also head the Club Championship on 1063 points, with Sutherland (1010), Northern District (987 and Randwick-Petersham (970) the main contenders.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 11, January 25 (Limited overs)
First Grade: Sydney University 183 off 48.3 overs (Greg Mail 36, Nick Larkin 32,Liam Robertson 21; Luke Edgell 3-23, Tim Cruickshank 2-21) d Manly-Warringah 54 off 19.4 overs (Nigel Cowell 7-22, Tim Ley 2-9) by 129 runs, with a bonus point, at Manly Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Manly-Warringah 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 7-151 off 36.3 overs (Jack Hill 46 not out, Steven Hobson 37; Sam Alexander 3-33) d Manly-Warringah 150 off 48.3 overs (Taylor Beatty 73, Mickey Edwards 20; Ben Joy 4-15, Lew McMahon 4-16) by three wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Sydney University 6, Manly-Warringah 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 7-264 off 50 overs (Max Hope 93, Joe Kershaw 57, Jack Holloway, 26, Ash Cowan 25; Arshdeep Virdi 2-29, Matthew Alexander 1-36) d Manly-Warringah 199 off 45.1 overs (Craig Little 56, Sam Gainsford 35; Kerrod McPherson 2-22, Joe Kershaw 2-29) by65 runs at Graham Reserve. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Manly-Warringah 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 4-214 off 44 overs (Sudi Sivapalan 81, Jack Maddocks 45, Andrew Deveraj 43) d Manly-Warringah 8-213 off 50 overs (Nicholas McCallum-Toomey 34, Jacob Graham 33, Matthew Cole 31; Thomas Hill 4-48) by six wickets at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Sydney University 6, Manly-Warringah 0.
Fifth Grade: Manly-Warringah 5-110 off 27.4 overs (Hamish Ferguson 32; Jarrod Waterlow 2-14) d Sydney University 106 off 30.4 overs (Peter Eakin 34, Kalindu Karigawasam 27; Jake Carden 4-25, Ben Kittley 3-17) by five wickets, with a bonus point, at Mike Pawley Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Manly-Warringah 7, Sydney University 0.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 12, February 1 and 8 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney University 8(dec)-300 off 88 overs (Nick Larkin 133, Greg Mail 53, Sean Abbott 27, Tim Ley 25 not out; Harry Conway 3-42) v Northern District 0-7 off six overs, stumps, day one at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Second Grade: Northern District 82 off 26.1 overs (Jason Hayward 40 not out; Ben Joy 6-49, David Miller 2-24) v Sydney University 8-320 off 67 overs (Adam Theobald 146, Joshua Richards 56, David Miller 49, Steven Hobson 24), stumps, day one at Mark Taylor Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Northern District.
Third Grade: Northern District 188 off 63.5 overs (Kane Milne 77) v Sydney University 0-51 off 14 overs; stumps, day one at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Northern District.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 152 off 54 overs v Northern District 5-80 off 24 overs; stumps, day one at Asquith Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 246 off 66.4 overs (James Shepherd 85, Joe Dorph 45; Braden Cheng 5-84) v Northern District 3-16 off 11 overs (Christopher Campbell 2-2), stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Sydney University.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 11 (Limited overs)
Fairfield-Liverpool 7-174 off 50 overs (no details) d Sydney University 169 off 49.2 overs (Michael Harris 40, Stuart Hastings 27) by three wickets at St Paul’s College Oval.
Sydney Women’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 16 (Twenty20)
First Grade: Universities 0-96 off 10.4 overs (Rachael Haynes 59 not out, Georgie Redmayne 29 not out) d Gordon 6-94 off 20 overs (Mary Molloy 33, Hannah Trollip 25; Emily Mifsud 2-9, Kate Owen 2-24) by 10 wickets, with a bonus point, at Chatswood Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Universities 7, Gordon 0.
Second Grade: Universities bye.
Brewer Shield – Round 4 (40 overs)
Universities 7-140 off 40 overs (Olivia Porter 50 ret) d Northern District 128 off 35.4 overs (Olivia Porter 3-18, Jade Christie 2-21, Dharshia Srinivas 2-25) by 12 runs at Asquith Oval. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Universities.