Sydney University’s quest for more cricket silverware came unstuck at University Oval on Sunday when Northern District posted a 95-run win to claim the 2013-14 First Grade Limited Overs final.
The match had been called off the previous Sunday when heavy rain intervened, but the rescheduled final was played in perfect conditions, with the visitors winning the toss and taking first use of wicket.
Daniel Hughes led the way as Northern District rattled up an imposing 9-254 from their 50 overs. The opener top-scored with 67, cracking seven boundaries and a six in his 81-ball stay.
Hughes shared a 102-run partnership with No.3 Neil Kimberley (44) to set the scene for a big total, and Chris Green (53 not out) and Andrew Harriott (33) duly obliged.
Young University leg-spinner Jonte Pattison turned in a handy 10-over spell to claim 2-37, including Hughes and Kimberley, while Will Somerville picked up 2-41 from his 10 overs. All-rounder Sean Abbott went for 76 from his 10 overs.
Sydney University were in trouble from the outset, losing NSW run-machine Ryan Carters for a duck, Nick Larkin for four, Abbott for three and skipper Greg Mail for a duck, to be 4-34.
Opener Scott Henry kept the Students’ hopes alive, topscoring with 69 from 71 balls, including seven boundaries and a six. But when he was bowled by Green, Sydney University were a shaky 5-99.
Mark Faraday (44) and David Miller (23) kept the scoreboard ticking, but Green had the last say, finishing with 5-28 from eight overs.
Having finished minor premiers in the Limited Overs competition, Sydney University were looking to claim the treble. They also lead the two-day competition for the Belvidere Cup and have already clinched the Club Championship. But it was not to be, with Northern District proving too good on the day.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket – Limited Overs final (Sunday, March 9)
Northern District 9-254 off 50 overs (Daniel Hughes 67, Chris Green 53 not out, Neil Kimberley 44, Andrew Harriott 33; Jonte Pattison 2-37, Will Somerville 2-41) d Sydney University 159 off 40.5 overs (Scott Henry 69, Mark Faraday 44, David Miller 23; Chris Green 5-28, Harry Conway 4-29) by 95 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Northern District.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket – Round 14 (First day washed out.)
First Grade: Sydney University 3-212 off 53 overs (Nick Larkin 87, David Miller 42 not out, Liam Robertson 42, Greg Mail 34 not out; Mathew Junk 1-19) d Mosman 211 off 66.3 overs (Patrick Pisel 61, Ashley Doolan 43, Jason Hughes 41; Nigel Cowell 3-29, Jonte Pattison 3-57, Tim Ley 2-30) by seven wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Sydney University 6, Mosman 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 235 off 67 overs (Joe Kershaw 72, Max Hope 67, Darius Visser 30; Danul Dassanayake 3-38, George Crowe 3-51) d Mosman 150 off 43.3 overs (Danul Dassnayake 45, John Procajlo 32; Darius Visser 5-34) by 85 runs at Allan Borer Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Mosman 0.
Third Grade: Mosman 2-214 off 50 overs (Matthew Baille 60, Chris Payne 34) d Sydney University 9-212 off 50 overs (Alexander Shaw 48, Jack Holloway 32; Mark Frei 3-30, Jack Dowd 2-29) at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Mosman 6, Sydney University 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5-106 off 52 overs (Alex Mihalyka 47, Suda Sivapalan 41) d Mosman 101 off 56.1 overs (Ben Knight 37) by five wickets at Rawson Park. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Sydney University 6, Mosman 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 8-219 off 50 overs (no details available) d Mosman 55 off 22.2 overs (no details available) by 164 runs, with a bonus point, at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Mosman 0.
Sydney Women’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 21 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: Universities 8-192 off 46.3 overs (Alex Blackwell 70, Kate Owen 31, Rachael Haynes 26; Naomi Stalenberg 2-22, Kate Waeford 2-27, Lauren Cheatle 2-29) d Campbelltown-Camden 189 off 40.3 overs (Sarah Coyte 94; Alison Parkin 4-29, Felicity Goodwin 3-21) by two wickets at the Village Green. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.