Sydney University wrapped up the Sydney Grade Cricket Club Championship and the First Grade minor premiership despite losing to Bankstown in the main grade at the weekend.
First Grade finished on 81 competition points in the Belvidere Cup, suffering two losses in the 15 rounds, to claim the minor premiership. Penrith (66), Randwick-Petersham (61), Mosman (58), Manly-Warringah (55) and Bankstown (55) make up the top six.
SUCC finished with 1458 points to claim the Club Championship, with Northern District (1268) and Penrith (1230) the closest contenders.
The Qualifying Finals will be held this Saturday and Sunday, with Sydney University hosting Bankstown at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Play starts at 10am on both days.
In other First Grade qualifying finals, Penrith will host Manly-Warringah at Howell Oval, and Randwick-Petersham will host Mosman at Coogee Oval.
Semi-finals will be played on March 29 and 30, with the three-day final scheduled for April 4, 5 and 6.
Sydney University Second Grade also finished the season as minor premiers, finishing the competition proper on 86 points, well of Northern District (67), Gordon (66), St George (65), Sydney 60 and Mosman (56), who made up the top six.
Sydney University Thirds finished second on the competition ladder on countback from Sydney. Both teams finished on 70 points, with Northern District (69), Manly-Warringah (69), Sutherland (66) and Gordon (66) making up a tight-knit top six.
The Students finished 14th in Fourth Grade and 8th in Fifth Grade.
Gordon finished with the minor premiership in the Metropolitan Cup competition on 88 points, with Sydney University (73), Blacktown (69), Western Suburbs (67), Penrith (60) and Fairfield-Liverpool (53) making up the top six going into the qualifying finals.
Sydney Men’s – Grade Cricket competition – Round 15 (March 15 and 16.)
First Grade: Bankstown 8-178 off 55.3 overs (Scott Henry 66, Jonte Pattison 41, Mark Faraday 22; Nathan McAndrew 4-21, Daryl Tuffey 3-16) d Sydney University 177 off 66.2 overs (Ashley Paddison 44, Jake Cormack 32, Ethan Leten 30; Greg Mail 2-35, Nigel Cowell 2-36, Tim Ley 2-36) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Bankstown 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 4-83 off 26.1 overs (Joshua Richards 35, Steven Hobson 16, Jack Hill 13; Matthew Smith 2-22, Rhys Williams 2-30) d Bankstown 82 off 26.2 overs (Iain Ridley 22, Michael Challita 19; Joe Kershaw 3-8, Brodie Frost 3-19) on the first innings with a bonus point at Bankstown Memorial Oval. Toss: Bnkstown. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Sydney University 7, Bankstown 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 132 off 41.2 overs (Alexander Shaw 31, Joshua Ryan 24; David Lozinski 4-20) d Bankstown 108 off 41 overs (Brendan Smith 33; Kerrod McPherson 5-22, Lewis McMahon 3-16) by 24 runs at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 299 off 44.4 overs (Suda Sivapalan 122, Alex Mihalyka 61, Alasdair Grant 41; Luke Maloney 3-52) d Bankstown 6-176 off 36.1 overs (Ben le Bas 31, Bailey Dickinson 30) on the first innings at Jensen Park. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 8-230 off 50 overs (Joe Dorph 67, James Sheperd 62, Brendan Pryke 33; Connor Wilkinson 3-32) d Bankstown 105 off 33.4 overs (Ben Hoppitt 28 not out, Ernest Ng 21) by 125 runs with a bonus point at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Bankstown 0.
Metropolitan Cup competition – Round 15
Sydney University 4-85 off 18.2 overs d Randwick-Petersham 84 off 43.3 overs.
Sydney Women’s Grade Cricket – Semi-finals
First Grade: Universities 3-88 off 31 overs (Rachael Haynes 38) d Bankstown Sports 119 off 25 overs (Carly Ryan 39; Rachael Haynes 3-15, Emily Mifsud 3-24) on the first innings at David Phillips Oval. Toss: Bankstown Sports. Batted first: Universities. Universities through to final against St George-Sutherland who drew their semi-final with Sydney.