Sydney University failed to secure a point across five grades in a tough opening round of the Sydney Men’s Grade cricket competition.
Manly-Warringah all-rounder Ahillen Beadle helped his side to first innings points over Sydney University in the First Grade clash at Manly Oval.
Beadle top-scored with 90 as the hosts racked up 250 on the first day of the two-day fixture and followed that up with 3-30 as Sydney University were dismissed for 189 on day two. Tim Ley cracked an unbeaten 57 for the Students, with Liam Robertson (35) and Adam Theobald (34) adding useful contributions. But Manly-Warringah collected the six points.
Manly-Warringah Second Grade held out for a draw with Sydney University Seconds at University No.1 Oval.
Sydney University batted first and posted 260 on the back of Ben Trevor-Jones’ 115, but Manly-Warringah batted out 107 overs on the second day to be 9-207 at stumps.
Manly-Warringah Thirds collected first innings points at Grahame Reserve. The hosts won the toss and declared at 4-301, thanks to Jarrod Rawlings’ unbeaten 169. Sydney University replied with 284, with James Larkin cracking 100 and Jack Holloway 73.
Manly-Warringah also collected first innings points in the Fourth Grade fixture at St Paul’s College Oval and the Fifth Grade clash at Mike Pawley Oval.
Sydney University’s Metropolitan Cup XI carried the day, taking first innings points in their two-day clash with Western Suburbs at Sydney University No.2 Oval.
Round 2 matches in the grade competition will see Sydney University up against Cempbelltown-Camden, with the First Grade fixture scheduled for Raby Oval.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 1 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Manly-Warringah 250 off 90.2 overs (Ahillen Beadle 90, Tim Cruickshank 59, Jay Lenton 43; Will Somerville 4-76, Sean Abbott 3-28, Tim Ley 3-52, Sean Abbott 2-28) d Sydney University 189 off 60.4 overs (Tim Ley 57 not out, Liam Robertson 35, Adam Theobald 34; Ahillen Beadle 3-30, Nicholas. Bills 3-34, James Munting 2-40) on the first innings at Manly Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Manly-Warringah 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 9-260 off 99 overs (Ben Trevor-Jones 115, Joe Kershaw 49; Michael Visser 4-52, Mitchell Pugh 3-25) drew with Manly-Warringah 9-203 off 107 overs (Sam Webber 57, Mitchell Pugh 46; Josh Toyer 3-34, Joe Kershaw 3-64) at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 0, Manly-Warringah 0.
Third Grade: Manly-Warringah 4(dec)-301 off 74 overs (Jarrod Rawlings 169 not out, Ryan Farrell 59) d Sydney University 284 off 85 overs (James Larkin 100, Jack Holloway 73, Alexander Shaw 33; Ryan Farrell 5-78, Sam Hole 2-47) on the first innings at Graham Reserve). Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Manly-Warringah 6, Sydney University 0.
Fourth Grade: Manly-Warringah 8-181 off 53 overs (Javed Baydari 87, Ross Trewartha 61; Will Clayton 3-38, Hayden Kerr 3-42) d Sydney University 168 off 70.2 overs (Kieran Tate 46, Andrew Deveraj 33, Anthony Lown 26; Javed Badyari 6-33) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University 0. Points: Manly-Warringah 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Manly Warringah 8(dec)-291 off 70.1 overs (Joel Mason 99, Jack Pickering 50; Simon Waddington 31; Jarrod Waterlow 2-29, Jonathon Dobson 2-42) d Sydney University 114 off 39.5 (Cameron New 24 not out, Edward Lewis 21, Jarrod Waterlow 21; Tom Kelly 2-9, Zach Trewartha 2-22) on the first innings at Mike Pawley Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Manly-Warringah 6, Sydney University 0.
Metropolitan Cup competition – Round 1 (Two-day match)
Sydney University 8(dec)-237 d Western Suburbs 153 off 67 overs (Christopher Sebamalai 49, Subapriyan Kannan 26, Matthew Estandarte 22 not out) and 5-90 (Abisheck Naid 27) on the first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Western Suburbs. Points: Sydney University 6, Western Suburbs 0.
Sydney Women’s Grade Cricket competition
The first round of the Sydney women’s competition will be played on November 9, with Universities up against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval.