Former Australian One-Day and Test representative Leah Poulton unleashed on the Bankstown bowling attack with an innings of 129 from just 66 deliveries in a Sydney Women’s Twenty20 round three match at Bankstown Oval on Saturday.

The Universities opener cracked 12 sixes and eight fours in her 67-minute stay. She shared an opening stand of 119 with Rachael Haynes, another Australian representative, who scored a ‘pedestrian’ 44 from 30 balls, and 79 with Lydia Greenway, who finished with 12 not out.

Universities rattled up an imposing 3-201 from their 20 overs before limiting Bankstown to 7-121 off 20 overs. Ashleigh Gardner topscored for the hosts with 41, while Kate Owen (2-28), Melissa Norup (1-19), Kate Coppack (1-8) and Emily Mifsud (1-10) shared the spoils.

Poulton retired from international one-day cricket at the end of the 2012 season to concentrate on club cricket and the Twenty20 format. She topscored with 48 in Universities’ round one win over Penrith.

Universities also took the points in their round two tilt with Campbelltown-Camden, and head the Twenty20 competition with their win at Bankstown.

The Sydney Women’s (Limited-Overs) Grade competition starts this weekend with Universities up against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby No.1 Oval.


Sydney Women’s Twenty20 competition – Round 3

First Grade: Universities 3-201 off 20 overs (Leah Poulton 129, Rachael Haynes 44; Emma Newman 2-36) d  Bankstown 7-121 off 20 overs (Ashleigh Gardner 41, Rhiannon Dick 20 not out; Kate Owen 2-28, Melissa Norup 1-19, Kate Coppack 1-8, Emily Mifsud 1-10) by 80 runs at Bankstown Oval. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 6, Bankstown 0.

Second Grade: Bankstown 2-109 off 15.3 overs (Sue Fairhurst 49 not out, Emma Newman 21 not out; Renee Hebden 1-9) d Universities 6-108 off 20 overs (Kate Coppack 31, Felicity Goodwin 21; Chloe Devlin 2-12) by eight wickets at Bankstown Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Universities. Points: Bankstown 6, Universities 0.

Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 4

Third Grade: Universities Blue v Blacktown at Walshaw Park (No details available).

Third Grade: Universities Gold bye.

Brewer Shield – Round 4 (Limited Overs)

Universities 5-136 off 37.3 overs (Darshana Kannan 23,  Stella Campbell 22, Anastasia Sims 20 not out; Angelina Genford 1-16, Kristeen Chattree 1-15) d Bankstown 35 off 17.3 overs Angelina Genford 13 not out; Sarah Turner 3-4, Samantha Robinson 1-3, Amy McKay 1-9) at David Phillips North Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.

Men’s cricket Scoreboard

Kingsgrove Sports Men’s Twenty20 Cup – Grand Final

St George 3-173 off 20 overs (Stewart McCabe 63, Steven Cazzulino 45, Simon Chu 27; Jonte Pattison 1-23, Greg Mail 1-28) d Sydney University 5-129 off 20 overs (David Miller 50 not out, Greg Mail 25, Darius Visser 17 not out; Mitchell Edwards 2-21, Andrew Hicks 1-20) by 44 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Toss: St George. Batted first: St George.

Format: Two pools of 12 teams each (Sydney Sixes pool and Thunder pool), including teams from Newcastle, ACT, Central Coast and Illawarra. Sydney University topped the Thunder pool and Blacktown topped the Sixes pool. Sydney University defeated second-placed Fairfield-Liverpool to earn a grand final berth, while St George defeated Blacktown to move into the grand final.  

Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 3 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Bankstown 6-303 (82, Jake Cormack 69, Daniel Solway 50, Kerrod White 46; Nigel Cowell 3-65, Tim Ley 2-58) d Sydney University 7(dec)-302 off 96 overs (Scott Henry 105, Greg Mail 67, Tim Ley 39 not out, Nick Larkin 38; Mitchell Phelps 4-63, Jarrad Burke 3-49) on the first innings at Bankstown Memorial Oval. Toss:   Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Bankstown 6, Sydney University 0.

Second Grade: Sydney University 208 off 83 overs (Ben Trevor-Jones 49, Max Hope 46; David Lozinski 4-58, Matthew Smith 2-25) d Bankstown 208 off 74.4 overs (Michael Arblaster 63, Daniel Hayes 30, Matthew Smith 27, Rhys Williams 24; Joe Kershaw 3-27, Tom Kierath 3-31) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.

Third Grade: Sydney University 8(dec)-265 off 80 overs (Alexander Shaw 88, James Larkin 72; Thomas Sowden 3-60, Jehan Bilimoria 2-38) d Bankstown 208 off 70 overs (Brendan Smith 73) on the first innings at Jensen Park. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points:  Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 291 off 69.2 overs (Charles Cull 77 not out, Suda Sivapalan 54, Matthew Skinner 40, Kieran Tate 37, Matt Lowen 32; Ben Hunt 3-67, James Hawkesworth 3-70) drew with Bankstown 7-284 off 70 overs (Kayne Grove 87, Connor Wilkinson 61, Niran Wijewardene 59; Joshua Stewart 5-64, William Clayton 1-12) at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 0, Bankstown 0.

Fifth Grade: Sydney University 300 off 79.5 overs (Jarrod Waterlow 131, Michael Harris 53, Thomas Hill 44; Luke Maloney 3-47, Alex Kouventaris 2-14) drew with Bankstown 9-246 off 76 overs (Brendan Clark 69, Hayden Probert 36, Robert Lenard 26, Faisal Nasim 26; Jonathon 5-28, Aravinth Kushelakumaran 3-44 at Grahame Thomas Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 0, Bankstown 0.

Metropolitan Cup – Round 3 (Two-day match)

Mosman 171 off 48.1 overs (Matthew Junk 44, Jack Doolan 30, David Buek 26) and 141 off 42.4 overs (no details available) d v Sydney University 159 off 41.3 overs (no details available) 9-121 off 23 overs (no details available) on the first innings at Balmoral Oval. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Mosman 6, Sydney University 0.