Young Sydney University batsmen Lachlan Carfax and Nicholas Arnold will go into tomorrow’s qualifying final of the A.W. Green Shield (Under 16s) with last match centuries under their belts.
Carfax cracked 153 for Sydney University’s Metropolitan Cup side in their 106-run win over Western Suburbs at St Andrew’s College Oval on Saturday, while Arnold hit 115 in Sydney University’s 134-run win over Western Suburbs in the final round of the Green Shield at No.1 Oval last Thursday.
Sydney University will meet Northern District at Mark Taylor Oval tomorrow (Tuesday) in one of the four Green Shield qualifying finals. The other qualifying finals include: Penrith v St George at Howell Oval, Bankstown v North Sydney at Jensen Park, and Manly-Warringah v Gordon at Manly Oval.
Carfax hit 26 boundaries and a six on Saturday in producing his highest score of a run-laden season, which includes innings of 51 in Fifth Grade and 76 in Metropolitan Cup games.
He opened the innings in the seven round games of the A.W. Green Shield, which is played during the school holidays, with innings of 57 against St George, 25 (Parramatta), 64 (Mosman), 26 (Hawkesbury), 47 (UNSW), 19 (Fairfield-Liverpool) and an lbw duck against Western Suburbs.
The semi-finals of the Green Shield will be played on Thursday, January 22, with the final scheduled for Monday, January 26.
Meanwhile, Sydney University returned to the winner’s list in the Sydney Grade competition, with a 24-run win over Gordon in their Round 7 match at Chatswood Oval.
NSW top-order batsman Scott Henry set up University’s big total of 8-285 with an innings of 109, while Greg Mail returned to form with 65, and Ed Cowan chipped in with 33 while fitting in a club match during a lull in the Sheffield Shield competition.
The Students rolled Gordon for 261 in the 49th over thanks to Tim Ley (2-37), Liam Robertson (2-41) and Nigel Cowell (2-43). Harry Evans (61), Reece Bombas (52) and Tym Crawford (35) kept the hosts in the game until the final few overs.
Second Grade opener Will Hay started the new year where he left off 2014 – in form. Hay posted 125 in Sydney University’s 150-run win over Gordon at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Saturday.
The Students were all out for a modest 251 in the 49th over, but rolled Gordon for 101 in 33 overs to pick up a valuable bonus point. Josh Toyer (4-34) and Joe Kershaw (2-20) were the pick of the trundlers.
Gordon won Third Grade, while Sydney University collected the points in Fourth and Fifth Grades.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – A.W. Green Shield (Under 16 – Limited Overs)
Round 1: Sydney University 7-190 off 49.1 overs (Lachlan Carfax 57, Nicholas Arnold 39, Douglas Rogers 36; Tom Englelbrecht 2-37) d St George 187 off 49.4 overs (Ben Panayopoulos 47, Cooper Cheney 42; James Haldane 3-24, Lachlan Carfax 2-11) by three wickets at Hurstville Oval on December 18. Toss: St George. Batted first: St George. Points: Sydney University 6, St George 0.
Round 2: Sydney University 8-248 off 50 overs (Lachlan Carfax 25 – no details available) d Parramatta 127 off 43.1 overs (Scott Browning 38, Ryan Peacock 31) by 107 runs, with a bonus point, at Old King’s Oval on December 21. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Parramatta 0.
Round 3: Mosman 9-170 off 50 overs (Alastair James 33, Matthew Moran 33, Jack Leggott 25 not out; Aravinth Kushelakumaran 3-22, James Haldane 2-26) d Sydney University 120 off 29.3 overs (Lachlan Carfax 64; Matthew Moran 6-34) by 50 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval on December 23. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Mosman 6, Sydney University 0.
Round 4: Hawkesbury 8-143 off 47 overs (Param Uppal 47, Reece Lipowicz 26; Lachlan Carfax 3-13) d Sydney University 138 off 45 overs (Eoin Liehr 30, Lachlan Carfax 26, Kobe Carroll 19; Arsh Kapila 3-12) by five runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval on January 6. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury. Points: Hawkesbury 6, Sydney University 0.
Round 5: Sydney University 3-166 (Lachlan Carfax 47, Anthony Johnson 47; Eoin Liehr 31; Jack Hardwicke-Owen 1-20) d UNSW 161 off 47.5 overs (Anthony Melnyk 27, Benjamin Page 24; Aravinth Kushelakumaran 3-20, Nicholas Arnold 2-16, Lachlan Carfax 1-23) by seven wickets, with a bonus point, at David Phillips South Oval on January 8. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: UNSW. Points: Sydney University 7, UNSW 0.
Round 6: Sydney University 170 off 46.4 overs (Nicholas Arnold 65, Hugh Kermond 30, Douglas Rogers 19 not out, Lachlan Carfax 19; John Hemmings 2-13, Rohan Indap 2-25) d Fairfield-Liverpool 86 off 46.3 overs (Raveesh Srivastava 28; Lawrence Neil-Smith 3-13, Nicholas Arnold 2-11) by 84 runs, with a bonus point, at Rosedale Oval on Tuesday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
Round 7: Sydney University 8-262 off 50 overs (Nicholas Arnold 115, Anthony Johnston 60, Hugh Kermond 25; Kaveen Marasinghe 3-51, Nathan Webster 2-30) d Western Suburbs 128 off 43.1 overs (Christopher Sebamalai 31, Lachlan Anchique 29; Aravinth Kushelakumaran 3-17, Lawrence Neil-Smith 3-19) by 134 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Thursday, January 15.
Top eight: Penrith (40), Bankstown (40), Manly-Warringah (39), Northern District (39), Sydney University (34), Gordon (31) North Sydney (26), St George (25).
Qualifying finals: Tuesday, January 20.
Penrith v St George at Howell Oval.
Bankstown v North Sydney at Jensen Park.
Manly-Warringah v Gordon at Manly Oval.
Northern District v Sydney University at Mark Taylor Oval.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 7 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: Sydney University 8-285 off 50 overs (Scott Henry 109, Greg Mail 65, Ed Cowan 33; Ben Trevor-Jones 21 not out; Joshua Poysden 3-42, Daniel Smith 2-39) d Gordon 261 off 49.2 overs (Harry Evans 61, Reece Bombas 52, Tym Crawford 35; Tim Ley 2-37, Liam Robertson 2-41, Nigel Cowell 2-43) by 24 runs at Chatswood Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6. Gordon 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 251 off 49.3 overs (Will Hay 125, Joe Kershaw 45; Charlie Stobo 3-38, Blaize Irving-Holliday 2-35) d Gordon 101 off 33.3 overs (Axel Cahlin 20, Scott O’Brien 20; Josh Toyer 4-34, Joe Kershaw 2-20) by 150 runs, with a bonus point, at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Gordon 0.
Third Grade: Gordon 257 off 49.3 overs (Damon Livermore 97, Chris Spratt 47, Patrick Effeny 36) d Sydney University 111 (Ben Larkin 24) by 146 runs, with a bonus point, at Killara Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 7, Sydney University 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5-189 off 43.3 overs (Matthew Skinner 47, Ryan Danne 27, Jack Maddocks 26) d Gordon 185 off 49.1 overs (Ben Leighton 23 not out, extras 32) by five wickets at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Sydney University 6. Gordon 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 201 off 49.4 overs (James Madden 58, Cameron New 42, extras 35) d Gordon 115 off 31.2 overs (Anthony Sherman 21; Hayden Kerr 3-14, Matt Lowen 3-20, Anthony Lown 2-12) by 86 runs, with a bonus point, at Beauchamp Park on Saturday. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7. Gordon 0.
Poidevin Gray Shield (Under 21) – Quarter-Finals
Sutherland 4-182 d Manly-Warringah 181.
St George 7-166 d Parramatta 163.
Northern District 167 tied with Randwick-Petersham 167.
Campbell-Camden 9-127 d Eastern Suburbs 126.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 9 (Limited Overs)
Sydney University 5-298 off 50 overs (Lachlan Carfax 153, Anthony Johnston 62; Matthew Farmer 2-48) d Western Suburbs 9-192 off 50 overs (Robbie Ovseev 70; Jarrod Burns 2-19, Chris De Krester 2-50) by 106 runs at St Andrew’s College Oval.
Sydney Women’s Grade Competition – Twenty20 Grand- Final
First Grade: Universities 4-150 off 20 overs (no details available) d St George Sutherland 6-107 off 20 overs (no details available) by 43 runs at Coogee Oval. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities.
Universities are First Grade Twenty20 premiers for 2014-15.
Women’s Brewer Shield (Limited Overs – Under 17 Grand-Final)
Universities149 off 35.4 overs (Serena Liu 33, Olivia Porter 26, Sarah Turner 21; Sophie Heath 3-23) d Campbelltown-Camden 9-129 off 40 overs (Tahlia Wilson 60 not out, Maeghan Robinson 18; Nell Gibson 3-11) by 20 runs at Blacktown International Sports Park on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Universities.
Universities are Brewers Shield premiers for 2014-15.