Randwick-Petersham skipper Adam Semple’s decision to declare at the overnight score of 8-306 was on the money at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Saturday.
The visitors rolled the Students for 166 to take first innings points in the first of the two-day round of matches in the 2015-16 Sydney Grade competition.
Randwick-Petersham posted their big first innings total on the back of Jake Scicluna’s 106, Nick Price’s 56 and Soumil Chhibber’s late order 63.
Batting at No.4, Scicluna cracked 17 boundaries in a patient 239-minute stay at the crease, during which he faced 171 balls.
Nigel Cowell was the pick of the University bowlers, collecting 5-71 from his 22 overs.
Plenty of Sydney University batsmen made starts in the run chase, but partnerships were a rarity as wickets tumbled with regularity. Ryan Carters (33), Liam Robertson (30) and Ben Trevor-Jones (21) posted almost half of the 166-run reply, with Semple (2-20), Samuel Doggett (2-21), Daniel Sams (2-22) and Chhibber (2-36) collecting the spoils.
In the lower grades, Steven Hobson cracked an unbeaten 102 to guide Sydney University Seconds to a first innings win, while James Larkin’s unbeaten 109 helped Sydney University Thirds to the first innings points.
Randwick-Petersham collected first innings points in the Fourth and Fifth grade fixtures.
Round 4 of the competition proper sees Sydney University host Sutherland at No.1 Oval on October 24 and 31.
Meanwhile, Sydney University remain unbeaten in the Thunder Conference of the Sydney Grade Twenty20 Cup competition after accounting for Western Suburbs in their Round 5 clash at Pratten Park on Sunday.
Liam Robertson’s smashed 71 off 48 deliveries, including eight boundaries and a pair of sixes, to lead the Students to 7-181 off their 20 overs.
He shared a 96-run partnership with opener David Miller, who also took the long handle to the Western Suburbs’ bowlers, with six boundaries and a six in his 40-ball stay.
The hosts were in the hunt at 3-75, but lost 7-57 to be all out for 132 off 17.5 overs. Tom Kierath collected 3-20 off his four overs, while Liam Robertson (2-16) and Nigell Cowell (2-30) shared in the spoils.
Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 3 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Randwick-Petersham 8(dec)-306 (Jake Scicluna 106, Soumil Chhibber 63, Nathan Price 56; Nigel Cowell 5-71, Ben Joy 1-37, Greg Mail 1-37) defeated Sydney University 166 (Ryan Carters 33, Liam Robertson 30, Ben Trevor-Jones 21; Adam Semple 2-20, Samuel Doggett 2-21, Daniel Sams 2-22, Soumil Chhibber 2-36) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 5-231 (Steven Hobson 102 not out, David Miller 55, Tom Decent 34 not out; Francois Neser 3-53, Barry McCarthy 2-41) defeated Randwick-Petersham 229 (Francois Neser 48, Max Moran 38, Barry McCarthy 38; Josh Toyer 3-42, Joe Kershaw 2-39) on the first innings at Coogee Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Sydney University 6, Randwick-Petersham 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 3-261 (James Larkin 109 not out, Jack Holloway 99 (James Tyson 1-47) defeated Randwick-Petersham 258 (Barton Lynch 75, Kushaal Ram 64, Karl Schubert 46; Xavier Frawley 3-54, Kieran Tate 2-28) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Sydney University 6, Randwick-Petersham 0.
Fourth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 227 (Oshanka Perera 44, Nikethan Radhakrishnan 37; Jake Day 3-39, William Clayton 2-41) defeated Sydney University 156 (Jonathon Dobson 37, Hugh Kermond 39, Douglas Rogers 28; Shailen Assani 4-23, Kyriakos Tsalikidis 4-77) on the first innings at Petersham Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 210 (Edward House 85, Luis Siddall 70, Jack Gibson 5-34, Shehan Canagasingham 2-41) versus Sydney University 176 (Glen Standing 5-41) on the first innings at Camperdown Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 0.
Sydney Men’s Twenty20 Cup – Round 5
Sydney University 7-181 off 20 overs (Liam Robertson 71, David Miller 56; Brenton Wright 3-36) defeated Western Suburbs 132 off 17.5 overs (Liam Gibson 27, Ian Butler 26; Tom Kierath 3-20, Liam Robertson 2-16, Nigel Cowell 2-30, Josh Toyer 1-16) by 49 runs at Pratten Park on Sunday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Western Suburbs 0.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 3 (Two-day match)
Sydney University 201 (Patrick Carfax 75, Tom Hamblin 47; Charith De Silva 3-37, Samuel Boynes 3-67) defeated Randwick-Petersham Gold 108 (Dale McDonough 44; Patrick Carfax 3-10, Andrew Wilkinson 3-46, Alister Donkin 2-18) on the first innings at Kensington Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Randwick-Petersham 0.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 3 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: Universities 7-115 off 27 overs (Kate Owen 37, Carly Leeson 17, Laura Marsh 17; Shannon Heath 2-12, Saskia Horley 2-19) defeated Gordon 114 off 48.2 overs (Claire Jones 28, Charlotte Anneveld 27; Claire Brown 3-8, Laura Marsh 2-11, Emily Mifsud 2-27) by three wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Sunday. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Sydney University 6, Gordon 0. 0.
Second Grade: Universities bye.
Third Grade: Universities Blue 5-213 off 40 overs (Katrina Serena 53 ret, Brooke Atkins 44, Kathryn Murphy 32 not out, Alison Chisholm 29 not out; Sonja Collins 2-38) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 205 off 37.2 overs (Yardley Polsen 72 not out, Sonja Collins 66, Wendy Maxwell 2-33, Katrina Serena 2-33, Brooke Atkins 2-38, Malina Rumble 2-39) by five wickets at Raby Oval on Sunday. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Universities Blue. Points: Universities Blue 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.
Universities Gold 8-303 off 40 overs (no details available) defeated North West Sydney 54 off 33 overs (no details available) by 249 runs at Tempe Reserve Oval on Saturday. Toss: North West Sydney. Batted first: Universities Gold. Points: Universities Gold 6, North West Sydney 0.
Sydney Women’s Brewer Shield (Under 17) – Rounds 1 and 2
Round 1: Universities 1-142 off 30.5 overs (Zoe Benjamin 47 not out, Maddy Darke 37 not out, Jade Christie 30) defeated Sydney 42, off 19.4 overs) with 2 bonus points at David Phillips North Oval on Sunday, October 11. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Sydney. Points: Universities 8, Sydney 0.
Round 2: Universities 1-266 off 40 overs (Serena Liu 32 ret, Samantha Robinson 32 ret, Claudia Johnson 30 ret, Amy McKay 30 ret, Maddy Darke 30 ret, Olivia Porter 30 ret) d Bankstown 26 off 11.1 overs (Layla Elzahr 15; Stella Campbell 5-8, Nell Gibson 2-1) by 240 runs at David Phillips South Oval on Saturday. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 6, Bankstown 0.