The debit side of the ledger at Allan Border Oval on Saturday reveals Sydney University bowlers sent down 96 overs for a return of three wickets.

The credit columns reveal Mosman helped themselves to 415 runs, with openers Nicholas Browne (206) and David Lowery (110) putting on 252 before Joe Kershaw interrupted proceedings with a successful lbw appeal against the latter.

Browne went on to crack 31 boundaries in his 260-ball stay, becoming the first English County player to score a double century in the Sydney First Grade competition.

An Essex player during the Australian winter, Browne bettered Mike Gatting’s 194 for Balmain against Central Cumberland in 1979.

And the opening stand  was the second highest in Mosman’s history, behind the unbeaten 325-run opening stand between Bede McCauley and Gordon Horsfield back in 1950.

Mosman captain Matthew Day, who was unbeaten on 40 at stumps on the first day of the two-day encounter, will probably figure he has enough in the credit columns to allow his bowlers to expend some energy when play resumes on Saturday morning.


Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 6 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Mosman 3-415 off 96 overs (Nicholas Browne 206, David Lowry 110, Jason Hughes 43 not out, Matthew Day 40 not out; Joe Kershaw 1-66, Tim Ley 1-72) versus Sydney University, stumps, day one, at Allan Border Oval. Toss: Mosman.

Second Grade:  Sydney University 166 off 84.2 overs (Joshua Richards 61, Steven Hobson 31; Luke Shelton 3-18, Sam Sykes 3-31, Joshua Bess 2-23) versus Mosman 0-18, stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.

Third Grade: Sydney University 5-158 off 37 overs (Tom Decent 43, Ben Larkin 35) versus Mosman 154 off 42.2 overs (Hugh Sykes 62 not out) stumps, day one, at Rawson Park. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5-146 off 34 overs (Jack Holloway 77 not out, Alasdair Grant 25, Ryan Danne 20) versus Mosman 97 off 43.3 overs (Nathan Doyle 21 not out, Dash Ratnam 20) stumps, day one, at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman.

Fifth Grade: Mosman 9-161 off 41 overs (Jack Doolan 69, Ben Knight 21; Liam Whitaker 7-43) versus Sydney University 149 off 38.3 overs (Hayden Kerr 49, Ryan Holcroft 31; David Burk 6-47) stumps, day one, at Balmoral Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.

Poidevin-Gray Shield – Round 3 (Limited overs)

St George 6-233 off 50 overs (Mitchell Gray 68 not out, Michael Turnbull 47, Daniel Arahu 47; Jack Holloway 2-19, Ryan Kurtz 2-39) defeated Sydney University 158 off 42.4 overs (Jack Maddocks 41, Nicholas Arnold 30; Darius Visser 4-40, Mitchell Edwards 2-23, James Green 2-28) by 75 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Sunday. Ross: St George. Batted first: St George. Points: St George 6, Sydney University 0.

Sydney Men’s Metropolitan Cup – Round 6 (Two-day match)

Gordon 138 off 45.5 overs (John O’Neill-Fuller 52, Rahul Krishna 27; Shehan Canagasingham 3-16, Eoin Liehr 3-21, Andrew Wilkinson 3-35) versus Sydney University 3-59 off 33 overs (Patrick Carfax 27 not out; Rudrakhya Midya 2-20) stumps, day one, at Beauchamp Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon.

Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 8 (Twenty20)

First Grade: Universities 1-57 off 8.2 overs (Maisy Gibson 25 not out, Kate Owen 19 not out; Emma Felsch 1-14) defeated Penrith 8-55 off 20 overs (Siobhan Luczak 20 not out; Maisy Gibson 2-7, Renee Hebden 1-7, Melissa Norup 1-7) by nine wickets at the Village Green on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Universities 6, Penrith 0.

Second Grade: Penrith 3-133 off 20 overs (Tayla Aldous 32, Hannah Darlington 31 not out, Erin Breaden 30,  Ashley Day 29; Serena Liu 1-19) defeated Universities 8-120 off 20 overs (Madelaine Bing 47, Anastasia Sims 17; Parneet Kaur 4-7, Hannah Darlington 2-29) by 13 runs at the Village Green on Sunday.

Third Grade – Round 7 (Limited Overs)

Universities Gold 132 off 29 overs defeated Campbelltown-Camden 80 off 23 overs by 52 runs at Raby Oval on Saturday. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.

Universities Blue – bye.  

Brewer Shield (Under 17 – Limited Overs) – Round 6

Universities 2-227 off 34 overs (Claudia Johnston 53 not out,  Maddy Darke 52 ret, Olivia Porter 52 ret; Kayla Burton 1-8) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 8-126 by 101 runs at (Jessica Langford 36, Kayla Burton 21; Samantha Robinson 2-27) at Raby Oval on Sunday. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Universities 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0