Sydney University’s chances of making the Sydney grade cricket semi-finals are taking on a ‘remote’ prognosis after a disastrous day at the office on Saturday.

The Students were rolled for 69 in just 33 overs after being sent in to bat by Gordon at No.1 Oval.

Gordon quicks Charlie Stobo (4-34) and Daniel Smith (3-15) did the damage before the visitors went to stumps at 8-216, thanks to solid knocks from Cameron Eccles (76), Will Smith (57) and Elliot Richtor (34). Will Somerville did his best to stem the tide, finishing with 6-81.

The Students will be hoping to salvage something on day two, but with just five rounds to be played after next Saturday, their chances of reeling in the top six are looking grim.

Sydney head the First Grade Belvedere Cup ladder on 48 points, with Bankstown (36), Penrith (36), Eastern Suburbs (35) St George (30) and Randwick-Petersham (30) making up the top six.

They’re trailed by Blacktown (30), Campbelltown-Camden (28), Fairfield-Liverpool (26), Northern District (24) and Sydney University (24) in 11th place.

Sydney University lie sixth on the Club Championship on 678 points, behind St George (819), Penrith (805), Sutherland (799) Sydney (782) and Northern District (709).

Third and Fourth grades lead their competitions, while Second Grade lie 8th and Fifth Grade sit in 9th place. Sydney University’s Poidevin-Gray Shield side are also in 9th place, while the A.W. Green Shield side finished their competition 19th of 20 teams.

Following the present clash with Gordon, Sydney University will play four two-day fixtures, against Parramatta at Old King’s Oval on January 30-31, UNSW at the Village Green on February 6-12, Hawkesbury at Sydney University No.1 Oval; on February 20-21, and Penrith at Howell Oval on February 27 and March 5, before rounding out the competition proper with a limited overs match against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale Oval on Saturday, March 12.


Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 10 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Sydney University 69 off 31.2 overs (Steven Hobson 12; Charlie Stobo 4-34, Daniel Smith 3-15) versus Gordon 9-216 off 62 overs (Cameron Eccles 76, Will Smith 57, Elliot Richtor 34; Will Somerville 6-81, Liam Robertson 2-23), stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Sydney University.

Second Grade: Sydney University 278 off 92.2 overs (Tom Kierath 93, Ben Larkin 48, Max Hope 46, Jack Holloway 43; Chad Soper 4-52) versus Gordon 0-6, stumps, day one, at Chatswood Oval. Toss: Gordon, Batted first: Sydney University.

Third Grade: Sydney University 71 off 37 overs (Sutharsan Sivapalan 12, Lawrence Neil-Smith 11; Jonathon New 4-21, Daniel Strickland 4-31) versus Gordon 6-106 off 43 overs (Dominic Thomson 29, Lachlan Stewart 26 not out, Stephen Bristow 23) stumps, day one, at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Sydney University.

Fourth GradeNo play on Day 1 – pitch too wet to be prepared.

Fifth Grade: No play on Day 1 – ground unfit for play.

A.W. Green Shield (Under 16) – Round 5 (Limited overs)

Penrith 222 off 49.5 overs (Daniel Saywell 71, Lindsay Smith 44; Murray Miles 4-46, Michael Glassock 2-33) defeated Sydney University 69 off 34.5 overs (Michael Glassock 30; Trent Weir 3-17, Damon Myburgh-Sisam 3-18) by 153 runs, with a bonus point, at St Paul’s College Oval on Sunday. Toss: Penrith. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Penrith 7, Sydney University 0.

Round 6: Northern District 7-203 off 50 overs (Baxter Holt 96, Henry Chapman 48; Charlie Wallace 3-33, Cullen Hathurusinghe 2-22) defeated Sydney University 9-170 off 50 overs (Ryan McElduff 47, Michael Glassock 34, Brayden Dilley 26; Joe Hiley 2-7, Ajaypal Singh 2-32) by 33 runs At Sydney University No.1 Oval on Tuesday, January 12. Toss Northern District. Batted first: Northern District. Points: Northern District 6, Sydney University 0.

Round 7: St George 3-113 off 22 overs (Mark Dedes 48, Ben Panayotopolous 23 not out; Michael Glassock 2-24) defeated Sydney University 8-144 off 50 overs (Ryan McElduff 48, Michael Glassock 29; Caleb Bartier 20-17) with a bonus point in rain-shortened match at Harold Fraser Reserve. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: St George 7, Sydney University 0.

Quarter-finals: Sydney University missed a place in the quarter finals.

Metropolitan Cup – Round 19 (Two day match)

Sydney University 9-159 off 65 overs (no details available) versus Randwick-Petersham, stumps, day one, at Marrickville Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham.


Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 13 (Twenty20)

First Grade: Universities 0-54 off 9.1 overs (Georgia Redmayne 32 not out, Melissa Norup 21 not out) defeated Bankstown 53 (Sue Fairhurst 16, Rahda Jagtap 13; Claire Brown 2-0, Samantha Robinson 2-7, Kate Owen 2-10, Caitlin Rawstron 2-20) by 10 wickets, with a bonus point, at the Village Green on Sunday. Toss: Bankstown. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Universities 7, Bankstown 0.

Second Grade: Bankstown 4-99 off 17.5 overs (Sue Fairhurst 62 not out; Nell Gibson 1-0, Taylor Ling 1-6) defeated Universities 7-96 off 20 overs (Rebecca Beeson 19, Luka Karalus 19, Bernice Harpley 17, Dharshia Srivinas 16; Chloe Devlin 3-22) by six wickets at the Village Green on Sunday.