Universities Under 17 side played their way into the final of the Brewer Shield with a seven-wicket win over Campbelltown-Camden in their 40 overs-a-side semi-final at Raby Oval on Sunday.
The Students reeled off 3-161 in 33.1 overs in reply to Campbelltown-Camden 9-160 off 40 overs, with opener Claudia Johnston leading the way with 47 from 53 deliveries, including seven boundaries.
She shared a 90-run opening stand with Amy McKay (19) before Jade Christie (30 not out) and Maddy Darke (28 not out) put on a 62-run fourth wicket stand to seal the deal.
Campbelltown-Camden opener Jessica Langford had earlier led the way for her side after they had been sent in to bat. Langford hit nine boundaries in her 54-run stay before she was forced to retire.
Universities employed eight bowlers in the Campbelltown-Camden innings, with Jade Christie (2-22) and Jemimah Keelan (1-2) the pick of a miserly attack.
Northern District defeated St George-Sutherland by six wickets in the other semi-final to earn a berth against Universities in the final which will be played atBlacktown International Sports Park on Sunday, December 13, with a 10am start.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Brewer Shield (Under 17) Semi-Final (Limited Overs)
Universities 3-161 off 33.1 overs (Claudia Johnston 47, Jade Christie 30 not out, Maddy Darke 29 not out; Tracey McGrath 2-16) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 9-160 off 40 overs (Jessica Langford 54 ret, Jessica Tillack 29, Tracey McGrath 17; Jade Christie 2-22, Jemimah Keelan 1-2) by seven wickets at Raby Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden.
Final: Universities versus Northern District at Blacktown International Sports Park on Sunday, December 13, with a 10am start.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 10 (Twenty20)
First Grade: Universities 0-92 off 9.4 overs (Georgia Redmayne 48 not out, Alice Davidson-Richards 34 not out; Tiegan Kavanagh 0-13) defeated Northern District 8-91 off 20 overs (Katherine Wong 21, Trudi Peterson 17; Maisy Gibson 2-13, Emily Mifsud 1-10) by 10 wickets, with a bonus point, at Mark Taylor Oval on Sunday. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Northern District. Points: Universities 7, Northern District 0.
Second Grade: Universities bye.
Third Grade – Round 8 (Limited Overs)
Universities Blue 4-193 off 38.1 overs (Katrina Serena 51 ret, Wendy Maxwell 37 not out, Malina Rumble 27; Renee Atkins 2-19, Brianna Fraser 1-20) defeated Bankstown 93 off 34.3 overs (Denbigh Morris 38, Ellie Newsome 25; Katrina Serena 2-10, Wendy Maxwell 2-11) by 100 runs, with two bonus points, at Grahame Thomas Oval on Saturday. Toss: Universities Blue. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Universities Blue 8, Bankstown 0.
Universities Gold: Universities bye