Universities moved to third place on the Sydney Women’s Premier grade cricket ladder with a nine-wicket win over Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval on Sunday.

Having won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first, skipper Maisy Gibson justified the decision when Cambelltown-Camden were rolled for 171 off 50 overs.

Opener Tahlia Wilson topscored for the hosts with a patient 73, while No.4 Lauren Cheatle chipped in with 31.

But the rest of the batting order found it difficult to score off the tight bowling of Shebani Bhaskar (3-18), Nell Gibson (3-20) and Maisy Gibson (2-38) who collected the bulk of the wickets.

Universities then took to the Cambelltown-Camden attack with Georgia Redmayne (32) and Maddy Darke (73 not out) putting on an opening stand of 64, before Darke combined with No.3 Alex Blackwell (54 not out) to reach the target in 34 overs.

Bankstown Sports head the First Grade ladder on 20 points, with Sydney Rangers (18), Universities (14) and Gordon (11) making up the top four.

Universities will host Gordon in a Round 4 fixture at Sydney University Oval this Sunday, starting at 10am.


Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Round 3

First Grade: Universities 1-173 off 34 overs (Maddy Darke 73 not, Alex Blackwell 54 not out, Georgia Redmayne 32; Naomi Woods 1-24) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 171 off 50 overs (Tahlia Wilson 73, Lauren Cheatle 31; Shebani Bhaskar 3-18, Nell Gibson 3-20, Maisy Gibson 2-38) by nine wickets at Raby Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Universities 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.

Second Grade: Gordon 7-228 off 50 overs (Sundries 67, Claire Jones 58, Kylie Hicknell 30, Jessie Maclaine 26 not out; Erica James 2-46) defeated Universities 122 off 35 overs (Zoe Benjamin 30, Olivia Porter 28; Peta Humphreys 3-14, Emily Sidgreaves 3-34) by 106 runs, with a bonus point, at Killara Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 7, Universities 0.

Third Grade: Universities Gold 103 off 40 overs (Taylor Ling 22, Kate Edwards 21, Mel Stott 20; Sonja Collins 3-15, Jessica Tillack 2-16) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 98 off 31 overs (Jade Stein 21; Cleo Arathoon 5-14, Lauren O’Brien 2-6) by five runs, with a bonus point, at Tonbridge St Reserve on Saturday. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 7, Campbelltown-Camden 0.