Former Sydney University First Graders Ian Moran and Will Somerville came back to haunt the campus dwellers on Saturday when Eastern Suburbs collected first innings points in their two-day clash at Sydney University Oval.

Moran, who recently passed 12,000 First Grade runs in the premier Sydney grade competition, scored 71 and Somerville chipped in with a late-order 52 as the visitors chased down Sydney University’s big total of 7(dec)-340.

Moran shared a 122-run stand with Sam Robson (70) before skipper Greg Clarence (76 not out) and Somerville combined to put the target in sight.

Easts finished with 7-345 off 98.5 overs to take first innings points.

Sydney University skipper Nick Larkin declared the host’s innings closed with four overs to bowl on day one of the Round 5 match.

He led from the front with a century on the opening day, posting a patient 120 off 230 balls, with 12 boundaries.

Larkin shared a 96-run first wicket stand with Damien Mortimer (61) and a 119-run second wicket stand with Ashton May (39). Liam Robertson chipped in with 50 off 58 balls to allow the skipper to declare.

It was Larkin’s second century in a run-laden season. He posted an unbeaten 206 in the Round 3 win over Manly-Warringah. And with scores of two in the season opener against Campbelltown-Camden, 87 against St George and 30 against Hawkesbury he now has 445 runs at an average of 111.3 in the Belvidere Cup season.

The loss saw Sydney University drop to seventh on the competition ladder on 18 points

Gordon head the table on 31 points, with Northern District (26), Randwick-Petersham (24), Sydney (24), Sutherland (19) and Bankstown (10) making up the top six.

The Students will meet competition leaders Gordon in a 50-over match at Chatswood Oval this Saturday.


Sydney Men’s Premier competition: Two-Day matches – Round 5

First Grade: Eastern Suburbs 7-345 off 98.3overs  (Gregory Clarence 76 not out, Ian Moran 71, Sam Robson 70, Will Somerville 52, Daniel Magin 24 not out; Tim Ley 3-84, Devlin Malone 2-94) defeated Sydney University 7(dec)-340 off 89.5 overs (Nicholas Larkin 120, Damien Mortimer 61, Liam Robertson 50, Ashton May 39; Henry Thornton 3-64, Daniel Magin 2-89, Ian Moran 1-24) on the first innings at Sydney University Oval. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Eastern Suburbs 6, Sydney University 0.

Second Grade: Sydney University 8(dec)-366 off 86 overs (Jack Holloway 131, Will R Hay 85; Dugald Holloway 35, Ed Arnott 30 not out; Udit Mehta 3-55, Matthew Sarkies 2-75) defeated Eastern Suburbs 170 off 62.5 overs (Oliver Maxwell 42 not out, Jonathon Smith 40; Kieran Elley 5-49) on the first innings at Waverly Oval. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Eastern Suburbs 0.

Third Grade: Sydney University 6(dec)-192 off 46 overs (Ryan Danne 52, Matthew Powys 51, Alexander Shaw 48; Steven Lewis 3-34, Jameson Coutts 2-52) defeated Eastern Suburbs 56 off 32 overs (Steele Brown 15; Tom Kierath 4-12, Kieran Tate 4-20, Xavier Frawley 1-7, Lewis McMahon 1-13) and 97 off 58 overs (Steele Brown 19 not out, Alex Brooks 17; Tom Kierath 3-8, Ryan Kurtz 3-29, Xavier Frawley 2-16, Ash Cowan 2-22) outright at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Eastern Suburbs. Points: Sydney University 10, Eastern Suburbs 0.

Fourth Grade: Eastern Suburbs 4-232 off 58.5 overs (William Lawrance 124, Jonathan Bank 41, Terry Mystakas 38; Alasdair Grant 1-11, Vince Umbers 1-24) defeated Sydney University 231 off 67 overs (Hugh Kermond 80, Sutharsan Sivapalan 42 Nicholas Powys 27; Archie Dunning 4-38, William Lawrance 3-33) on the first innings at Trumper Park.  Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Eastern Suburbs 6, Sydney University 0.

Fifth Grade: Eastern Suburbs 283 off 72.2 overs (George Black 115, Andrew Yaxley 47, Naveed Chowdhury 27; Zohirul Islam 4-48, Michael Phoebus 3-43) defeated Sydney University 175 off 56.2 overs (Hugh Kermond 61, Alex Bell 36; Luke Course 5-29, Vedant Agrawal 3-46, Andrew Yaxley 2-19) on the first innings at Camperdown Oval. Toss: Eastern Suburbs. Batted first: Eastern Suburbs. Points: Eastern Suburbs 6, Sydney University 0.

Poidevin-Gray Shield  (Limited Overs) – Round 3

Sydney University 8-235 off 50 overs (Nicky Craze 62, Kevin Jacob 33, Charles Litchfield 33, Hayden Kerr 30; William Graham 3-41, Eknoor Singh 2-39) defeated North Sydney 153 off 40 overs (James Newton 69; Dugald Holloway 5-30, Liam Whitaker 2-23) by 82 runs at Bon Andrews Oval on Sunday. Toss: North Sydney. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, North Sydney 0.

Sydney Metropolitan Cup competition: Two-Day matches Round 5

Penrith 171 off 44 overs (Joshua Dowd 70, Matthew Sullivan 45, Michael Organ 44; Murray Miles 5-29, Andrew Wilkinson 3-42) defeated Sydney University 135 off 44.3 overs (Patrick Carfax 44, Murray Miles 22; Brendon Speechley 6-22, Noah Tracey 2-17) and 7-210 off 42 overs (Andrew Wilkinson 60, Brad Kayani 35 not out; Daniel Wicks 35 not out; Joshua Dowd 3-27) on the first innings at Rance Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Penrith 6, Sydney University 0.

Sydney Women’s Premier competition: (Limited Overs) – Round 6

Second Grade: Universities 9-66 off 36.1 overs (Samantha Robinson 27 not out; Tiegan Kavanagh 2-3, Isabelle Afaras 3-8, Alyssa Hutchings 2-10) defeated Northern District 9-64 off 29-3 overs (Sundries 22, Tiegan Kavanagh 13; Zoe Benjamin 3-9, Erica James 2-5, Samantha Robinson 2-9) by one wicket at Sydney University Oval on Sunday. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Northern District. Points: Sydney University 6, Northern District 0.

Third Grade: Universities Blue 5-159 off 21.2 overs (Malina Rumble 53 not out, Erica James 53 not out) defeated North West Sydney 54 off 25.3 overs at Bella Vista Oval on Saturday. Toss: Universities Blue. Batted first: North West Sydney. Points: Universities 6, North West Sydney 0.