Sydney University’s first innings win over second-placed Gordon at Chatswood Oval on Saturday reinstated them to the top six in the Belvidere Cup First Grade competition.

While Ryan Carters starred on day one with 113 in Sydney University’s competitive total of 340, young leg-spinner Devlin Malone dominated day two with 5-78 off 24 overs.

The 18-year-old has collected 22 wickets in his six First Grade outings with the Students, and 31 overall taking in Poidevin-Gray and Twenty20 matches.

Malone and Ben Joy (2-46) helped Sydney University skittle Gordon for 249 and collect the first innings points.

The hosts were reeling at 9-121 before No.9 Mason Crane and last man in Matthew Junk put on a last wicket stand of 128.

Crane backed up his 4-112 with the ball to post 80, with 14 boundaries and a six, while Junk remained not out on 61 with nine boundaries.

Northern District head the First Grade ladder on 32 points, with Gordon (31), Sydney (30), Sutherland (25), Bankstown (25) and Sydney University (24) making up the top six.

The very competitive top half of the ladder also has Randwick-Petersham and Eastern Suburbs on 24 points but behind Sydney University on the for and against quotient.

Gordon claimed first innings points in Second and Fifth grade, while Sydney University posted first innings wins in Third and Fourth grades.

The three wins lifted Sydney University to fifth on the Club Championship ladder. Northern District head the ladder on 610 points, with Sydney (598), Gordon (586), Manly-Warringah (534) and Sydney University (514) all in contention.

Sydney University will host Mosman at University Oval in Round 7, two-day fixture on December 3 and 10, with 10-30am starts.


Sydney Men’s Premier competition: Two-Day matches – Round 6

First Grade: Sydney University 340 off 95 overs (Ryan Carters 113, Ed Cowan 58, Ashton May 48, Greg Mail 31, Nick Larkin 22; Mason Crane 4-112) defeated Gordon 249 off 81.5 overs (Mason Crane 80, Matthew Junk 61 not out, Tym Crawford 28, Steve Colley 27; Devlin Malone 5-78, Ben Joy 2-46) on the first innings at Chatswood Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Gordon 0.

Second Grade: Gordon 270 off 96.2 overs (Scott O’Brien 56, Daniel Smith 44, Will Phillips 40, Max Newman 39, Chad Soper 31; Kieran Elley 4-80, Liam Whitaker 3-50) defeated Sydney University 196 off 81.1 overs (James Crowley 53, David Miller 42, Will Hay 27, Nicky Craze 23; Sam Baker 4-30, Scott O’Brien 2-38, Daniel Strickland 2-41) on the first innings at Sydney University Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Sydney University 0.

Third Grade: Sydney University 2(dec)-309 off 47 overs (Hayden Kerr 129 not out, Charles Litchfield 109 not out) defeated Gordon 108 off 32.2 overs (Nick Miller 30) and 7-274 off 72 overs (Corbin Edgar 72, Shayne Lin 61,  Adam Cubbage 33, Stephen Bristow 27; Charles Litchfield 2-21, Ryan Kurtz 2-51) on the first innings at Killara Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Sydney University 6, Gordon 0.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5(dec)-146 off 57 overs (Alexander Shaw 40 not out, Hugh Kermond 29, Jack Hill 28 not out) defeated Gordon 138 off 52.2 overs (Stuart Bromley 26; Alasdair Grant 4-53, Nicholas Powys 3-38, Jack Gibson 2-27) and 7-138 (Tom Hamblin 25 not out; Aidan Peek 5-47) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Sydney University 6, Gordon 0.

Fifth Grade: Gordon 9(dec)-308 off 76 overs (David Monaghan 66, Jack Doolan 50, Mitchell Kleem 34, Samuel Watts 34 not out; Angus Cusak 3-75, Natesh Yoga and 2-20, Sameer Murthy 2-36) defeated  Sydney University 256 off 78 overs (Jake Day 103, Liam Hughes 57) on the first innings at Beauchamp Park. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Sydney University 0.

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

First Grade: Universities bye.

Second Grade – Round 8: Campbelltown-Camden 6-192 off 50 overs (Dharmini Chaihan 64, Tanya Bailey 46) defeated Universities 121 off 48 overs (no details submitted) by 71 runs at Raby Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities Blue. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Campbelltown-Camden 6, Universities Blue 0.

Third Grade:

Gordon 7-231 off 40 overs (Nikita Pawar 50 ret/not out, Stephanie Lum 37, Emma Spencer 32, Emma Sherwood 28 not out) defeated Universities Gold 96 off 39.1 overs (No details submitted) by 135 runs at Forsyth Park I on Saturday. Toss: Universities Gold. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Universities 0.

Bankstown 2-160 off 40 overs defeated Universities Blue 93 off 31 overs by 63 runs at Tonbridge Street Reserve on Saturday. Toss: Universities Blue. Batted first: Universities Blue. Points: Bankstown 6, Universities Blue 0.