Inclement weather thwarted any play on day one of the two-day match between Sydney University and Fairfield-Liverpool at University Oval on Saturday, leaving the hunt for the minor premiership and the Club Championship on a knife’s edge.
Sydney University head the First Grade (Belvidere Cup) competition on 61 points on quotient from Gordon (61), with Bankstown (57), Sydney (54), Parramatta (47) and Penrith (47) making up the top six.
The Club Championship is also going down to the wire with Sydney still in front on 1231 points, and Northern District (1200) and Sydney University (1191) nipping at their heels.
Rain permitting, next Saturday’s conclusion of Round 14 and the final round of the competition proper on March 11 – a 50-over round – will be exciting fare.
The final round of the competition proper will see third-placed Bankstown hosting Sydney University at Bankstown Memorial Oval.
Rain also thwarted the first day’s play for Sydney University’s Third Grade at St Paul’s College Oval, and Fifth Grade at Camperdown Oval, while Second Grade and Fourth Grade are in good positions to garner vital points for the Club Championship tilt.
Seconds posted 210 and had Fairfield-Liverpool reeling at 3-38 at stumps on day one of their match at Rosedale Oval.
Charles Litchfield (60), David Miller (55), Ed Arnott (41) and Kevin Jacob (29) posted most of the runs for the Students, who are ninth on the ladder, but just a point out of the top six.
Sydney head the Second Grade ladder on 76 points, with UNSW (58), Northern District (54), Manly-Warringah (52), Mosman (48) and Parramatta (44) making up the top six.
Breathing down their necks are Penrith (44), Gordon (43) and Sydney University (43). In an ideal world, the Students will be hoping for outright points next Saturday.
Sydney University Fourths have already secured first innings points over Fairfield-Liverpool and an outright result is a real possibility.
The Students rolled Fairfield-Liverpool for 88 and were 4-94 at stumps on day one.
Sydney Head the Fourth Grade ladder on 74 points, with Northern District (66), St George (56), Gordon (54), Sydney University (50) and Penrith (50) making up the top six.
Sydney University head the Third Grade ladder by nine points, with one hand on the minor premiership, while Fifth Grade are in 14th spot on the David Sherwood Cup ladder.
Sydney University’s Metropolitan Cup side will be hoping to eke out some points in their clash with UNSW at David Phillips North. Rain thwarted play on day one.
Gordon head the Metropolitan Cup ladder on 66 points, with Penrith (54), Eastern Suburbs (42), Sydney University (40), Randwick-Petersham Gold (40) and Blacktown (31) making up the top six.
Sydney Men’s Premier competition Round 14 (Two-day fixture)
First Grade: Sydney University versus Fairfield-Liverpool at Sydney University Oval. No play due to rain. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Fairfield-Liverpool.
Second Grade: Sydney University 210 off 77.2 overs (Charles Litchfield 60, David Miller 55, Ed Arnott 41, Kevin Jacob 29) versus Fairfield-Liverpool 3-38 off 16 overs, stumps, day one at Rosedale Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University 6.
Third Grade: Sydney University versus Fairfield-Liverpool at St Paul’s College Oval. No play due to rain.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 4-94 off 34 overs (Brayden Dilley 26, Sutharsan Sivapalan 23) versus Fairfield-Liverpool 88 off 46 overs (no details provided) stumps, day one, at Fairfield Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Fairfield-Liverpool.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University versus Fairfield-Liverpool at Camperdown Oval. No play due to rain.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 14
Sydney University versus UNSW at David Phillips North Oval. No play due to rain.
Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Twenty20
Second Grade (Round 11): Bankstown versus Universities at Bankstown Oval on Sunday. Match abandoned due to rain.
Third Grade: Bankstown 8-92 off 20 overs (Danielle Moyes 31 ret/not out, sundries 29) defeated Universities Gold 5-87 off 20 overs by five runs at Grahame Thomas Oval. Toss: Universities Gold. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Bankstown 6, Universities Gold 0.
Brewer Shield (Under 17) – Round 10 (Limited Overs)
Campbelltown-Camden 148 off 38 overs (Emily Hollis 25, Tracey McGrath 21; Zoe Benjamin 2-14, Taylah Withers 2-15, Stella Campbell 2-17) defeated Universities 68 off 27.1 overs (Poi Thiamthaisong 18 not out, Amy McKay 14; Emily Hollis 3-1, Jessica Tillack 2-7, Stephanie Ellsmore 2-12) by 80 runs at St Andrew’s College Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Campbelltown-Camden 6, Universities 0.