Sydney University’s bowlers rewarded captain Nick Larkin’s century to earn first innings points against Hawkesbury at University Oval on Saturday.
Larkin’s 140 on the first day of the two-day, Round 4 fixture allowed the Students to declare at 9-397 and have the visitors 3-24 at stumps.
Leg-spinner Devlin Malone entered the fray on day two and claimed 3-44 as the visitors succumbed for 199.Arjun Nair topscored for Hawkesbury with 86.
Sydney University, the defending premiers, now lie fourth on the competition ladder on 18 points, behind Manly-Warringah (20), Eastern Suburbs (19) and Campbelltown-Camden (19).
Sydney University Second Grade had to settle for first innings points over Hawkesbury at Owen Earle Oval.
Having declared a 6-420 on the back of Steven Hobson’s unbeaten 229 and Charles Litchfield’s 94, they rolled Hawkesbury for 91 (Jonathon Craig Dobson 4-36, Lawrence Neil-Smith 4-37) in their first innings and had the hosts 7-179 (Lawrence Neil-Smith 2-13) in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day two.
The Third Grade fixture between Sydney University and Hawkesbury ended in a rare draw at Camperdown Oval.
The Students were sent into bat first on day one and declared at 9-209 on the back of solid contributions from Jack Hill (39), Ryan Danne (36) and Kevin Jacob (34).
Hawkesbury were cruising to first innings points when they reached 4-202 before the rot set in and they lost 6-7 to finish all out for 209, with No.11 Tyson Beatty run out without facing a ball, going for the winning run.
Hawkesbury collected first innings points in Fourth and Fifth grades in a very competitive round.
Sydney Premier Men’s Grade competition – Round 4 (Two-day fixtures)
First Grade: Sydney University 9(dec)-397 off 84 overs (Nick Larkin 140, Ben Trevor-Jones 68, Damien Mortimer 53, Tim Cummins 41; Abdul Kherkhah 3-62, Aidan Van Den Nieuwboer 2-62) defeated Hawkesbury 199 off 64 overs (Arjun Nair 86, Jordan Gauci 24; Devlin Malone 3-44, Joe Kershaw 2-16, Dugald Holloway 2-28) on the first innings at Sydney University Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Hawkesbury 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 6(dec)-420 off 88 overs (Steven Hobson 229 not out, Charles Litchfield 94) defeated Hawkesbury 91 off 22.5 overs (Chris Lawrence 50; Jonathon Craig Dobson 4-36, Lawrence Neil-Smith 4-37) and 7-179 off 70 overs (Kerrod Gordon 72, Kain Flynn-Duncombe 45; Lawrence Neil-Smith 2-13, Jack Holloway 2-35) on the first innings at Owen Earle Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Hawkesbury 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 9(dec)-209 off 53 overs (Jack Hill 39, Ryan Danne 36, Kevin Jacob 34; Shane Mott 4-86, Adam Renfry 3-53) drew with Hawkesbury 209 off 39.3 overs (Scott Baldwin 64, Eknoor Singh 55, Wade Burrows 36; Jim Ryan 4-69, Kieran Tate 4-75) at Camperdown Oval on Saturday. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 3, Hawkesbury 3.
Fourth Grade: Hawkesbury 170 off 78 overs (Reece Lipowicz 64, Connor Mizzi 33; Aidan Peek 3-33, Shehan Canagasingham 1-15) defeated Sydney University 88 off 45 overs (Liam McElduff 28; Ethan Franke 5-31, Rowen Myers 3-4) on the first innings at Bensons Lane 2 on Saturday. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury. Points: Hawkesbury 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Hawkesbury 219 off 81.2 overs (Jeremy McFadden 48, Nicholas Johnson 38, Ethan Sitaramayya 36; Murray Miles 3-34, Jazz Rinka 2-38) defeated Sydney University 137 off 37 overs (Vince Umbers 29, Robert Browne 27, Liam Hughes 25; Ethan Sitaramayya 5-29, Heath Shields 3-33) on the first innings at Bensons Lane 3. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury. Points: Hawkesbury 6, Sydney University 0.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Round 4
Sydney University versus Fairfield-Liverpool at Sydney University Oval on Sunday – match abandoned due to weather conditions.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 5 (Two-day fixture)
Gordon 8-337 off 80 overs (Naba Haider 115, Fateh Dillon 50, Oliver Williams 45; Prasan Adikarige 2-31) versus Sydney University at Beauchamp Oval, stumps, day one. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Match abandoned due to weather conditions on day two.
Sydney Premier Women’s Grade competition – Round 5 (Limited overs fixtures)
First Grade: Universities versus Northern District at Jubilee Oval on Sunday – match abandoned due to weather conditions.
Second Grade: Universities versus Parramatta at McKay Oval on Sunday – match abandoned due to weather conditions.