Sydney University’s clean-sweep of Fairfield-Liverpool at the weekend saw SUCC move up to fourth on the Club Championship table and fifth on the First Grade ladder.
First Grade’s 47-run limited overs win at Rosedale Oval came on the back of skipper Nick Larkin’s 136-run contribution.
Coming off twin ducks for NSW in their recent 10-wicket loss to Tasmania, Larkin struck five boundaries and three sixes in his 141-ball stay.
He put on a 102-run opening stand with Hayden Kerr, who cracked 62 off 63 balls. A quick-fire, unbeaten 43 from No.7 Tim Cummins helped the Students to 6-314 off their 50 overs.
Sydney University had the hosts 4-85 before Jeremy Cashman (74) and Harmon Sandhu (52) put on a 100-run fifth-wicket stand. But when they departed the chase was too much and Fairfield-Liverpool finished 9-267.
Campbelltown-Camden remain on top of the First Grade ladder on 38 points after eight rounds, with Sutherland (36), Parramatta (34), Eastern Suburbs (31), Sydney University (31) and Randwick-Petersham (31) making up the top six.
Parramatta head the Club Championship table on 792 points, with Manly-Warringah (636), Sydney (625) and Sydney University (608) still in contention.
While Larkin was making merry at Rosedale Oval, Second Grade opener Nicky Craze was cutting loose at Sydney University Oval.
Craze blasted an unbeaten 162 in Sydney University’s 5-300 off 50 overs. His innings included eight boundaries and a dozen sixes.
The visitors were well-placed at 2-125 before Ben Joy struck with four wickets to leave them 9-211 off 50 overs.
The Students also won Third, Fourth and Fifth grades, with Threes and Fours earning bonus points.
The competition breaks for Christmas and will resume on January 6 with Sydney University to take on St George in a 50-over fixture at Hurstville Oval.
Sydney Premier Men’s Grade competition – Round 8 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: Sydney University 6-314 off 50 overs (Mick Larkin 136, Hayden Kerr 62, Tim Cummins 43 not out, Ed Cowan 28; Liam Hatcher 2-48, 2-57) defeated Fairfield-Liverpool 9-267 off 50 overs (Jeremy Cashman 74, Harmon Sandhu 52, Matt Critchley 49; Liam Robertson 2-29, Tim Ley 2-43) by 47 runs at Rosedale Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 5-300 off 50 overs (Nicky Craze 162 not out, Alexander Shaw 43, James Larkin 35; Cain Brewer 2-62) defeated Fairfield Liverpool 8-211 off 50 overs (Zach Johns 64, Chris Gibson 62; Ben Joy 4-25, Jonathon Dobson 2-35) by 89 runs at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 0-113 off 16 overs (Ben Larkin 72 not out, Matthew Powys 41 not out) defeated Fairfield-Liverpool 112 off 42 overs (Jack Lawson 4-33, Liam Whitaker 3-27) by 10 wickets, with a bonus point, at Fairfield Oval on Saturday. Toss: Fairfield-Liverpool. Batted first: Fairfield-Liverpool. Points: Sydney University 7, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5-101 off 24.2 overs defeated Fairfield-Liverpool 100 off 29.5 overs by five wickets, with a bonus point, at Cahill Park on Saturday. Toss: Fairfield-Liverpool. Batted first: Fairfield-Liverpool. Points: Sydney University 7, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 9-245 off 50 overs (Andrew Wilkinson 49 not out, Ryan Bulger 38, James Robertson 36, Hayden Storey 35) defeated Fairfield-Liverpool 148 off 40 overs (Daniel Manning 28, Rushi Padhye 25; Murray Miles 3-23, Michael Phoebus 3-25) by 97 runs at Don Dawson Oval on Saturday. Toss: Fairfield-Liverpool. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Fairfield-Liverpool 0.
AW Green Shield (Under 18) – Round 1 (Limited Overs)
Sydney University 8-224 off 49.5 overs (Ben Mitchell 68, Shivansh Pathak 36, Jonathon Aylward 32 not out, Ned Barnet 31; Tanveer Sangha 3-37) defeated Campbelltown-Camden 223 off 47.4 overs (Tanveer Sangha 73, Connor Corscadden 40, William Salzmann 36; Jazz Rinka 4-38, Luca Dimeglio 3-39) by one wicket at Raby 1 on Thursday. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.
Sydney Premier Women’s Grade competition – Brewer Shield (Under 17) – Round 4 (Limited overs)
Parramatta 118 off 39.3 overs (Grace Pooley 46 not out; Eve Donovan 2-6, Frankie Nicklin 2-11) defeated Universities 58 off 30 overs (Taylah Withers 29; Zoya Thakur 4-4, Isabella Hurst 2-15) by 60 runs at McKay Oval on Sunday. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Parramatta. Points: Parramatta 6, Universities 0.