Sydney University skipper Nick Larkin posted his third century of the season in the Students’ first innings win over Mosman in their two-day, Round 10 clash at Allan Border Oval at the weekend.
Larkin cracked a career-high 246 in Sydney University’s 7(dec)-413, with his 276-ball occupation including 25 boundaries and five sixes.
He shared a 133-run opening stand with Ben Trevor-Jones (59) and a 180-run stand with No.4 Liam Robertson (66).
The Students declared at their overnight total and returned on Sunday to dismiss Mosman for 276, with Joe Kershaw (4-41) and Tim Ley (3-74) causing the damage.
The win lifted the defending premiers to second on the competition ladder on 43 points. Campbelltown-Camden head the ladder on 44 points, with Sutherland (43), Parramatta (40), Sydney (40) and Bankstown (39) making up the top six.
Larkin has now scored 646 runs from seven knocks for the grade cricket season at the healthy average of 92.3. He scored 140 against Hawkesbury in the second round and 136 against Fairfield-Liverpool in the eighth round.
It was his second double century for the Students – he cracked 206 not out against Manly-Warringah last season – and his 15th century for the club, including 13 in First Grade, one on Second Grade and one in Poidevin-Gray Shield.
He now has 6803 runs in all grades for SUCC in his ninth season with the club.
Sydney University are now fourth on the Club Championship table on 849 points, behind Parramatta (1038), Sydney (915) and Manly-Warringah (894).
Sydney Premier Men’s Grade competition – Round 10 (Two-day match)
First Grade: Sydney University 7(dec)-413 off 89.2 overs (Nick Larkin 246, Liam Robertson 66, Ben Trevor-Jones 59; 54; Thomas Stack 5-85) defeated Mosman 276 off 93 overs (Anthony Adlam 130; Joe Kershaw 4-41, Tim Ley 3-74, Nem Joy 2-53) by 130 runs at Allan Border Oval on Saturday and Sunday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Mosman 0.
Second Grade: Mosman 2-165 off 36 overs (Varun George 78 not out, Michael Bryant 58 not out; Lawrence Neil-Smith 1-26, Dugald Holloway 1-27) by eight wickets at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Mosman 6, Sydney University.
Third Grade: Sydney University 7-259 off 50 overs (Ryan Danne 108, Matthew Powys 75; Charles Foster 3-48) defeated Mosman 159 off 47.5 overs (Daniel Apps 40, Aadil Khalil 28; Josh Toyer 4-31, Jack Lawson 2-44) by 100 runs at Rawson Park on Saturday. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Mosman 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 2-70 off 15 overs (Alexander Bell 33) defeated Mosman 69 off 25.4 overs (Jazz Rinka 2-15, Sam Wood 2-16) by eight wickets, with a bonus point, at Cahill Park on Saturday. Toss: Mosman. Batted first: Mosman. Points: Sydney University 7, Mosman 0.
Fifth Grade: Mosman 120 off 40.1 overs (Shehan Sinnetamby 30; Ned Barnet 5-22, Murray Miles 2-10) defeated Sydney University 97 off 35.4 overs (Hugh Farrow 50; Dave Stepto 3-8) by 23 runs at Balmoral Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Mosman 6, Sydney University 0.
AW Green Shield (Under 16) – Rounds 6 and 7 (Limited Overs)
Parramatta 9-196 off 40 overs (Harrison King 36, Billy McCarthy 31, Atticus Burge 28 not out; Dominic O’Shannessy 3-50) defeated Sydney University 181 off 38.2 overs (Ned Barnet 68, Dominic O’Shannessy 42; Tyrone Hargreaves 2-21) by 15 runs at Sydney University Oval on 9 January. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Parramatta. Points: Parramatta 6, Sydney University 0.
Gordon 8-207 off 50 overs (Jack Rice-Davies 64; Jonathon Aylward 3-23) defeated Sydney University 141 off 44.4 overs (Ben Mitchell 33, Dominic O’Shannessy 33; Nathan Sequeira 3-16) by 66 runs at Killara Oval on 11 January. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Sydney University 0.