Sydney University need three quick wickets to avoid a hefty run chase when their two-day match against UNSW resumes at Alan Davidson Oval next Saturday.
The hosts went to stumps at a healthy 7-286 on Saturday, thanks to a 131-run contribution from opener Nicholas Selman, who hit 13 boundaries and a pair of sixes in his 252-ball stay.
Selman shared a 105-run fifth-wicket partnership with Jude Fernandopulle (42) and a 47-run fourth-wicket stand with Jack Scriven (31) to help put UNSW in a strong position.
Tim Ley (3-38) and Ben Joy (2-50), who shared the bowling honours, will be hoping for some quick scalps on Saturday.
Sydney University head the Belvidere Cup competition on 49 points, with Sutherland (49) Parramatta (46), Campbelltown-Camden (46), Sydney (46) and Manly-Warringah (44) making up the top six.
Following the UNSW match, Sydney University will be up against Bankstown at University Oval on February 24 and March 3, and finish the competition proper with a limited overs fixture against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval on March 10.
The Club Championship is headed by Parramatta on 1190 points, with Manly-Warringah (1148), Sydney (1123) and Sydney University (1011) threatening.
Sydney Premier Men’s Grade competition – Round 13 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: UNSW 7-286 off 96 overs (Nicholas Selman 131, Jude Fernandopulle 42, Jack Scriven 31; Tim Ley 3-38, Ben Joy 2-50) stumps, day one, at Alan Davidson Oval on Saturday. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: UNSW.
Second Grade: Sydney University 173 off 76.5 overs (Tom Kierath 37, Ed Arnott 30, Dugald Holloway 24; John Venianakis 3-41, Sibghat Khan 2-16) versus UNSW 5-31 off 19 overs (Jonathon Craig Dobson 2-12) stumps, day one, at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: Sydney University.
Third Grade: UNSW 178 off 61.4 overs (Ankit Patel 62, Sam McCormick 32; Josh Toyer 7-45) versus Sydney University 4-40 off 17 overs (Samuel Crichton 2-4) stumps, day one, at David Phillips South Oval on Saturday. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: UNSW.
Fourth Grade: UNSW 133 off 52.4 overs (Benjamin Chaplin 33, Jack Greenberg 32; Jazz Rinka 3-22, Aidan Peek 3-29) versus Sydney University 3-86 off 25 overs (Alexander Bell 37; Jeremiah Iliffe 1-10) stumps, day one, at Cahill Park on Saturday. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: UNSW.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 117 off 52 overs (Andrew Wilkinson 53) versus UNSW 6-69 off 26 overs (Murray Miles 3-19, Ashwin Kirubanandan 2-18) stumps, day one, at David Phillips North Oval. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: Sydney University.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 14 (Two-day match)
Penrith 9(dec)-279 off 69 overs (Prasan Adikarige 4-18) versus Sydney University 2-9 off four overs, stumps, day one, at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Penrith. Batted first: Penrith.
Sydney Premier Women’s Grade competition – Round 10 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: Universities 136 off 33.5 overs (Georgia Redmayne 29, Ashley Day 24; Hayley Jensen 2-12, Emma Felsh 2-17) defeated Sydney 84 off 27 overs (Nicola Hancock 23, Naomi McDonald 20; Olivia 2-6, Maisy Gibson 2-14) by 52 runs, with a bonus point, at David Phillips South on Sunday. Toss: Sydney. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 7, Sydney 0.
Second Grade: Universities 6-205 off 50 overs (Shebani Bhaskar 97, Erica James 47; Angelina Genford 3-17, Kellie Gauci 2-24) defeated Bankstown Sports 101 off 41.3 overs (Extras 31, Brianna Fraser 17; Taylor Ling 2-6, Jade Christie 2-7, Shebani Bhaskar 2-9) by 104 runs, with a bonus point, at Bankstown Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Universities 7, Bankstown Sports 0.
Brewer Shield (Under 17) – Round 8
Penrith 3-226 off 40 overs (Claire Moore 91, Elsa Hunter 58) defeated Universities 71 off 27.3 overs (Aarya Shipurkar 18; Elsa Hunter 3-0) by 155 runs, with bonus points, at Bill Ball Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Penrith 8, Universities 0.3.