Sydney University Cricket Club began the 2018-19 Sydney Premier Grade cricket competition with a clean sweep in all five grades against Manly-Warringah on Saturday.
And the Students collected a bonus point in First, Second and Fourth grades to take an early lead in the Club Championship.
First Grade cleaned up Manly-Warringah by 144 runs in their 50-over match at University Oval.
The hosts posted 7-277, with Ed Cowan (69), Ryan McElduff (63), Liam Robertson (50) and Damien Mortimer (38) the main contributors.
Batting at No.4, Cowan cracked seven boundaries and a six in his 57-ball stay, while McElduff hit four boundaries and a six in his 64-ball occupation.
The Students then earnt a bonus point by dismissing Manly-Warringah for 133 in 37 overs, thanks to a nine-over spell from young leg-spinner Devlin Malone who collected 4-35. Ben Joy (2-13) and Tim Ley (2-25) also contributed to Manly-Warringah’s fall.
Second Grade skittled Manly-Warringah for 97 off 27 overs before replying with 5-99 off 26-4 overs.
Ryan Danne (2-2), David Miller (2-15) and Dugald Holloway (2-27) were the main contributors with the cherry, while Ben Trevor-Jones (39 not out) and Alexander Shaw (39) led the run chase.
Steven Hobson provided the highlight of Sydney University’s collective afternoon with a sparkling 122 in Third Grade’s 43-run win at Camperdown Park.
He shared a 102-run opening partnership with Jack Hill (37) as the Students amassed 8-265 before dismissing Manly-Warringah for 213.
Newcomer Nihir Gandhi led the University bowling assault, taking 4-35 off his 10 overs, with Michael Robinson (2-38) and Charlie Cassell (2-45) providing solid contributions.
Fourth Grade collected bonus point by posting 5-86 off 27.2 overs in reply to Manly-Warringah’s 81 at Graham Reserve, while Fifth Grade claimed a two-wicket win at St Paul’s College Oval after posting 8-272 off 49.3 overs in reply to Manly-Warringah’s 6-269 off 50 overs.
Sydney Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 1 (One-Day matches – 50 overs)
First Grade: Sydney University 7-277 off 50 overs (Ed Cowan 69, Ryan McElduff 63, Liam Robertson 50, Damien Mortimer 38, Nicky Craze 22, Nicholas Walker 20; Michael Viser 3-67) defeated Manly-Warringah 133 off 37 overs (Ahillen Beadle 18, Oliver Davies 18, Ryan Farrell 18; Devlin Malone 4-35, Ben Joy 2-13, Tim Ley 2-25) by 144 runs, with a bonus point, at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7, Manly-Warringah 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 5-99 off 26.4 overs (Ben Trevor-Jones 39 not out, Alexander Shaw 39; Andrew Somerville 2-22) defeated Manly-Warringah 97 off 27 overs (Jacob O’Sullivan 24; Ryan Danne 2-2, David Miller 2-15, Dugald Holloway 2-27) by five wickets, with a bonus point, at Manly Oval on Saturday. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Sydney University 7, Manly-Warringah 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 8-256 off 50 overs (Steven Hobson 122, Jack Hill 37, Charles Litchfield 32; Hamish Starr 3-47, Nick McLachlan 2-46) defeated Manly-Warringah 213 off 45 overs (Zach Trewartha 45, Alec Duly 37, Edmund Hole 37; Nihir Gandhi 4-35, Michael Robinson 2-38, Charlie Cassell 2-45) by 43 runs at Camperdown Park on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Manly-Warringah 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 5-86 off 27.2 overs (Brayden Dilley 27, Brodie Frost 19 not out; Alexander Bain 2-20) defeated Manly-Warringah 81 off 32.5 overs (Nick Cohen 21; Sanjay Anandarajay 2-10, Brodie Frost 2-11, Josh Toyer 2-14, Shehan Canagasingham 2-17, Tom Hill 1-15) by five wickets, with a bonus point, at Graham Reserve on Saturday. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Sydney University 7, Manly-Warringah 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 8-272 off 49.3 overs (Lewis Ansell 65, Vince Umbers 50, Cullen Hathurusinghe 30) defeated Manly-Warringah 6-269 off 50 overs (no details) by two wickets at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Manly-Warringah. Points: Sydney University 6, Manly-Warringah 0.