While Sydney University batsmen were scoring centuries across the city in day one of the Round 6 NSW Premier competition, club mate Nick Larkin was making merry for NSW.
Larkin cracked an unbeaten 175 in NSW’s second innings at Manuka Oval, Canberra on Sunday, helping NSW to set a 380-run target for Queensland going into the final day of their Sheffield Shield clash.
Coming off a bumper 2017-18 club season, Larkin repaid the NSW selectors’ faith in allowing him to settle in to a regular opening berth this season. He posted 23 boundaries in his 290-ball stay and shared a 258-run opening partnership with Daniel Hughes (116). Queensland were 3-67 at stumps on day three.
While Larkin, SUCC’s First XI captain when not representing NSW, was making his mark, Sydney University batsmen were posting tons across the grades.
Fourth Grade opener Vince Umbers hit 20 boundaries and six over the pickets in scoring 197 in the clash with UNSW at David Phillips North on Saturday.
He shared a 169-run, sixth-wicket partnership with Ed Arnott (57) as the Students posted 358 on day one of the match.
Billy Barge posted an unbeaten 146 for Sydney University’s Metropolitan Cup side in their Round 7 match against UNSW at David Phillips North on Sunday.
Batting at No.4, Barge cracked 17 boundaries and four sixes and shared a 124-run partnership with opener Ryan Blayney (86) as the Students declared at 5-321. UNSW were 1-36 at stumps.
Meanwhile, Damien Mortimer’s 143 allowed Sydney University First Grade to declare at 3-348 in their Round 6 match against UNSW at University Oval on Saturday.
Batting at No.3, Mortimer’s patient 236-ball occupation included 16 boundaries and a six, and a 224-run partnership with Ben Trevor-Jones (87). UNSW were 0-21 at stumps.
Over at Hurstville Oval, Matthew Moran’s unbeaten 121 helped Sydney University to a 14-run win over St George in their Round 8 Poidevin-Gray clash on Sunday.
Backing up from his Fourth Grade 43 on Saturday, Moran his 13 boundaries and three sixes and shared a 115-run partnership with Hayden Storey (52) as Sydney University posted 4-265 off their 50 overs.
In an exciting finish, the Students rolled the hosts for 251 off 49 overs, with No.6 Peter Francis keeping the game alive with a 94-ball 100.
And down the road at Camperdown Oval, Sydney University Fifth Grade opener Hugh Kermond posted 114 as the Students went to stumps on day one at 6-295 in the match against UNSW.
Kermond hit 13 boundaries and two over the top and shared stands of 106 with Liam Coelho (58) and 95 with Brayden Dilley (50).
The Students are well-poised in all grades for day two of the NSW Premier competition.
Sydney Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 6 (Two-day fixtures)
First Grade: Sydney University 3(dec)-348 off 86 overs (Damien Mortimer 143, Ben Trevor-Jones 87, Hayden Kerr 64 not out, Liam Robertson 44 not out; Declan White 1-46) versus UNSW 0-21 off five overs, stumps, day one at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: Sydney University.
Second Grade: UNSW 7-290 off 96 overs (Connor Brown 73, Vincent Hreszczuk 48, Danny Bhandari 47, Nivek Tanner 46; Kieran Tate 2-28, David Miller 2-36) stumps, day one, at David Phillips South. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: UNSW.
Third Grade: UNSW 152 off 44 overs (Jack Lawson 5-42, Henry Clark 3-19) versus Sydney University 3-128 (no details) stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: UNSW.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 358 off 79.2 overs (Vince Umbers 197, Ed Arnott 57, Matthew Moran 43; Ankit Patel 6-82) stumps, day one at David Phillips North. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 6-295 off 80 overs (Hugh Kermond 114, Liam Coelho 58, Brayden Dilley 50; Akash Biradar 1-30) versus UNSW, stumps, day one at Camperdown Park. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Round 8 (Limited overs)
Sydney University 4-265 off 50 overs (Matthew Moran 121 not out, Hayden Storey 52, Tom Fullerton 41 not out; Rory Russo 1-34) defeated St George 251 off 49 overs (Peter Francis 100, Blake Nikitaras 44, Ryan Peacock 38; Dominic O’Shannessy 3-41) by 14 runs at Hurstville Oval on Sunday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, St George 0.
Metropolitan Cup competition – Round 7 (Two-day fixtures)
Sydney University 5(dec)-321 off 68 overs (Billy Barge 146 not out, Ryan Blayney 86, Shihub Rahman 39) versus UNSW 1-36 off 1o overs, stumps, day one at David Phillips North. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Twenty20 – Rounds 2 and 3
First Grade: Gordon Blue 5-111 off 20 overs (Hannah Trollip 44; Carly Leeson 3-21) defeated Universities Blue 9-89 off 20 overs (Carly Leeson 40; Elizabeth Mair 3-11) by 22 runs at Grahame Thomas Oval on Sunday. Toss: Gordon Blue. Batted first: Gordon Blue. Points: Gordon Blue 6, Universities Blue 0.
Sydney 2-69 off 10.5 overs (Jessica Marks 29 not out, Kate Jackson 15; Rebecca Green 1-9) defeated Universities Gold 2-68 off 20 overs (Samantha Robinson 25; Ananaya Sharma 3-6) by eight wickets at Drummoyne Oval on Sunday. Toss: Universities Gold. Batted first: Universities Gold. Points: Sydney 6, Universities Gold 0.
Limited Overs – Round 7
Third Grade: Gordon 7-230 off 40 overs (Jessica Henry 51 ret not out, Emily Spring 45, Kristen Dorsch 44; Emily Cooksley 2-45) defeated Universities Gold 8-100 off 40 overs (Diana Lozell 24 not out, Sarah Healy 20; Emily Spring 2-36) by 130 runs at Forsyth Park on Saturday. Toss: Universities Gold. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Universities Gold 0.
Universities Blue: bye.