Former Australian ODI representative Peter Forrest cracked an unbeaten 164 in Hawkesbury’s first innings total of 313 in their Round 7 NSW Premier Grade match against competition leaders Sydney University at Owen Earle Oval on Saturday.
Forrest’s 224-ball ton included 20 boundaries and a 160-run, seventh-wicket partnership with Jake Wholohan (26).
Sydney University lost the early wicket of opened Nicholas Walker, who was bowled by Aidan Van Den Nieuwboer for a first ball duck, to go to stumps at 1-7.
Meanwhile, Third Graders Jack Hill and Charles Litchfield posted centuries as Sydney University went to stumps at 3-312 in their match against Hawkesbury at Bensons Lane 2.
Opener Hill cracked 123, while Litchfield posted 106.
The other University century-maker at the weekend was Frankie Nicklin in the women’s Brewer Shield (Under 18) match against Penrith at David Phillips North.
Batting at No.4, Franklin hit 18 boundaries in her unbeaten 100 off 82 balls as Universities posted 9-195 in reply to Penrith’s 118.
Sydney Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 7 (Two-day fixtures)
First Grade: Hawkesbury 313 off 90.1 overs (Peter Forrest 164 not out; Joe Kershaw 3-63, Liam Robertson 2-26, Dugald Holloway 2-62) versus Sydney University 1-7 off three overs, stumps, day one at Owen Earle Oval on Saturday. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury.
Second Grade: Hawkesbury 200 off 56 overs (Jarod Brett 68, Nikethan Nadhakrishnan 50) and 0-4 versus Sydney University 7(dec)-201 (Steven Hobson 98, David Miller 48 not out, James Larkin 30) stumps, day one at University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Hawkesbury. Batted first: Hawkesbury.
Third Grade: Sydney University 3-312 off 80 overs (Jack Hill 123, Charles Litchfield 106; Bailey Thompson 1-31) versus Hawkesbury, stumps, day one at Bensons Lane 2 on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 179 off 48 overs (Alasdair Grant 47, Tom Kierath 30, James Robertson 25; Matthew Williams 3-43, Jayden Wheeler 3-43) versus Hawkesbury 6-84 off 30 overs (Jay Dyball 32, Corey Lowe 27; Aidan Peek 2-26, Brodie Frost 2-34) stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 292 off 72 overs (no details) versus Hawkesbury 0-6 off six overs, stumps, day one at Bensons Lane 3 on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Metropolitan Cup – Round 8
Balmain-South Sydney 90 off 42 overs (Bhushan Rele 41; Max Shanahan 3-32, Muhammad Ghumman 2-0, Tom Armstrong 2-10) versus Sydney University 5-63 (Max Shanahan 27; Cameron Jeffers 3-10) stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Balmain-South Sydney. Batted first: Balmain-South Sydney.
Twenty20 Cup – Round 6
Sydney University 2-126 off 12.2 overs (Hayden Kerr 87 not out, Damien Mortimer 18, Liam Robertson 17 not out; Chris Archer 2-24) defeated Central Coast 8-122 off 20 overs (Benjamin Cohen 46, Jake Hardy 24, Peter Gallichan 20; Joe Kershaw 4-20, Devlin Malone 2-28) by eight wickets at Bill Sohier Park, Ourimbah, on Sunday. Toss: Central Coast. Batted first: Central Coast. Points: Sydney University 6, Central Coast 0.
Sydney Premier Women’s competition – Brewer Shield (Under 18 Limited Overs) – Round 2
Universities 9-195 off 37.5 overs (Frankie Nicklin 100 not out, Bianca Lozell 22 not out; Chelsea Davis 2-21, Shree Swarup 2-33) defeated Penrith 118 off 31 overs (Eve Donovan 3-8, Frankie Nicklin 3-7) at David Phillips North on Sunday. Toss: Penrith. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Universities 6, Penrith 0.