Middle order batsman Ryan McElduff top-scored in both innings as Sydney University gained outright points over Penrith in their Round 12 NSW Premier Cricket clash at University Oval on Saturday and Sunday.

McElduff scored 43 in Sydney University’s first innings of 146 in reply to Penrith’s 121. The Students then rolled the visitors for 155 in their second innings, leaving themselves chasing131 for outright points. McElduff backed up with 65 in a tense afternoon as Sydney University lost eight wickets in reaching the target.

His first innings was a patient display with the 43 including four boundaries off 119 deliveries. In contrast, his second innings was a whirlwind affair. Entering the fray at 3-18 and time running out, he cracked nine boundaries and a pair of sixes, with his 65 coming off 47 deliveries.

The Students also produced some fine bowling performances with Joe Kershaw collecting 6-45 in Penrith’s first innings. He backed that up with 3-38 in the second innings, with Dugald Holloway chipping in with 5-44.

The 10 points for the outright win extended Sydney University’s lead in the NSW Premier Cricket competition, while Penrith dropped to third.

Sydney University head the competition on 61 points, with UTS North Sydney (49), Penrith (47), Sydney (44), Parramatta (43) and Gordon (43) making up the top six.

The Students also head the Club Championship on 1312 points, with Penrith (1015) and Parramatta (1010) the closest rivals.



Sydney Men’s Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 12 (Two-day match)

First Grade: Sydney University 146 off 54.1 overs (Ryan McElduff 46, Joe Kershaw 24; Ryan Smith 7-59) and 8-131 off 22.4 overs (Ryan McElduff 65, Ben Trevor-Jones 26; Henry Railz 3023, Ryan Smith 3-44) defeated Penrith 121 off 52.1 overs (Brent Atherton 46, Ryan Smith 25; Joe Kershaw 6-45) and 155 off 55 overs Brent Atherton 39, Brent Williams 29; Dugald Holloway 5-44, Joe Kershaw 3-38) outright at University Oval on Saturday and Sunday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Sydney University 10, Penrith 0.


One-day fixtures

Second Grade: Sydney University 7-208 off 43 overs (Nicholas Walker 100, James Larkin 44; Kaine Balgowan 3-48, Zacchary Rizzo 2-34) defeated Penrith 136 off 34 overs Nick Adams 43; Ryan Danne 5-18, Kieran Tate 3-21) by 72 runs at Howall Oval on Saturday. Toss: Penrith. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Penrith 0.


Third Grade: Penrith 104 off 39 overs (Nicholas Thornton 42, Luke Doddrell 30) defeated Sydney University 82 off 37 overs (no batting details; Japneet Singh 3-5) by 22 runs at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Penrith. Points: Penrith 6, Sydney University 0.


Fourth Grade: Sydney University 9-179 off 42 overs (Michael Robinson 62, Ed Arnott 42; Dale Turner 3-33) defeated Penrith 151 off 38.5 overs (Jacob Apicella 38, Samuel Grant 37; Murray Watts 3-27, Jazz Rinka 3-27) by 28 runs at Bill Ball Oval on Saturday. Toss: Penrith. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Penrith 0.


Fifth Grade: Sydney University versus Penrith at Camperdown Park. Match abandoned. Points: Sydney University 1, Penrith 1.


Metropolitan Cup – Round 13 (Limited Overs)

Sydney University versus Gordon at Castle Cove Oval. Match abandoned. Points: Sydney University 1, Gordon 1.



Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Round 6 (Limited Overs)

First Grade: Gordon versus Universities at Chatswood Oval on Sunday. Match abandoned. Points: Gordon 3, Universities 3.


Second Grade: Universities 2-188 off 35.5 overs (No details) defeated Sydney 187 off 49.3 overs (No details) by eight wickets at David Phillips South on Sunday.


Twenty20 – Round 7

Universities Blue 3-164 off 20 overs (Olivia Porter 72, Kate Owen 56; Olivia Cook 2-29) defeated Gordon Red 8-82 off 20 overs (Abigail Powell 11, Julia Chessman 10; Amy McKay 2-6) by 82 runs, with a bonus point, at Killara Park on Sunday. Toss: Universities Blue. Batted first: Universities Blue. Points: Universities Blue 7, Gordon Red 0.


Third Grade Twenty20 – Round 5

Bankstown 0-45 off six overs (Hayley Brown 28 not out, Tahlia Dunne 14 not out) defeated Universities Gold 8-42 off 20 overs (Hayley Brown 3-6, Brianna Fraser 2-6) by 10 wickets at Tonbridge Park on Saturday. Toss: Universities Gold. Batted first: Universities Gold 0. Points: Bankstown 6, Universities Gold 0.

Universities Blue: Bye.


Under 18 Brewer Shield – Round 7 (40 Overs)

Bankstown 4-212 off 40 overs (Tahlia Dunne 83, Cynthia Coghlan 48 not out, Chloe Butler 35 not out; Audrey Pisto 2-22) defeated Universities 34 off 19.2 overs (Sarah Brine 16; Kaitlyn Drinkwater 3-12,  Tahlia Dunne  2-2, Hayley Elliott 2-3) by 188 runs at David Phillips North on Sunday. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Bankstown. Points: Bankstown 6, Universities 0.