While inclement weather affected many cricket matches around Sydney on Saturday, Sydney University Third Graders Matthew Moran and Tom Fullerton made the most of conditions at St Paul’s College Oval.
Batting just 250m away from Sydney University Oval, where no play took place in the First Grade fixture against Randwick-Petersham, Moran and Fullerton cut loose to post a 260+ run third-wicket partnership.
Batting at No.4, Moran cracked 142, while Fullerton was unbeaten on 124 when the Students declared at 5-313, allowing them four overs at Randwick-Petersham. (Balls faced, boundaries and partnerships were, unfortunately, not recorded.) The visitors were 0-6 at stumps on day one of the two-day fixture.
In contrast, Sydney University Seconds have a tough day ahead of them at Coogee Oval next Saturday.
Having been sent in to bat, the Students were all out for 129, thanks to Thomas McKenzie (3-13) and Jamie Hemphrey (2-31) making the most of the early conditions.
Randwick-Petersham openers Matthew Everett (46 not out) and Adam Docos (32 not out) then put on a 79-run partnership as the hosts went to stumps 0-79 off 26 overs.
Sydney University Fourths were 0-9 at stumps at Kensington Oval and will be chasing 204 for first innings points when play resumes next Saturday.
Sam Wood (3-47) and Lewis Ansell (2-15) helped the Students dismiss Randwick-Petersham for 203 off 75 overs, with Jordan Segal (51) and Thomas Holland (38) the main contributors.
As with First Grade, not a ball was bowled in the Fifth Grade fixture against Randwick-Petersham at Camperdown Park or the Metropolitan Cup match between Sydney University and Gordon at Beauchamp Oval on Saturday.
NSW Premier competition – Round 2 (To-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney University versus Randwick-Petersham at Sydney University Oval on Saturday. No play due to rain.
Second Grade: Sydney University 129 off 55.3 overs (Max Hope 28; Thomas McKenzie 3-13, Jamie Hemphrey 2-31) versus Randwick 0-79 off 26 overs (Matthew Everett 46 not out, Adam Docos 32 not out) stumps, day one a on rain-shortened day at Coogee Oval on Saturday. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Sydney University.
Third Grade: Sydney University 5(dec)-313 off 74 overs (Matthew Moran 142, Tom Fullerton 124 not out; Douglas Loth 2-56) versus Rankwick-Petersham 0-6 off four overs, stumps, day one at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fourth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 203 off 75 overs (Jordan Segal 51, Thomas Holland 38, Ross Elliot 26; Sam Wood 3-47, Lewis Ansell 2-15) versus Sydney University 0-9 off three overs, stumps, day one at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University versus Randwick-Petersham at Camperdown Park on Saturday. No play due to rain.
Metropolitan Cup competition – Round 2 (Limited Overs)
Gordon versus Sydney University at Beauchamp Oval on Saturday – no play due to rain. Points: Gordon 1, Sydney University 1.