SUCC Students on the back foot at Petersham

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Randwick Petersham took the honours on the first day of their two-day NSW Premier Cricket match against Sydney University at Petersham Oval on Saturday.

After being sent in to bat the Students were all out for 183 off 68 overs, with Randwick Petersham in a handy position at 1-47 at stumps.

Batting at No.4 Dylan Hunter topscored for Sydney University with an unbeaten 66 that included six boundaries and three over the ropes. Opener Ryan McElduff (43), Devlin Malone (21), Jordon Gauci (18) and Tim Cummins (14) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures. Bowling honours went to Jason Ralston who finished with 4-35 off 13 overs, and Daya Singh, who collected 3-49.

Randwick Petersham opener Ashley Burton was unbeaten on 23 at stumps, with fellow opener Adam Docos back in the sheds with 19 to his name. The Students will be hoping leg-spinner Devlin Malone’s run of form continues with the ball when play resumes on Saturday.

Sydney University Seconds are in a stronger position in their clash with Randwick Petersham at Sydney University Oval. Having been sent in for first use of the wicket, the Students amassed 295 off 80 overs thanks largely to Max Hope’s 117. Batting at No.7 Hope cracked 15 boundaries and a pair of sixes in his 147-ball stay. Openers Charlie Dummer (59) and Don Butchart (32) got the Students off to a good start with a 62-run stand, while George Barlow chimed in down the order with a patient 33. Connor Oriordon claimed the bowling honours for Randwick Petersham with 4-75 off 17.5 overs. The visitors were a shaky 2-33 at stumps with No.3 Tim Tector unbeaten on 23.

Sydney University Thirds batted 7-229 from the 80 overs on Day 1 with Dom Goddard (53) Matt Powys (49) Josh Toyer (39) and Luka Flannigan (36) as the main contributors. 

Sydney University Fourths rolled Randwick Petersham for 197 at St Paul’s College Oval and were 0-28 at stumps, while Sydney University Fifths were 3-67 at stumps in reply to Randwick Petersham’s 121 at Kensington Oval.

Penrith collected the points the Round 5 Poidevin Gray (Under 21) match at Howell Oval on Sunday. The hosts racked up 6-276 off their 50 overs, with No.3 Jake Scott finishing with an unbeaten 148, which included 12 boundaries and four over the ropes. Skipper Jordan Watson chimed in with 61.

They then reduced the Students to 6-201, with No.3 Nicholas Luke Everitt topscoring with an unbeaten 128, which included 10 boundaries and a six.

Meanwhile, Universities had a seven-wicket win overs Gordon in their Round 8 NSW Premier Cricket Limited Overs Firsts Grade match at David Phillips Memorial Fields on Sunday.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Gordon posted 137 off 38.5 overs, with Emily Sidgreaves (22), Kirstie Gordon (21) and Heidi Cheadle (18) the main contributors. Isabelle Afaras finished with 3-31 from her eight overs.

Universities replied with 3-138 thanks to solid contributions from Frankie Nicklin (56 not out), Kiah Martin (41 not out) and Ciara Gibson (24).

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Gordon Second Grade openers Olivia Callaghan and Asmi Bhanage put on a record-breaking 466 from their 50 overs against Universities at Beauchamp Oval on Sunday. Skipper Callaghan cracked 35 boundaries and a six in her unbeaten 200, while Bhanage hit 27 boundaries in her 196.

Universities replied with 8-230 from 49.3 overs, with opener Ira Patel posting 130, which included 23 boundaries. Callaghan finished with 3-42 off her 10 overs.

UTS North Sydney collected the points in their Round 8 Third Grade clash with Universities at Tunks Park on Saturday.

The hosts won the toss and batted, a decision which proved correct with the first four of their batting line-up – Anushka Dongre, Emily Aitken, Evelyn McKay and Amy Gibbons – each retiring with 50 to their name. The hosts finished with 2-251 from their 40 overs. Universities finished with 7-166 in reply, with opener Ira Patel 54 not out) and No.3 Hetvi Patel (37) the main contributors.