Sydney University’s four lower grade teams remain on target for finals berths after Round 10 of the NSW Premier Cricket competition.

Third Grade remain unbeaten in the Mitchell Cup, while Second and Fourth Grades lie fifth in the respective Albert Cup and Reid Cup competitions and Fifth Grade lie fourth in the David Sherwood Cup.

Sydney University Thirds defeated UTS North Sydney by six wickets in their Round 10 encounter at Bon Andrews Park. Having rolled the hosts for 180 in 45.4 overs, the Students replied with 4-183 off 44 overs thanks to Henry Snyman’s unbeaten 75 and Matthew Powys’s late order 40.

Max Clark (51) and Harry Gardner (34 not out) led the scoring for Norths, with Prakhar Sharma collecting 4-25 for the Students.

Third Grade top the One Day ladder with seven wins from seven outings and are fourth behind Parramatta, UTS North Sydney and Manly Warringah on the Two Day ladder with two wins and a draw. They head the overall Mitchell Cup ladder with Parramatta, UTS North Sydney, Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs and Manly Warringah making up the top six.

Sydney University First XI picked up an important win over UTS North Sydney in their Round 10 Belvidere Cup One Day match at North Sydney Oval.

Having won the toss and batted, the Students posted an imposing 9-262 thanks to Ryan McElduff’s 88 and Tim Cummins’s 69. McElduff’s 112-ball stay included nine boundaries and a pair of 6s, while Cummins cracked 11 boundaries. The pair put on a 138-run fourth wicket partnership after the Students were 3-22. Addison Sherriff collected 4-43 off his 10 overs.

Sydney University then rolled UTS Norths for 198 in 43.1 overs with leg-spinner Devlin Malone claiming 3-52 off his 10 overs. North Sydney were 4-141 before losing 6-57. Justin Avendano top scored with 68 as wickets fell around him before being caught and bowled by Andrew Hazard, while No.4 Mac Jenkins remained unbeaten on 61.

The Students will meet Gordon in a One Day encounter at Chatswood Oval this Saturday in Round 11 of the Premier competition.

Sydney University Second Grade remain 5th on the Albert Cup ladder despite a six-wicket loss to UTS North Sydney at Sydney University Oval.

After being sent in the Students amassed 190 off their 50 overs. Skipper Jack Hill topscored with 50, while Ryan Danne (35) and Max Hope (29) also helped the cause. Nihal Desai finished with 4-30 and Hamish Reynolds collected 3-14 for Norths.

The visitors reached 4-195 off 41.2 overs, with opener Ollie Sykes (69), No.5 Hamish Reynolds (42 not out) and No.3 Dylan Mares (39) leading the way.

Sydney University Fourth Grade accounted for UTS North Sydney by four wickets at St Paul’s College Oval.

Having been sent in, Norths posted 8-241 with opener Dilray Singh topscoring with 52 and Andrew Wilkinson collecting 3-34. The Students  replied with 6-245 off 45.4 overs. Jazz Rinka topscored with 96, including eight boundaries and five over the pickets, after openers Chris Roussos (54) and Zander Robertson (52) had put on a century partnership.

Sydney University Fifths stayed in the hunt for the David Sherwood Cup with a 31-run win over UTS Norths Sydney at Tunks Park. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Students posted 7-240 off their 50 overs. Batting at No.3, Benjamin Crawford remained 90 not out as wickets fell around him. His patient 154-ball knock included just one boundary, while

No.8 Lewis Wells cracked 82 off 73 balls, including six boundaries.

The Students then rolled UTS North Sydney for 209 thanks to Blaize Irving-Holliday claiming 4-27. Openers Naman Batish (86) and Travis McKenna (41) put on a 101 partnership for Norths before they lost 8-74.

Meanwhile, Sydney University’s A.W. Green Shield (Under 16) side opened their season with a 10-run win over Blacktown Mounties at University Oval.

Sydney University posted 7-195 off their 50 overs with No.3 Arnav Yadav leading the way with 81 and opener Raunit Singh posting 49.

They then rolled the Mounties for 185 with skipper Lachlan Russell collecting 3-30 off nine overs.

The Round 2 fixture with Parramatta at Merrylands Park was washed out, while Sydney proved too strong for the University with a five-wicket Round 3 result at University Oval.

Having won the toss and decided to bowl, the visitors backed their call by dismissing Sydney University for 115 off 29.5 overs. Arnav Yadav (35) and Raunit Singh (28) led the University scoring, while Aditya Thakare collected 4-23. Sydney lost five wickets in reaching 116 with Lucas Medford remaining 41 not out.

Sydney University will meet Northern District in Round 4 at Storey Park on January 14.