Sydney University’s Under 16 side earned a semi-final berth in the 2012-13 A.W. Green Shield with a 36-run win over St George in their 60-over quarter-final at Sydney University No.1 Oval on Tuesday.
Opener Ryan Danne (52) anchored the University innings of 6-205, with Matthew Coffey (38 not out) and Ben Adams (30 not out) sharing a 76-run sixth-wicket partnership to edge Sydney University into the 200s and Mr Reliability Jack Maddocks chipping in with 29.
Harry Day (2-26) and leg-spinner Jonte Pattison (2-28) led the way in restricting St George to 169. Brent Atherton (26), Saarhil Parekh (25) and Robert Liley (22) were the main willow-wielders for the visitors.
Sydney University will meet Fairfield-Liverpool in one semi-final tomorrow (Thursday), while Sutherland will meet Northern District in the other showdown for a finals berth.
The final will be held next Monday at a venue to be decided after the semi-final results.
A.W. Green Shield – Quarter finals (60-over matches)
Sydney University 6-205 off 60 overs (Ryan Danne 52, Matthew Coffey 38 not out, Ben Adams 30 not out, Jack Maddocks 29; Luke Bartier 2-34) d St George 169 off 58.1 overs (Brent Atherton 26, Saarhil Parekh 25, Robert Liley 22; Harry Day 2-26, Jonte Pattison 2-28) by 36 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: St George. Batted first: Sydney University.
Other quarter-final results: Fairfield-Liverpool 5-102 d UNSW 98; Sutherland 2-139 d Gordon 138; Northern District 175 d Blacktown 8-172