A brilliant 134 off 110 deliveries from Anthony Mosca helped Sydney Tigers to the 2018-19 Sydney Men’s Premier Grade Limited Overs title at Drummoyne Oval on Sunday.
Batting at No.4, Mosca’s third century of the season included nine boundaries and seven over the fence in his 143-minute stay. He shared a match-winning 191-run stand with No.3 Matthew Rodgers, who crafted 63 off 115 deliveries as the hosts posted 6-293 with three balls to spare in reeling in Sydney University’s imposing target of 8-289 off their 50 overs.
Beau McClintock (36 not out) and Daniel Smith (30) were also solid contributors for the winners, while Ben Joy (2-52) and Hayden Kerr (2-57) were the main wicket-takers for the Students.
After losing openers Hayden Kerr for 13 and Nicholas Walker for 17, Sydney University’s middle order set about posting a solid target, with Ryan McElduff (69), Ed Cowan (49) and Liam Robertson (38) the main contributors, while No.8 Dugald Holloway chipped in with 21 not out. Ben Mitchell was the best with the ball for the winners, finishing with 4-45 from his 10 overs.
As defending premiers, Sydney University have now lost the Twenty20 and Limited Oval grand finals this year. With one round of the competition proper to be played – against 14th Western Suburbs at University Oval this Saturday – the Students need a win to secure the minor premiership. They already have the coveted 2018-19 Club Championship in the bag.
The Qualifying Finals begin on 16 March.
Sydney Men’s Premier Grade Limited Overs Cup – Grand Final
Sydney 6-293 off 49.3 overs (Anthony Mosca 134, Matthew Rodgers 63, Beau McClintock 36 not out, Daniel Smith 30; Ben Joy 2-52, Hayden Kerr 2-57) defeated Sydney University 8-289 off 50 overs (Ryan McElduff 69, Ed Cowan 49, Liam Robertson 38, Dugald Holloway 21 not out; Ben Mitchell 4-45) by four wickets at Drummoyne Oval on Sunday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Premiers for 2018-19: Sydney.
Sydney Men’s Premier Grade cricket competition – Round 14 (Two-day match)
First Grade: Sutherland 4-152 off 45 overs (Aiden Bariol 62 not out, Chris Williams 48; Charlie Cassell 2-10) defeated Sydney University 151 off 52 overs (Hayden Kerr 59, Nicholas Walker 28; Jake Wilson 3-36, Austin Waugh 2-15) by six wickets at Glenn McGrath Oval on Saturday after day one was washed out. Toss: Sutherland. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sutherland 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: Sutherland 2-153 off 38 overs (Luke Hawksworth 77 not out, Daniel Rixon 36 not out, James Arnold 31) defeated Sydney University 141 off 48.1 overs (Nicky Craze 62, Kieran Tate 29 not out; Flynn Parker 3-28, Dimitri Magoulias 3-35) by eight wickets at University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sutherland 6, Sydney University 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 4(dec)-259 off 79 overs (Ben Larkin 79, William Masojada 65, Jack Hill 53, Hayden Storey 38 not out; John Derwent 3-109) defeated Sutherland 66 (Kieran Medway 26; Tom Kierath 5-19, Henry Clark 3-9) and 136 off 15.5 overs (Peter Saroukos 50; William Masojada 7-43) outright at Sutherland Park (Oval 1) on Saturday. Toss: Sutherland. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 10, Sutherland 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 3-88 off 28.1 overs (Ed Arnott 39 not out, Liam Coelho 24; Kieran Weatherall 1-9) defeated Sutherland 86 off 57.2 overs (Luke Maloney 19; Tom Hill 4-26, Michael Robinson 3-9) by seven wickets at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sutherland. Points: Sydney University 6, Sutherland 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 6-134 off 51 overs (Zohirul Islam 50 not out, Billy Barge 23; Christian Bennett 1-17) defeated Sutherland 124 off 44 overs (Ben Letton 39, Fletcher Graham 23; Matthew Johns 3-9, Zohirul Islam 2-17) by four wickets at Tonkin Park on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sutherland. Points: Zohirul Islam 6, Sutherland 0.
Sydney Women’s Premier competition – Round 10 (Limited Overs)
First Grade: St George-Sutherland 0-106 off 18 overs (Joanne Kelly 66 not out, Tahlia Wilson 38 not out) defeated Universities 105 off 37.3 overs Livia Porter 42, Mariam Bank 22; Rene Farrell 8-18, Isabella Savelli 2-29) by 10 wickets at the Village Green on Sunday. Toss: St George-Sutherland. Batted first: Universities. Points: St George-Sutherland 6, Universities 0.
Under 18 Brewer Shield – Round 11 (Twenty20)
St George-Sutherland 5-100 off 20 overs (Nina Segar 35 not out, Ella Briscoe 30 ret not out; Amy Roche 1-7, India Keating 1-7, Eve Donovan 1-12) defeated Universities 5-84 off 20 overs (Aarya Shipurka 33 ret not out, Frankie Nicklin 31 ret not out; Nina Segar 2-3, Lily Savelli 2-12) by five wickets at Kingsford Smith Oval on Sunday. Toss: St George-Sutherland. Batted first: Universities. Points: St George-Sutherland 6, Universities .50.
Under 15 Premier Competition – Round 3
Sydney 5-119 off 35 overs (Skye Halmarick 25, Hayly Zauch 23) defeated Universities 9-133 off 35 overs (no details) by five wickets at Ryde Oval on Sunday. Toss: Sydney. Batted first: Universities. Points: Sydney 6, Universities 0.