Sydney University opener Greg Mail is looking at yet another 1000+ run season in the Sydney Grade competition, after posting back-to-back centuries in the first two limited overs fixtures for 2010-11.
Mail backed up his 138 against Mosman in the season opener on October 3 with 166 in Sydney University’s 146-run win over Manly-Warringah at Manly Oval on Saturday.
He cracked 24 boundaries and two sixes in his 187 minutes at the crease, and faced just 155 balls. He departed, bowled by Nat Hill, with the Students 3-269.
Mail and opening partner Will Hay (27) put on 78 as the Students racked up 6-276 off their 50 overs after winning the toss and batting. Ian Moran (29) and Scott Henry (22) also played useful knocks as Mail went about his business.
Sydney University collected a bonus point to take seven from the match when they dismissed Manly-Warringah for 130 off 40.1 overs, with Kevin Desai (3-33) and Scott Henry 2-9 earning the bowling plaudits.
Having retired from first-class cricket, Mail is looking to follow up his Sydney Grade exploits from last season when he amassed 1158 at an average of 82.71.
Meanwhile, Sydney University Seconds pulled off an amazing 20-run win over Manly-Warringah at Sydney University No.2 Oval.
After being dismissed for just 156 off 40.4 overs, the Students knocked over the visitors for 136 off 38.1 overs to take the points. Jim Kazaglis (34) top-scored with the bat and collected 2-24 to share the bowling honours with Liam Robertson (3-29), Stuart McLean (2-6) and Robert Edwards (2-33).
Manly-Warringah triumphed in Thirds, Fourths and Fifths.
Sydney Grade competition – Limited over Round 2
First Grade: Sydney University 6-276 off 50 overs (Greg Mail 166, Ian Moran 29, Will Hay 27, Scott Henry 22; Nat Hill 2-24, Jackson Bird 0-35) d Manly-Warringah 130 off 40.1 overs (Tim Cruikshank 60, Jack Ritchie 28; Kevin Desai 3-33, Scott Henry 2-9, Michael Culkoff 2-17) by 146 runs at Manly Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 7.
Second Grade: Sydney University 156 off 40.4 overs (Jimmy Kazaglis 34, Matthew Morgan 31, Robert Edwards 30; David Poskitt 3-37, Nick McLachlan 2-23, Matthew Mee 2-31) d Manly-Warringah 136 off 38.1 overs (James Crosthwaite 26, Jamie Sullivan 21, Andrew Jeffery 19; Liam Robertson 3-29, Stuart McLean 2-6, Jimmy Kazaglis 2-24, Robert Edwards 2-33) by 20 runs at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6.
Third Grade: Manly-Warring 4-156 off 33.1 overs (Ian Prowse 67 not out, Adam Parkinson 21 not out) d Sydney University 155 off 49.1 overs (Justin Younes 45, Daniel Ward 44; Craig Little 5-33, Luke Mannell 2-31) by six wickets at Graham Reserve. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Manly-Warringah 6.
Fourth Grade: Manly-Warringah 2-93 off 22.1 overs (Rowley Alexander 47, Joel Mason 36 not out) d Sydney University 92 off 35.6 overs (Ash Cowan 26, Josh Lawrence 16; Matthew Butcher 4-6, Lance Stewart 2-10, Luke Grant 2-13) by eight wickets at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Manly-Warringah 7.
Fifth Grade: Manly-Warringah 2-111 off 28.5 overs (Steffan James 57 not out, Adam Gummer 36 not out) d Sydney University 110 off 48 overs (Virosh Poolagasandrum 29; Arshdeep Virdi 3-31, David Farrell 2-4) by eight wickets at Mike Pawley Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Manly-Warringah 7.