Losses in the top three grades in the round of two-day matches against North Sydney, which finished on Saturday, saw Sydney University plummet to seventh on the Club Championship after going into the Christmas break on top of the ladder.
St George have taken over the lead in the Club Championship on 967 points, with Randwick-Petersham (912), Bankstown (864), Sydney (847), Manly-Warringah (825) and North Sydney (801) edging ahead of Sydney University (795).
Sydney University’s Club Championship aspirations also took a dent when First Grade failed to make the finals in the Twenty20 competition and the Under 16s won just two of seven matches in the A.W. Green Shield competition played during the Christmas school holidays.
Despite losing on the first innings to North Sydney at the weekend, Sydney University still head the First Grade ladder on 59 points, with Randwick-Petersham (58), Fairfield-Liverpool (51), Sydney (51), Bankstown (50) and St George (49) making up the top six. First Grade are also second on the limited (50) over competition ladder.
In the lower grades, Sydney University lie seventh in Second Grade, seventh in Third Grade, 16th in Fourth Grade and 14th in Fifth Grade, while the Poidevin-Gray Shield (Under 21) team is fifth on the ladder.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 10 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: North Sydney 285 (Jay Lenton 68 not out, Scott Sharma 55, Daniel Hughes 42, Tim Affleck 40; Beau Casson 4-48, Josh Toyer 2-65) d Sydney University 84 (Greg Mail 25, Ian Moran 19, Beau Casson 16; Nicholas Bills 5-38) and 0-106 (Mark Faraday 79 not out, Will Hay 24 not out) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: North Sydney. Points: North Sydney 6, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: North Sydney 9-242 (Josh Lawrence 90, Ardil Domingo 50 not out, Evan Miller 37; Robert Edwards 3-55, David Miller 2-27) d Sydney University 165 (Nick Larkin 50, Liam Robertson 41, Robert Edwards 27; Arjan Bagga 3-27, Liam Lannen 3-32) and 10104 (Nick Larkin 63, Ben Larkin 31 not out) on the first innings at North Sydney No.2 Oval. Toss: North Sydney. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: North Sydney 6, Sydney University 0.
Third Grade: North Sydney 184 d Sydney University 153 (Justin Younes 103 not out) and 8-134 on the first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: North Sydney. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: North Sydney 6, Sydney University 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 161 (James Larkin 72, Henry Clark 28, Jack Hammond 26; James Pride 3-63; Anand Verma 3-71) and 77 (Richard Leishman 5-36, Jason Keane 3-33) d North Sydney 134 (Todd Francis 41, Tom Hewett 24, Michael Birch 20; Simon Cowan 6-36) and 5-101 (Richard Leishman 40; Simon Cowan 2-19) on the first innings at Tunks Park. Toss: North Sydney. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, North Sydney 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 135 (Jarrod Waterlow 25, Devin Foulis 21; 4-23) and 9(dec)-83 (Joseph Pearsell 3-21, Karl Stewart 3-24) d North Sydney 58 (Elliott Braunstein 5-21, Devon Foulis 5-25) and 8-145 (Andrew Brotherson 35, Keith Lawrence 33) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, North Sydney 0.
A.W. Green Shield – Round 7 (60-over matches)
Sydney University 9-142 off 60 overs (Jesse Moffatt 33, Kieran Tate 31; James Shepherd 3-10) d Western Suburbs 140 off 55.1 overs ( Guy Seymour 48, Cameron McLean 33; Darius Visser 2-5, Thomas Hill 2-19, Jesse Kennedy 2-20) at Pratten Park.