Despite losing outright to Randwick-Petersham in their two-day, Round 7 clash at Petersham Oval at the weekend, Sydney University salvaged first innings points to retain the competition lead.
Having won the toss and batted, the Students posted a modest 209 on Saturday, with No.4 Liam Robertson (73), opener Scott Henry (71) and young leg-spinner Jonte Pattison (39 not out) providing the bulk of the runs.
Jake Wilson tore through the University line-up, finishing with 5-78, including the wickets of Nick Larkin, Greg Mail and David Miller, who all failed to score.
Randwick-Petersham were 3-84 at stumps on Saturday night and Tim Ley (5-59 and Mail (3-26) ensured Sydney University of first innings points when the hosts were rolled for 162 on Sunday. Nathan Price (49) and Shaun Eaton (38) were the main contributors.
University skipper Mail declared the second innings closed at 3-96, with Henry unbeaten on 56, and the hosts chasing 144 for victory.
Eaton (69 not out) and Price (63 not out) helped them knock off the deficit in 30.2 overs, with the hosts collecting six competition points for the outright and the Students earning four points for leading on the first innings.
Sydney University lead the competition on 38 points, with Penrith (36), Sydney (30), Campbelltown-Camden (30), Randwick-Petersham (30) and Bankstown (30) making up the top six.
Sydney University also lead the Club Championship on 627 points, from Randwick-Petersham (603) and Sydney (556).
Sydney University will host Gordon in a Limited Overs encounter at No.1 Oval on Saturday before the competition breaks for Christmas. The Students will then meet North Sydney at North Sydney Oval in another Limited Overs match on January 11.
Sydney Men’s grade cricket competition – Round 7 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Randwick-Petersham 162 off 61.5 overs (Nathan Price 49, Shaun Eaton 38; Tim Ley 5-59, Greg Mail 3-26) and 2-147 off 30.2 overs (Shaun Eaton 69 not out, Nathan Price 63 not out; Tim Ley 1-16) d Sydney University 209 69.1 overs (Liam Robertson 73, Scott Henry 71, Jonte Pattison 39 not out; Jake Wilson 5-78, Nathan Price 3-14) and 3(dec)-96 (Scott Henry 56 not out) outright at Petersham Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 4 (for leading on the first innings).
Lower grades (limited overs)
Second Grade: Sydney University 9-168 off 50 overs (Jack Hill 44, Adam Theobald 36, Will Hay 35; Ben Merciante 3-29, David Bolton 2-23) d Randwick-Petersham 154 off 47 overs (Jarryd Biviano 35, John McLoughlin 27; Josh Toyer 4-30, Ben Joy 3-15) by 14 runs at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Randwick-Petersham 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 6-286 off 49.3 overs (Henry Clark 100, Darius Visser 67, Max Hope 34) d Randwick-Petersham 282 off 48.3 overs (Nick Charlwood 100, Jack Preddey 33, Trent Griffiths 27) by four wickets at Coogee Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Sydney University 6, Randwick-Petersham 0.
Fourth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 6-145 off 29.4 overs (David Bourke 38, Barton Lynch 28, Morgan Clune 26) d Sydney University 141 off 452.2 overs (Ryan Danne 33; Kusham Routray 3-8, Kaj Ram 3-20, Nick Saardy 3-34) by four wickets at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 6-217 off 50 overs (Rob Huxley 84 not out, Rehaan Nawaz 36 not out, Oshanka Perara 25; Alex Mihalyka 2-41, Thomas Hill 2-43) d Sydney University 214 off 49 overs (Harrison Watt 64, Suda Sivapalan 34, Anthony Lown 30; Cameron Fowler 3-30, Mitchell Selwood 3-39) by three runs at Kensington Oval. Toss: Randwick-Petersham. Batted first: Randwick-Petersham. Points: Randwick-Petersham 6, Sydney University 0.
Sydney Women’s grade competition – Round 11 (Limited overs)
Universities 4-211 off 44.3 overs (Rachael Haynes 98 not out, Kate Blackwell 26, Kara Sutherland 25; Sarah Coyte 1-17) d Campbelltown-Camden 207 off 48 overs (Clare Koski 47, Lauren Cheatle 30, Keira Perry 22; Kate Owen 2-20, Melissa Norup 2-22, Emily Mifsud 2-32) by six wickets at Raby No.1 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.