Sydney University teams are well-placed to earn Club Championship points in four of the five Round 11 grade matches against Sutherland after day one on Saturday.
Sydney University Firsts were 8-305 at stumps at Glen McGrath Oval after winning the toss and batting. With the dangerous Matthew Morgan still at the crease on 27, skipper Will Hay might elect the bat on for some quick runs before lunch on Saturday.
Nick Larkin (85), Scott Henry (75) and Mark Faraday (50) put the Students in a strong position to take the points and remain at the competition helm.
Sydney University Seconds are also in a good position to earn valuable competition and Club Championship points.
After winning the toss and giving Sutherland first use of the Sydney University No.1 Oval strip, the Students ripped through visitor’s batting line-up. Sutherland were all out for 197, with Ben Joy (3-40) and Robert Edwards (3-48) taking the bowling honours.
Sydney University were 3-125 at stumps, with Ben Larkin having contributed 42 and Liam Robertson unbeaten on 32.
Ken Huckle (87), Jack Hill (64 not out) and John Saint (60) helped Sydney University Thirds to 6-304 at stumps at Sutherland Oval. As with Will Hay, skipper Daniel Ward has the interesting option of posting some more quick runs or declaring overnight.
Sydney University Fourths will resume on 1-47 next Saturday – with James Larkin unbeaten on 38 – after dismissing Sutherland for 210 at Sydney University No.2 Oval, while Fifth Grade have the job ahead of them, resuming on 0-12 in pursuit of Sutherland’s 333 at Tonkin Park.
Sydney Men’s Grade competition – Round 11 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney University 8-305 (Nick Larkin 85, Scott Henry 75, Mark Faraday 50; Adam Fleming 5-56, Adrian Ezquerro 2-75) v Sutherland, stumps, day one, at Glenn McGrath Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Second Grade: Sutherland 197 (James Bill 57, Joel Tuccia 47, Joel Burnett 35; Ben Joy 3-40, Robert Edwards 3-48, Tom Kierath 2-25) v Sydney University 3-125 (Ben Larkin 42, Liam Robertson 32 not out, Adam Theobald 23; Joel Tuccia 2-60) stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sutherland.
Third Grade: Sydney University 6-304 (Ken Huckle 87, Jack Hill 64 not out, John Saint 60; Sam Newman 2-54) v Sutherland, stumps, day one, at Sutherland Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fourth Grade: Sutherland 210 (Mathew Earley 69, Phil Weatherall 39, Blake Miller 34; Charles Cull 7-49, Elliott Braunstein 2-27) v Sydney University 1-47 (James Larkin 38 not out) stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sutherland. Batted first: Sutherland.
Fifth Grade: Sutherland 333 (Martin Henry 67, Jamie Brown 64, Nicholas McCarthy 51; Alex Barwick 4-85, Greg Metcalfe 4-114) v Sydney University 0-12, stumps, day one, at Tonkin Park. Toss: Sutherland. Batted first: Sutherland.
Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 14 (Limited overs)
First Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 4-192 off 39.4 overs (Clare Koski 52 not out, Melissa Harrison 41, Lisa Griffith 33; Fraser Wunch 3-46) d Universities 7-188 (three players short – late withdrawals) off 44.2 overs (Kate Owen 71, Alex Vaughan 53; Cassandra McDonough 4-10) by six wickets at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Campbelltown-Camden 6, Universities 0.
Second Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 7-280 off 50 overs (Karen Hoads 72 not out, Rebecca Miller 62, Stefanie Daffara 53; Lisa Molden 3-52, Nicole Woods 2-25) d Universities 9-104 (Claire Hodgkinson 41; Monique Jackson 4-34) by 176 runs at Raby No.2 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Campbelltown-Camden 6, Universities 0.