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Sutherland rained on Sydney University’s parade through the ranks on Saturday, with First, Second and Third grades suffering first innings losses, Fourth Grade fighting out a draw and Fifth Grade collected first innings points.

Sydney University had won the toss and batted in all grades and put themselves in solid positions at the end of day one of Round 3. But Sutherland turned up with occupation topping their agenda on day two and went home satisfied with a good day’s work.

Matthew Hughston led the way, guiding Sutherland First XI to a first innings win  with a great knock of 144 at Sydney University No.I Oval.

The visitors arrived chasing 303 – thanks to Nick Larkin (113), Sean Abbott (79), Mark Faraday (43) and Adam Theobald (32) – and went about their work with purpose, making the most of the Students’ attack being without Tom Keirath (injured) and all-rounders Greg Mail and Ian Moran (sharing the Twenty20 spoils in South Africa).

Hughston was at the crease for 286 minutes before being run out with 11 boundaries and a six next to his name. He shared a 154-run third-wicket partnership with Mitchell Brown (54) before they lost their wickets within 10 runs of each other. But Jamie Brown (30 not out) and Luke Dudman (25) kept the momentum going to gain first innings points.

Sutherland Seconds had two century-makers to thank for their first innings win.

Chasing 301, Kurt Brown (123) and Joel Burnett (116 not out) helped the hosts reach 6-304 at Glen McGrath Oval.

Sutherland Thirds racked up 6-264 to run down Sydney University’s 204 at No.2 Oval, while Sutherland Fourths batted out the day to be 8-361 at stumps in reply to Sydney University’s 7(dec)-404 at Sutherland Oval.

Sydney University Fifths carried the day when they rolled Sutherland for 124 in reply to their 214 to take first innings points at St Paul’s College Oval.

Meanwhile, opener Scott Henry continued his rich vein of form with 50 off 34 deliveries in Sydney University’s Twenty20 Cup win over Bankstown at Bankstown Memorial Oval on Sunday.

Having won the toss and batted, the Students put on 8-123 off their 20 overs, before restricting Bankstown to 9-114 and claim the points and make it two from two in the Cup.

Henry’s innings backed up his 122 for NSW Second XI against Victoria Second XI during the week.

In other SUCC news, Sydney University had a big involvement in the Sydney Sixers’ unbeaten run through the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in South Africa. The Sixers defeat the Highveld Lions by 10 wickets in the final in Johannesburg.

As general manager of the Sydney Sixers, Stuart Clark was the architect of putting the winning side together. All-rounder Ian Moran played a key role in some of the early round matches, while Greg Mail was assistant coach of the winning outfit. Mail and Moran will be welcomed back to Sydney University Firsts when they take on Gordon in a Round 4 two-day clash at Sydney University No.1 Oval, starting on Saturday. The Students will back up at the same venue on Sunday for a Round 3 Twenty20 clash against Campbelltown-Camden.

Scoreboard

Sydney Men’s grade cricket competition – Round 3 (Two-day matches)

First Grade: Sutherland 6-304 (Matthew Hughston 144, Mitchell Brown 54, Jamie Brown 30 not out, Luke Dudman 25; Scott Henry 2-37, Tim Ley 2-67) d Sydney University 303 (Nick Larkin 113, Sean Abbott 79, Mark Faraday 43, Adam Theobald 32; Nathan Fitzgerald 4-32, Adam Zampa 4-66) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first:  Sydney University. Points: Sutherland 6, Sydney University 0.

Second Grade: Sutherland 6-304 (Kurt Brown 123, Joel Burnett 116 not out; Kerrod McPherson 2-27) d Sydney University 8(dec)-301) Liam Robertson 117, Steven Hobson 88; Trent Smith 2-36, Nathan Whittingham 2-49) on the first innings at Glen McGrath Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first:  Sydney University. Points: Sutherland 6,  Sydney University 0.

Third Grade: Sutherland 6-264 (Ryan Maguire 105 not out, Duncan Maddinson 64; Charles Cull 2-66) d Sydney University 204 (Peter Murray 43, Alex Logan 35, Suda Sivapalan 24; Joshua Zywitz 4-31) on the first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sutherland 6, Sydney University 0.

Fourth Grade: Sydney University 7(dec)-404 (Alex Mihalyka 119, Darius Visser 104, Matt Skinner 40, Edward Lewis 39 not out, Ash Cowan 39; Alexander Watkiss 4-84) drew with Sutherland 8-361 (Adam El-Daher 103, Peter Saroukos 85, Ryan Chivers 58, Chris Macnamara 47 not out; Jimmy Kazaglis 4-72) at Sutherland Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 0, Sutherland 0.

Fifth Grade: Sydney University 214 (Stuart Hastings76, Jarrod Waterlow 32, Kim Garling 20 not out, Anthony Lown 20; Steve Karouche 3-34) d Sutherland 124 (David Givney 41, Harry Chapman 30; Devin Foulis 2-8, Kim Garling 2-13, Christopher Campbell 2-25) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Sutherland 0.

Metropolitan Cup (Two-day match)

Sydney University 7(dec)-262 (Edward Turner 85, Stuart Hastings 56, Michael Harris 39) and 2(dec)-118 (Michael Barwick 47, Michael Harris 44) d Balmain Tigers 173 and 134 outright at Jubilee Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 10, Balmain Tigers 0.

Twenty20 Cup – Round 2

First Grade: Sydney University 8-123 off 20 overs (Scott Henry 50, David Miller 26, Mark Faraday 17; Daryl Tuffey 1-11, Nathan McAndrew 3-17, Jarrad Burke 2-22) d Bankstown 9-114 off 20 overs (Dean Magee 36, Jarrad Burke 27; Ben Joy 2-16, Tim Ley 2-29, Will Somerville 1-18, Sean Abbott 1-25, David Miller 1-25) by nine runs at Bankstown Memorial Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Bankstown 0.

Sydney Women’s Grade competition – Round 5 (Limited overs)

First Grade: Universities 7-144 (Erin Burns 73; Nicola Carey 2-11, Julie Muir 2-45) d St George-Sutherland 5-142 off 50 overs (Nicola Carey 67 not out, Samantha Han 23; Erin Burns 2-19, Sarah Stephenson 2-25) at Glen McGrath Oval. Batted first: St George-Sutherland. Points: Sydney University 6, St George-Sutherland 0.

Second Grade: St George-Sutherland 4-152 (Samantha Han 50, Michelle Rigney 39; Bernice Harpley 3-17) d Universities 5-151 (Georgia Redmayne 76; Jaclyn Vickery 2-44) by six wickets at Glen McGrath Oval. Batted first: St George-Sutherland. Points: St George-Sutherland 6,Sydney University 0.

Brewer Shield (Twenty20)

St George-Sutherland 5-96 off 20 overs (Georgie Reid 32, Ellen Ryan 17; Ashleigh Hebden 1-8, Grace Puckett 1-10) d Universities 3-85 off 20 overs (Jade Christies 26 not out, Serena Liu 21 not out; Caitlin Bornstein 1-7, Emily Cartwright 1-14) at Glen McGrath Oval. Toss: Universities. Batted first: St George-Sutherland. Points: St George-Sutherland 6, Universities 0.

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