All-rounder Ian Moran punished the
While Moran was busy hitting his highest first grade score, that included 13 boundaries and four sixes, he also figured in a 181-run stand with No.3 Scott Henry (82), his highest partnership since coming to grade in the 2005-06 season.
His previous highest partnership was 146 with opener Will Hay – against Gordon last season. Any chance of breaking that record was extinguished when captain Hay was run out for one on Saturday, giving him plenty of time to contemplate a closure.
He called a halt to the innings late in the day, giving
An intriguing day’s play should ensue between the two arch rivals next Saturday.
UNSW Seconds were well poised at 9-378 at stumps on day one, thanks to Murray Creed’s unbeaten 207, while their Thirds were 7-244 at stumps.
Sydney University Fourths will need quick wickets next Saturday, with UNSW 1-119 in reply to
Northern District proved too strong for Universities in the opening round of the
The hosts racked up 1-129 off just 28.3 overs in reply to Universities 8-128 in their limited overs fixture.
Gordon also proved too strong – in Round 2 – posting 6-149 in reply to Universities 4-114.
Men’s Sydney Grade competition – Round 3 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney 4(dec)-325 (Ian Moran 152, Scott Henry 52, Mark Faraday 42 not out, Greg Mail 25; James Henry 1-24) v UNSW 0-24, stumps, day one, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Won by UNSW. Batted first:
Second Grade: UNSW 9-378 (
Third Grade: UNSW 7-244 (Sean Gardner, 63, Timothy Hood 55, Eris Zehner 51; Hasi Balasuriya 3-28, Ben Joy 3-69) v
Fifth Grade: UNSW 9-229 (Manus Choudhury 65, Philip Hartig-Franc 45, David Jebb 40, Vivek Ambat 33; Simon Cowell 3-28, Virosh Poolagasandrum 225, Angus Glynn 2-48), stumps, day one, at
Women’s Sydney Grade competition (One-day) – Round 1
First Grade: Northern District 1-129 off 28-3 overs (Kristine Britt 64 not out, Nupur Sharma 31; Kate Owen 1-18, Caitlin Rawstron 1-28) d Universities 8-128 (Alex Blackwell 44, Sarah Stephenson 21; Chelsea Bower 2-20, Georgia Elwiss 1-12) at Waitara Oval on Sunday, October 10. Toss: Universities. Batted first: Universities. Points: Northern District 6, Universities 0.
First Grade: Gordon 6-149 (C Annaveld 80 not out, Hannah Trollip 33; Sarah Stephenson 2-17) d Universities 4-114 (Alison Parkin 46 not out; Kristy Williams 1-18) at Village Green on Sunday, October 17.
Women’s National League (Limited overs) – Round 1
NSW 5-395 off 50 overs (Alex Blackwell 157, Lisa Sthalekar 75) d