Fresh from a productive week with the bat for NSW Second XI, Sydney University captain Greg Mail shone with the ball on the first day of a two-day Sydney grade match against Manly-Warringah at Manly Oval on Saturday.
Mail took 5-16 off 10 overs as Manly were dismissed for 198 after winning the toss and batting.
After losing the early wicket of opener Justin Cox with 20 on the board, Tim Cruikshank (65) and Andrew Jeffrey (56) consolidated with a 111-run partnership before Mail entered the fray and the hosts lost 7-77.
Will Hay (29 not out) and Mail (18 not out) took the Students to 0-48 at stumps on day one, with the prospect of first innings points looking bright next Saturday.
Mail is in great early season form having scored 52 in the first innings of a drawn mid-week match between NSW and Victoria Second XIs and backed that up with 223 in the second innings.
Sydney University Seconds are looking for outright points in their match against Manly-Warringah at University No.2 Oval.
Having dismissed Manly for 156 (Tom Kierath 3-28 and Josh Toyer 3-43), the Students have already secured first innings points at 5-167, thanks solid contributions from Adam Theobald (49), Nick Larkin (36) and Chris Jones (30).
Sydney University Thirds will need a big contribution from the middle order to salvage any points in their match at St Paul’s College Oval.
Ryan Bonnor (45), Rob Brindle (38) and Craig Little (37 not out) helped Manly-Warringah to 208 in their first innings before they reduced Sydney University to 4-28 at stumps on day one.
Sydney University Fourth Grade are chasing outright points in their match against Manly-Warringah at Graham Reserve.
After dismissing Manly for 98, thanks to Jim Kazaglis who snared 6-28, the Students replied with 6-146 before declaring late in the day in the hope of grabbing a wicket or two. Manly were 0-8 at stumps.
Sydney Grade – Round 4 (Two-day match)
First Grade: Manly-Warringah 198 (Tim Cruickshank 65, Andrew Jeffrey 56; Greg Mail 5-16) v Sydney University 0-48 (Will Hay 29 not out, Greg Mail 18 not out) stumps day one at Manly Oval.
Second Grade: Sydney University 5-167 (Adam Theobald 49, Nick Larkin 36, Chris Jones 30; Aidan Baker 2-18) v Manly-Warringah 156 (Scott Patterson 62; Tom Kierath 3-28, Josh Toyer 3-43) at Sydney University No.2 Oval.
Third Grade: Manly-Warringah 208 (Ryan Bonnor 45, Rob Brindle 38, Craig Little 37 not out; James Lawrence 3-31, Stuart McLean 3-38) v Sydney University 4-28 (Vinod Rehaan 2-7) at St Paul’s College Oval.
Fourth Grade: Manly-Warringah 98 (Jim Kazaglis 6-28, Ben Joy 2-27, Charles Cull 2-30) and 0-8 v Sydney University 6(dec)-146 (Michael Culkoff 46, Dave Crawford 30; Michael Visser 3-35) at Graham Reserve.
Women’s Sydney Grade (Twenty20)
First Grade: Sydney 3-135 (A Healy 77 not out, Ellyse Perry 42) d Universities 6-133 (Alex Blackwell 51; Michelle Gozko 2-14, Angela Reakes 2-26).