Sydney University’s outright loss to UTS North Sydney at University Oval on Saturday saw the defending Belvidere Cup premiers drop out of the top six.
The win resulted in UTS North Sydney moving to third on the ladder behind undefeated Campbelltown-Camden and Eastern Suburbs, with Randwick-Petersham, Bankstown and Penrith making up the top six. The Students are seventh after four rounds.
Having rolled Sydney University for 111 on day one at University Oval, UTS North Sydney replied with 7(dec)-163 before dismissing the hosts for 196. Tim Cummins (68 not out) and Ben Trevor-Jones (54) were the main contributors for Sydney University in the second dig, while Matthew Alexander collected 4-49.
Needing 145 for the outright, Justin Avendano (78 not out) and Benjamin Bryan (44 not out) made short work of it as the visitors amassed 2-148 off 32 overs.
UTS North Sydney and Sydney University played out a draw in the Second Grade fixture at Bon Andrews Oval on Saturday, while the Students collected first innings points in Third and Fourth grades and UTS North Sydney earned first innings points in Fifth Grade.
Rounds five and six will be limited overs matches with Sydney University pitted against Western Suburbs at Pratten Park this Saturday, before hosting Parramatta at University Oval the following week.
Meanwhile, Sydney University’s Metropolitan Cup side eked out a draw with Warringah at Mike Pawley Oval on Saturday.
Warringah batted through the first day before declaring at 4-402 on the back of Michael Singh’s unbeaten 183 and Josh Cooper’s 150. Sydney University batted out there second day, finishing at 9-248 off 93 overs, with Jack Hennessy (90), Ashwin Dixit (38) and Rohan Joshi (28) weathering most of the storm.
NSW Premier competition – Round 4 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: UTS North Sydney 7(dec)-163 off 38 overs (Robert Aitken 44, Oliver Knight 35 not out, Benjamin Bryant 35; Ben Joy 4-40) and 2-148 off 32.5 overs (Justin Avendano 78 not out, Benjamin Bryan 44 not out; Charlie Cassell 1-14) defeated Sydney University 111 off 50.3 overs (Ryan McElduff 33, Liam Robertson 26; James Aitken 3-6, James Campbell 3-26) and 196 off 51.3 overs (Tim Cummins 68 not out, Ben Trevor-Jones 54; Matthew Alexander 4-49, William Graham 2-36) outright at University Oval on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: UTS North Sydney 10, Sydney University 0.
Second Grade: UTS North Sydney 9(dec)-339 off 100.1 overs (Glenn Aitken 93, Raymond Alexander 71 not out, Broc Hardy 60; Kieran Tate 4-62, Lewis McMahon 3-67) drew with Sydney University 7-292 off 90 overs (Charlie Dummer 115, Varun George 69, Max Hope 44; Niranjan Naguleswaran 3-76) at Bon Andrews Oval on Saturday. Toss: UTS North Sydney. Batted first: UTS North Sydney. Points: UTS North Sydney 1, Sydney University 1.
Third Grade: Sydney University 9-238 off 75 overs (Joshua Lodge 66, Charles Litchfield 54, Andrew Hazard 29, Jack Lawson 28 not out; Nuwan Whyte 4-42) defeated UTS North Sydney237 off 80 overs (Jarrad Ninness 56, Ahmer Amir 62, Dhruva Thorat 29; Sam Wood 4-56, Jack Lawson 3-81) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday. Toss: UTS North Sydney. Batted first: UTS North Sydney. Points: Sydney University 6, UTS North Sydney 0.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 7(dec)-273 off 76 overs (Oliver Zannino 74 not out, James Veitch 52, Michael Robinson 47; Timothy Robson 3-54) defeated UTS North Sydney 126 off 54.3 overs (Jamie Shaw 26, Timothy Robson 26, Adam Cavenor 25; Brodie Mitchell 3-24, Ben Frost 3-47) on the first innings at Tunks Park on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, UTS North Sydney 0.
Fifth Grade: UTS North 7-205 off 76.4 overs (Hamish Reynolds 50, Christopher Savage 49; Andrew Wilkinson 2-29, Ashwin Kirubanandan 2-30) defeated Sydney University 203 off 58 overs (Lucas Wilson 67, Zohirul Islam 49; Patrick Lindsay 5-39, Peter Brazel 2-20) on the first innings at Camperdown Park on Saturday. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: UTS North Sydney 6, Sydney University 0.
Twenty20 Cup – Round
Sydney University bye.
Metropolitan Cup competition – Round 5 (Two-day matches)
Warringah 4(dec)-402 off 66 overs (Michael Singh 183 not out, Josh Cooper 150) drew with Sydney University 9-248 off 93 overs (Jack Hennessy 90, Ashwin Dixit 38, Rohan Joshi 28) at Mike Pawley Oval on Saturday. Toss: Warringah. Batted first: Warringah. Points: Warringah 1, Sydney University 1.