Sydney University had to be content with first innings points in their round two match against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby Oval on Saturday, when the hosts dug in to limit the damage.
Skipper Greg Mail made a bold decision late on the first day to declare at 1-137 after the Students had won the toss and dismissed Campbelltown-Camden for 132.
But the hosts batted for 75 overs to reach 7-201 in their second innings when stumps were drawn. Adam Coyte (66), Ryan Gibson (41) and Arjun Bagga (21 not out) held the innings together, while Nigel Cowell (4-22) and Liam Robertson (1-12) were the pick of the University trundlers.
Mark Faraday (51 not out), Ryan Carters (46 not out) and Scott Henry (38) provided all of Sydney University’s first innings runs.
Sydney University also snared first innings points in Second, Third and Fifth grades but lost on the first innings in Fourth Grade to end the weekend in third place on the Club Championship. Manly-Warringah (234), Northern District (214) and Sydney University (204) fill the top three berths.
Sydney University also lost their round two Metropolitan Cup match against Gordon at Beauchamp Oval, where the hosts won the toss and made 241 before dismissing Sydney University for 193.
And Sydney University’s Poidevin-Gray Shield (Under 21) side opened the season with a limited overs loss to Sydney at University No.1 Oval on Sunday.
Having won the toss and batted, Sydney University were dismissed for 124 off 46.1 overs. Sydney earned a bonus point when the reeled in the target to post 4-126 in just 24.4 overs.
Sydney University will host Blacktown at No.1 Oval in a two-day, third round match starting this Saturday.
Sydney Men’s Grade Cricket competition – Round 1 (Two-day matches)
First Grade: Sydney University 1(dec)-137 (Ryan Carters 46 not out, Mark Faraday 51 not out, Scott Henry 38) d Campbelltown-Camden 132 (Ardil Domingo 34, Arjun Bagga 24 not out, Brendan Jones 24; Will Somerville 2-7, Jonte Pattison 2-10, Greg Mail 2-20) and 7-201 (Adam Coyte 66, Ryan Gibson 41, Arjun Bagga 21 not out; Nigel Cowell 4-22, Liam Robertson 1-12) on the first innings at Raby No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.
Second Grade: Sydney University 6(dec)-219 (Alex Logan 70, Will Hay 51, Adam Theobald 37; Jason Hayward 4-41 including a hat-trick ) and 0-110 (Joshua Richards 69 not out, Alex Logan 46 not out) d Campbelltown-Camden 118 (Jaydyn Simmons 24, Abdul Kherkhah 16; Josh Toyer 6-52, Kerrod McPherson 2-19) and 278 (Tristan Muir 67 not out, Michael Baker 55, Jaydyn Simmons 53; Ben Joy 4-77, Josh Toyer 3-92, Tom Kierath 2-33) on the first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.
Third Grade: Sydney University 8-240 (Ash Cowan 81, Charles Cull 50 not out, Ed Arnott 26, Jim Ryan 20; Christopher Inger 5-29) d Campbelltown-Camden 237 (Anthony George 46, Keegan Moodliar 38) on the first innings at Raby No.2 Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0..
Fourth Grade: Campbelltown-Camden 242 (Aaron Viles 46 not out, Daniel Constable 42, Jaimie Malskaitis 40, Cameron Binskin 33; William Clayton 6-70, Jonathon New 3-45) d Sydney University 221 (Andrew Deveraj 73, Jonathon New 57, Matt Skinner 23; Jamie Malskaitis 4-17, Mitchell Taylor 3-40) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval. Toss: Campbelltown-Camden. Batted first: Campbelltown-Camden. Points: Campbelltown-Camden 6, Sydney University 0.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 239 (Jarrod Waterlow 85, Joe Dorph 53; Aaron Kornberger 4-38, Jack Bray 4-66) d Campbelltown-Camden 224 (Chris Mortimer 56, Todd O’Keefe 52 not out, Nicholas Trethewy 39; Anthony Lown 4-77, Alex Mihalyka 3-11) on the first innings at Raby No.3 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney University 6, Campbelltown-Camden 0.
Gordon 241 (Andrew Coleman 58, Timothy Van Zuylen 33, Adrian Craig 32, Stanley Gaynor 30; Richard Armour 4-57) d Sydney University 193 (no details available) on the first innings at Beauchamp Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Gordon. Points: Gordon 6, Sydney University 0.
Poidevin-Gray Shield – Round 1 (Limited overs)
Sydney 4-126 off 24.4 overs (Brett Hutton 73) d Sydney University 124 off 46.1 overs (no details available) by six wickets, with a bonus point, at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: Sydney University. Points: Sydney 7, Sydney University 0.