A gallant, unbeaten 144 from opener Will Hay helped Sydney University to first innings points over UNSW in their two-day, round 10 fixture at Sydney University No.1 Oval.
Hay cracked 20 boundaries and a six in his 279 minutes at the crease as Sydney University chased down UNSW’s 286 to declare at 2-292. The visitors were 2-71 at stumps in their second innings, giving Sydney University first innings points and lifting them to fourth on the competition ladder on 56 points behind Bankstown (75), Penrith (58) and Gordon (56).
And with a second successive clean-sweep across the five grades, Sydney University now top a tightly contested Sydney Grade Cricket Club Championship ladder on 1082 points, ahead of Campbelltown-Camden (1013), Penrith (993) and Gordon (985).
Having won the toss and given UNSW first occupation of the crease, the hosts battled to keep the visitors in check as Murray Creed (76), Mitchell Gowland (42), Tim Lang (38), Richard Nikolovski (37) and Ross Lyons (37) pushed the score along.
The efforts of NSW fast bowler Mark Cameron were welcomed by Sydney University as his 5-59 off 21 overs testify.
Hay and fellow opener Ben Larkin batted out a testing 12 overs to finish 0-37 at stumps on day one, with the prospect of a long day at the office the following Saturday.
And that’s exactly how it transpired, with the pair pushing the score to 157 before Larkin departed for 74, with seven boundaries and a pair of sixers to his credit.
Greg Mail (32) and Ian Moran (30 not out) helped Hay with useful partnerships to secure the six first innings points.
In the process, Hay pushed his season run aggregate to 613 at a healthy average of 43.79.
Second Grade secured outright points to move to second place on the competition ladder, while Third, Fourth and Fifth grades earned first innings points.
Third Grade head their competition ladder, Fourth Grade moved into 9th position, and Fifth Grade are in 6th position.
Sydney Grade Cricket – Round 10
First Grade: Sydney University 2(dec)-292 (Will Hay 144 not out, Ben Larkin 74, Greg Mail 32, Ian Moran 30 not out) d UNSW 286 (Murray Creed 76, Mitchell Gowland 42, Tim Lang 38, Richard Nikolovski 37, Ross Lyons 37, Stuart McKay 20; Mark Cameron 5-59, Mitch Cook 3-63) and 2-71 (Stuart McKay 36 not out) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: UNSW.
Second Grade: Sydney University 2(dec)-173 (Josh Ryan 97, Richard Berrington 55) and 3-194 (Dave Butchart 77 not out, Richard Berrington 28 not out) d UNSW 167 (R Medley 51 not out, C Wakim 29; Marty Pascal 5-64) and 197 (N McNeil 60 not out, S Gilmore 45, W Lindsey 37; Tim Ley 4-45, Josh Toyer 2-45) outright at the Village Green. Toss UNSW. Batted first: UNSW.
Third Grade: Sydney University 5(dec)-124 (Suda Sivapalan 46 not out, Tom Harrington 39, Josh Toyer 33 not out; C Stewart 4-30) and 7-102 (J Walsh 26) d UNSW 115 (J Brown 55, E Zehner 31 not out; Chris Dan 5-8, N Cowell 3-34) and 155 (D Bowcock 46; Nigel Cowell 4-38, Stu McLean 2-36, Shashi Keshar 2-57) on first innings at Sydney University No.2 Oval. Toss: Sydney University. Batted first: UNSW.
Fourth Grade: Sydney University 8(dec)-335 (Mark Hackett 138, Ash Cowan 65, Dougal Robinson 50, Troy Stanley 33) d UNSW 65 (Troy Stanley 8-22) and 9-191 (N Janzen 59, C McKinley 38; Jim Kazaglis 5-29, Troy Stanley 2-35, Daniel Bragg 2-47) on first innings at David Philips North. Toss: UNSW. Batted first: Sydney University.
Fifth Grade: Sydney University 4(dec)-113 (Jack Hammond 38, Nick Burke 24 not out; M Rae 2-19) and 5-114 (Jack Hill 34; S Pearce 3-39) d UNSW 111 (C O’Brien 44, Luke Truashiem 4-14, Alisdair Grant 4-30, Josh Lawrence 2-23) and 6(dec)-196 (M Rae 60, A Jones 47; Aaron Hickey 2-15) on the first innings at St Paul’s College Oval.
AW Green Shield – Round 7
Manly-Warringah 3-138 (Louis Anderson 72, Jake Fraser 20) d Sydney University 135 (Jono Momsen 46, Matt Ruhnau 30; Matthew Alexander 4-12, Dylan Marshall 3-20) on the first innings at Manly Oval. Toss: Manly-Warringah. Batted first: Sydney University.
Poidevin-Grey Shield – Round 5
Northern District 205 (David Lowery 93, Ben Langford 24. Ajay Soni 25; Tim Ley 4-45) d Sydney University 175 (Matthew Morgan 74; David Lowery 4-16, Beau Sadler 2-30) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1. Toss: Northern District. Batted first: Northern District.
NSW 8-128 (Mark Cameron 1 not out) d Victoria 9-126 (Mark Cameron 1-17 off 4 overs).
Victoria 9-92 off 19.5 overs (Lisa Sthalekar 2-16 off 4 overs) d NSW 91 off 16.2 overs (Kate Blackwell 8 (11), Alex Blackwell 4 (13), Lisa Sthalekar 0 (2) at ANZ Stadium.
Women’s National League (Limited overs)
NSW 1-144 off 34.3 overs (Alex Blackwell 70 not out, Kate Blackwell, 3 not out) d Victoria 142 off 46.2 overs (Lisa Sthalekar 0-15 off 8 overs) at Hurstville Oval.