18 June 2013
Green Shield Trials
With the 2013/14 cricket season fast approaching Sydney University cricket club is calling on all young cricketers who are interested in trying out for selection in the
Green Shield under 16’s side. It is a wonderful opportunity to train at the SCG indoor facilities and receive expert coaching from the Sydney University coaching staff including former Australian cricketer Beau Casson.
Sydney University has a long tradition and is celebrating it’s 150th year in 2014. Greats of the game such as Greg Matthews, Stuart MacGill, Stuart Clark, and all time leading run getter in the history of Sydney Grade Cricket, Greg Mail have all represented the club during recent times. Ed Cowan, current Australian Test opener, and in England to help Australia win back the Ashes, was Sydney University's first Green Shield Captain and one of our all time leading run scorers.
Trial Dates: 19th July; 26th July; 2nd August
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Indoor Centre
If interested in trying out please send through a confirmation email to the cricket operations manager Geoff de Mesquita firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller and Crowley Star in Australian Universities V Durham University
Sydney University players, Dave Miller and James Crowley, were selected to play for Australian Universities against Durham University in Durham, the match played on 5th & 6th June. Both had excellent matches, with Miller top scoring with 109* in a team total of 4 (dec) 321. Dave's innings was off 172 balls and included 10 boundaries.
James Crowley was the wicket keeper and took a catch and stumping as well as scoring 36 in a partnership of 102 with Miller. James was caught on the boundary on the last ball before the declaration.
Australian Universities 4(dec) 321 defeated Durham Unuiversity 226 & 3/165
For the score card go to the link:
To our Foundation Members and Cricket Club Supporters
Please help us put some runs on the board before 30 June …
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Seconds retain Abert Cup
Sydney University opener and skipper Ben Larkin guided Second Grade to back-to-back titles against Parramatta in the final at Blacktown International Sports Park No.1. Oval on April 5, 6 and 7.The right-hander chose the right occasion to post 151 - his third century and highest score for the club – as the Students built a mammoth first innings total of 468 after losing the toss and being sent in. Sydney University then rolled Parramatta for 211 to retain the Abert Cup. Larkin hit just seven boundaries from the 498 deliveries he faced in his 598-minute occupation. He shared a 141-run opening stand with Will Hay (61) and a 170-run second-wicket stand with Liam Robertson (98). Robertson’s 274-minute stay, produced eight boundaries. While the Students worked on time at the crease, Parramatta sent down 218.5 overs before they earned the right to have a bat. Larkin was named man-of-the-match.
The news was not so good for Sydney University Third Grade who were beaten on the first innings by Gordon in a low-scoring, rain-affected final at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Sent in to bat, the Students could only muster 147, thanks to the efforts of Gordon’s Adaire Durie ( a former Sydney Uni player), who earned man-of-the-match honours with figures of 8-56 from 35 overs. In a stop-start first day, severely affected by the weather, only 40 of the allotted 104 overs were bowled and the students went to stumps at 4-73. At 5-131 on the second morning, the students looked headed towards a very competitive finals score of around 200. However, after the first drinks break, they lost 3-0 and the last five wickets fell for just 16 runs. It was a tough target to defend against a team who included a former 1st grade bat, Damon Livermore (63*) and a former Sheffield Shield player, Mark Aktinson, whose 702 3rd grade runs this season have averaged 70. Good spells from Pete Murray, and Chris Campbell attempted to build some pressure, however Gordon chased the runs down losing only 3 wickets. In the students' innings, Robert Edwards (40), Alex Logan (22), Ash Cowan (20) and Henry Clark (20) all made useful starts but the steady loss of wickets saw the Students come up short. Nevertheless, it was a good season for the 3rd grade team and skipper, Pete Murray, who, as with 2nd Grade, came from 6th in the competition to play in the final.
Three Clubs shared the 2012/13 premierships and we congratulate St George as 2012/13 Club Champions, 1st & 4th Grade premiers, Gordon, 3rd and 5th grade premiers and Sydney University 2nd Grade premiers. It is 2nd Grade's fourth premiership in six years.
Second Grade - Three-day match: Sydney University 468 off 218.5 overs (Ben Larkin 151, Liam Robertson 98, Will Hay 61, Jonte Pattison 45, Joshua Richards 24, Adam Theobald 21, Nigel Cowell 21; Raza Rizwan 3-57, Nick Chant 2-58) d Parramatta 211 off 74.3 overs (Raza Rizwan 71, Luke Forbes 60; Tom Kierath 3-16, Kerrod McPherson 3-29, Nigel Cowell 2-50, Liam Robertson 2-52) on the first innings at Blacktown International Sports Park No.1. Toss: Parramatta. Batted first: Sydney University. Man of the match: Ben Larkin. Sydney University retain the Abert Cup.
Third Grade – Two-day match: Gordon 3-151 (Damon Livermore 63 not out, Chris Spratt 31, Clem Bromwich 23; Darius Visser 2-29) d Sydney University 147 (Robert Edwards 40, Alex Logan 22, Ash Cowan 20, Henry Clark 20; Adaire Durie 8-56) on the first innings at Sydney University No.1 Oval. Toss: Gordon. Batted first: Sydney University. Man of the match: Adaire Durie. Gordon win Mitchell Cup.
First Grade: St George (177 and 1-140) d Sutherland (224 and 88) outright at Bankstown Memorial Oval to win the Belvidere Cup.
Fourth Grade: St George 191 d Sydney on the first innings to win the Reid Cup.
Fifth Grade: Gordon (139 and 6-146) d St George 121 on the first innings to win the David Sherwood Cup.
Did we win?
2nd grade having a quiet celebratory drink after a convincing win against Parramatta
Whilst 2nd grade had a monumental win in their grand final, 3rd grade succumbed to a defeat in a rain affected match at home against Gordon. We extend our congratulations to Gordon and our commiserations to our boys.
Day 2, 2nd grade looking to be in box seat.
The picture tells the story. Jonte Pattison dismissed on 45 which saw the close of the students 1st innings. 468 is a colossal score for Parramatta to try to achieve on the final day and a draw will not do it for them.
Want to see how 3rd grade are going? Click this link to see how Day one went.
2nd Grade off to a strong start.
Captain Ben Larkin "Thanks God" for his 100 on day 1 against Parramatta in the Grand final held at Blacktown Olympic Park.
State of play at end day 1.
2nd and 3rd Grades through to Grand Finals.
Grand final matches to be held at:
2nd grade- Blacktown Olympic Park. Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th.
3rd grade- Sydney Uni 1. Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th.
SUCC 2nd and 3rd Grade teams both won their semi final matches to move through to next weekend’s Grand Finals. Both teams had finished sixth in their respective grades and after convincing wins over the competitions’ minor premiers in the qualifying semis, this weekend they continued their strong form in the semi-finals.
2nd Grade defeated St George outright at North Sydney Oval. Skipper, Ben Larkin, won the toss and sent St George in to bat. St George were dismissed for 83, thus being the third successive team the students had dismissed for less than a 100: (Round 15 Manly 85; Qualifying Final Parramatta 95; and now St George 83). Nigel Cowell continued his outstanding bowling form capturing 4-25 and was well supported by Alasdair Grant 2-13 and Kerrod McPherson 2-22. The students’ openers, Ben Larkin 75 and Will Hay 45, passed the St George score no wickets down, recording an opening partnership of 100. With Tom Kierath 53 and Liam Robertson 42, also batting well, the students were dismissed for 283, a lead of exactly 200. St George batted a second time and were dismissed for 183 to give the students a win by an innings and 17 runs. Early wickets again by Nigel Cowell 2/32 were then backed up by the spinners taking their opportunities, with Tom Kierath 4/32 and Green Shield player, Jonte Pattison, 4/61 both bowling well. Sydney Uni will play Parramatta in the Grand Final and hope to repeat the victory they had in the qualifying final. Sydney Uni are the current holders of the 2nd Grade Premiership
3rd Grade defeated Sutherland at Glenn McGrath Oval. Sutherland won the toss and elected to bat on an excellent batting pitch. The students’ bowling was persistent, skipper, Pete Murray making astute changes, and Sutherland were struggling at 7/169. However their skipper, Joshua Zywietz and opening bowler, Adam Whatley threatened to take the game away with a partnership of 81 in about seventy minutes. The students however remained focused, with Pete Murray 3-50 of 27.4 overs, being well supported by all the bowlers, in particular Henry Clark 3-42, Chris Campbell 2-70 and the promising leg spin of Darius Visser, 1-22 off eleven overs. Sutherland were dismissed for 294, a difficult chase in finals cricket and the students at stumps on the first day were 1-16.
Steve Hobson 133 and Ed Arnott 59 added 149 for the second wicket. It was Hobson’s second successive century, having scored 106 in the qualifying final, and Ed Arnott’s second successive 50. This partnership set the students up for an excellent chase, and they passed the Sutherland score, six wickets down just on tea on the second day. Hobson hit four sixes and sixteen fours, while Rob Edwards 37* finished the match off with two successive sixes in an excellent cameo.
Sydney Uni will meet Gordon in the Grand Final
2nd Grade: Sydney University 283 ( Ben Larkin 75, Tom Kierath 53, Will Hay 45, Liam Robertson 42) defeated St George 83 ( Nigel Cowell 4-25, AJ Grant 2-13, Kerrod McPherson 2-22) and 183 ( Tom Kierath 4-32, Jonte Pattison 4-61, Nigel Cowell 2-32) outright by an innings and 17 runs.
3rd Grade: Sydney University 6-295 ( Steve Hobson 133, Ed Arnott 59, Rob Edward 37*) defeated Sutherland 294 ( Pete Murray 3-50, Henry Clark 3-42, Chris Campbell 2-70; Darius Visser 1-22) on 1st innings
27 March 2013
Presentation Dinner Saturday 20 April
The Club Presentation Dinner will be held at The Grandstand Sports Bar and Bistro overlooking the University No 1 Oval on Saturday 20 April, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
Tickets are $95.00, however the cost of players' tickets have been included in Club fees. Again MC'd by Mr James Rodgers.
Please contact Geoff de Mesquita at email@example.com to book individual tickets or a table for ten.
25 March 2013
2nd & 3rd Grades in Outstanding Qualifying Finals Wins Move through to Semi Finals
Both 2nd and 3rd Grades had outstanding qualifying final wins over the weekend to move through to the semi-finals. Both teams comfortably defeated the minor premiers in their respective grades.
2nd Grade won the toss against Parramatta and batted on a magnificent deck at Old Kings, Parramatta's home ground. A shaky start saw the Students lose a wicket on the second ball of the innings and slump to 3-43 against a team that defeated them by eight wickets in the regular competition round. However the students recovered to be able to declare with eight overs to go on the first day at 7-288. The recovery was led by a magnificnt century from Jack Hill (101) who shared partnerships of 62 with Liam Robertson (36), 42 with Tom Kierath (23) and 125 with Josh Richards (77). It was Jack's second 2nd Grade century of the season, while Josh Richards, 77 off 99 balls finally showed what he is capable of with the bat. Parramatta ended the day at 0-21. However outstanding fast bowling from Kerrod McPherson, 5-17 and Nigel Cowell, 4-33 saw the minor premiers dismissed for only 95 in the second over after lunch having lost 9-73 in the pre-lunch session. The team, a little fortunate to make the finals series, has announced its presence in emphatic style, as it seeks to defend its 2011/12 premiership title.
3rd Grade's victory against minor premiers, Bankstown, was equally impressive. Arriving at another magnificently prepared batting deck at Jensen Oval, skipper, Pete Murray, won the toss, and had no hesitation in choosing to bat. Ed Arnott, 58 and Alex Logan, 23, batted steadily and patiently to give the students a solid start of 74. Steve Hobson, 106 off 111 balls then shared a 125 run partnership with Ash Cowan (38), before the very promising Darius Visser with a classy knock of 49* off 55 balls together with Rob Edwards 31 off 35 balls and Alasdair Grant 32 off 32 balls, helped SUCC reach 5-352. Pete Murray called the innings to a close to give the students 13 overs at the 3rd Grade minor premiers and Charles Cull captured an early wicket before stumps, with Bankstown 1-41 at the end of the day. One of many highlights in the student's innings was when Steve Hobson showed his intention from the outset and greeted the Bankstown's spinner's first ball, straight hitting it just short of the river for six folowed by two fours. The students showed patience on the second day, and Bankstown were well in the match at lunch at 2-130. The lunch-tea session however saw the patience pay dividends with the students led by Brendan Pryke, 4-41, taking 7 wickets 111. This included an excellent run out executed by wicket keeper, Ed Arnott, who took a return high over his head, and with glove off, in one motion threw the stumps down at the bowler's end. The match ended soon after tea with another run out, and the students were home by 100 runs.
2nd Grade: Sydney University 7-288 (dec) ( Jack Hill 101, Josh Richards 77) defeated Parramatta 10/95 (Kerrod McPherson 5-17, Nigel Cowell 4-33)
3rd Grade: Sydney University 5-352 (dec) (Steve Hobson 106, Ed Arnott 58, Darius Visser 49*) defeated Bankstown 10/252 ( Brendan Pryke 4-41)
19 March 2013
2nd & 3rd Grades Make Finals
SUCC 2nd and 3rd Grade Teams have made the Finals and will be playing qualifying finals this weekend. In a season that can probably be regarded as disappointing for the Club, 2nd Grade went into the final round in tenth position, although only 4 points outside the six. SUCC needed a win and the hope that at least three other results go their way. Surprise wins by lowly placed Hawkesbury and Eastern Suburbs against teams placed higher than SUCC, and Sutherland's defeat at the hands of minor premiers, Parramatta, opened the way for the Students. Their bonus point victory over Manly on a difficult pitch at Manly Oval, resulted in the students taking sixth place, and the opportunity to defend their premiership title.
In 3rd Grade, SUCC had the opportunity to finish second with a final round win over Manly. A five run loss, however resulted in 3rds holding on to sixth spot and an away qualifying final.
All grade results can be accessed on our website in the drop down menu, Sydney Grade Results.
The two qualifying finals this weekend are:
2nd Grade: Parramatta V Sydney University at Old Kings, Parramatta (Saturday and Sunday commencing both days at 10.30am)
3rd Grade: Bankstown V Sydney University at t Jensen, Sefton (Saturday and Sunday commencing both days at 10.30am)
If supporters can get to either Ground please come and support your teams.
We congratulate the Universities 1st Grade Women's team who have made the Grand Final and will play Bankstown at Sydney University No 1 Oval on Sunday. Universities defeated Campbelltown-Camden in the semi-final of the 50 overs match last Sunday chasing down 5-238 with Australian opener, Rachael Haynes scoring 114 sharing an opening stand of 123 with fellow Australian representative, Alex Blackwell (54). Universities will be chasing the double having already won the Twenty20 crown, the Club's first title since it was formed in 2003. The Universities team is an amalgamation of the Sydney University and UNSW Women's Clubs. The match will be well worth a visit this Sunday as part of a circuit around the Grounds to watch 2nd's, 3rd's and Women's. Best wishes to the Universities 1st Grade. Play commences at 11.00am
|Will Sommerville||1||5/34||15||Manly Warringah|
|Tim Croft||5||5/15||15||Manly Warringah|
|Mark Faraday||1||147 no||14||Fairfield/Liverpool|
|Ash Cowan||3||5/58||9||Northern District|
|Greg Mail||1||131||5||North Sydney|
|Jim Ryan||5||5/21||5||North Sydney|
|Ed Cowan||International||136||Gabba||2012 test. Australia v South Africa|
|Scott Henry||NSW 2nd XI||122||Western Australia|
|Nigel Cowell||2||7/15 including a hat-trick||2||St. George|
|Greg Mail||1||126 no||1||Eastern Suburbs|
|Ben Joy||2||8/30 including a hat-trick||1||Eastern Suburbs|
|Alex Mihalyka||4||124||1||Eastern Suburbs|
|Charles Arcus||5||105||1||Eastern Suburbs|
|Greg Mail||1||All time leading run scorer for SGC 1st grade!||Achieved during the match against Fairfield Liverpool 2011/12|