The club defeated St George in grades one to five on Saturday, a rare clean sweep against one of Sydney’s leading clubs. It was the second successive sweep after five from five in Round 8 against Fairfield. It’s hard to be definitive about this, but experienced club members can’t recall the club recording back-to-back clean sweeps in the grade competition.
Ed Cowan’s blistering 120 (from only 88 balls) was the 13th century of his First Grade career (only Greg Mail having scored more). It was his third First Grade hundred against St George. During his innings he became the third batsman (after Mail and Ian Moran) to reach 7000 First Grade runs for Sydney University and he also passed Adam Theobald (8191) to take third place on the club’s list of run-scorers in all grades.
When Devlin Malone dismissed Luke Bartier of St George he claimed his 100th wicket in First Grade.
Liam Robertson passed 2500 runs in First Grade during his rapid 65 not out against St George.
Lawrence Neil-Smith made his First Grade debut, taking his first wicket when he dismissed St George captain, former Test player Trent Copeland.
James Larkin (57) hit his seventh score above fifty in Second Grade (including one century) and Jack Holloway (53 not out) hit his third fifty in Seconds (one of which was a century).
Liam Whitaker improved on his career best Third Grade bowling figures for the second match in succession, taking 3-9 against St George.
Tom Fullerton recorded his highest Fourth Grade score (68) against a St George attack led by former Sheffield Shield bowler Danny McLauchlan.
Rob Browne (3-29) returned his best bowling figures for the club in Fourth Grade’s win over St George.
Michael Robinson, with 66 and 3-41, posted career-best efforts for the club with both bat and ball in Fifth Grade’s win over St George.
Vince Umbers (57 against St George) hit his second half-century in Fifth Grade.
Julian Dimas (46 not out) hit his highest score in Fifth Grade.
Shivansh Pathak, with 5-18 against Mosman, captured his best return in Metropolitan Cup and his second five wicket haul of the season.