Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals squad heads to Brisbane

Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals squad heads to Brisbane

With the 2017 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals under a month away our squad head to Brisbane for a pre-season tour on Friday the 25th of August.  

The squad heads north for four games over the weekend; three Twenty-20 matches and one fifty over game.  Arriving Friday morning the squad shall play Toombul District Cricket Club in an afternoon T20 and then again on Saturday in a one day game.  The tour will then conclude with two Twenty-20 matches against Northern Suburbs Cricket Club on the Sunday. 

The squad is led  by Jack Holloway who said that they cannot wait to get in the middle for some well needed centre wicket practice before departing for Sri Lanka.  Holloway believes "quality match practice will leave us in good stead before taking on some of the best university cricketers from around the world." Vice-captain Joe Kershaw echoed Holloway's thoughts, stating "I am raring to go, we've been training for months and I just can't wait to get out on the field and start taking poles again"

SQUAD

1.     Jack Holloway (c)

2.     Joe Kershaw (vc)

3.     Charles Lichfield

4.     Devlin Malone

5.     Dugald Holloway

6.     Harry Gibson

7.     Hayden Kerr

8.     Henry Hunt 

9.     Kieran Elley

10.     Nicky Craze

11.     Sam Brandwood (Wk)

12.  Sam Wood

13.  Vince Umbers

14.  Will Lawrence

 

Cowan shines in Singapore

Cowan shines in Singapore

Ed Cowan lit up last weekend's Singapore T20 tournament with two sparkling innings for the host club, Singapore Cricket Club.

Cowan appeared as one of two international marquee players for Singapore CC, alongside the world's leading Test wicket-taker, Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.  In Singapore CC's second match, Muralitharan helped to restrict South Africa's Rowling Cricket Academy to 151, allowing only 17 runs from his four overs.  Cowan then led the chase with a furious 84 from only 50 deliveries, including eight fours and no fewer than five sixes.  Singapore CC reached its target with 2.5 overs to spare.

Singapore CC needed to defeat Madras in the last group match to progress to the finals, but fell short of the Indians' total of 162, despite Cowan's threatening 41 from 37 balls.  A highlight of the Madras innings was the unique combination of Singapore off-spinners, as Muralitharan operated together with former Sydney University slow bowler (turned Singapore banker), Peter Murray.

Sri Lanka's Singhalese Sports Club won its third Singapore T20 title by defeating Sinagpore Emerging Stars in the final.

Welcome... The Sydney Uni Lions

Welcome... The Sydney Uni Lions

Sydney Uni Cricket is proud to announce the introduction of the Sydney Uni Lions to its pride for the 2017-18 season.

The Lions will be a 'social' team competing in the City & Suburban competition for 2017-18. It aims to provide students of The University of Sydney with a fun and flexible cricket experience, whilst connecting with our vast network of Alumni and Vets players.

Fun & Exciting:

Sydney Uni's 'Lions' will play limited overs formats
with plenty of attacking shots to be played.

Five reasons to join the 'Lions' in 2017-18:

  1. A fun & exciting experience
    • Fast-paced 35-over matches with plenty of boundaries and wickets
    • Play on some of the most picturesque turf grounds in Sydney
  2. A flexible way to enjoy a social game of cricket
    • Small up front membership fee, with match fees only for the games you play
  3. No training required
    • Training is not compulsory, but welcomed
  4. A diverse group of members
    • Network with members from a wide range of backgrounds and careers
  5. Be part of the most iconic cricket club in Australia
    • 153-years old but as vibrant as ever
    • Current NSW Premier Cricket 1st Grade Champions
    • Current Team Australia representatives at Redbull World T20 Campus Games

Iconic & Diverse:

Over 150-years of history, and the most successful Sydney club since 2000.
Brush shoulders with fellow students, successful Alumni, and even professional cricketers such as former Test opener, Ed Cowan.

Check out our website for further information.
Any queries, email info@sydneyuniversitycricket.com.au

More accolades...

More accolades...

Sydney University Cricket Club is very proud to announce that Surjits Indian Restaurant has extended their partnership and will continue as the Club's Platinum Partner for the 2017-18 season.

Surjits has been a valued partner of the Club for many years and stepped up to take on the Platinum Partner status in 2014. Their support allows the Club to provide a cricket program that is second-to-none in Australian Premier Cricket.

Surjits share Sydney Uni Cricket's core values of respect, determination and excellence, and this contributed to our favourite Indian restaurant becoming the Most Outstanding Restaurant for 2017 at the recent Inner West Local Business Awards.

Surjits Success:

Surjits Indian Restaurant is the first
Indian restaurant to claim the coveted
Most Outstanding Restaurant at the
Inner West Local Business Awards
in over 30 years.

Congratulations to Surjit, Rasan and all of
the team at Surjits Indian Restaurant!

In 2017-18, Surjits Indian Restaurant will provide all players and supporters with a discount on their Surjit Banquet (min 4 guests). Please ask staff for details.

We will also get the opportunity to enjoy the delicious meals prepared by Surjit, Rasan and their team as they cater our key events throughout the season.

Visit the restaurant at 215 Parramatta Rd, Annandale to experience the most outstanding restaurant in the Inner West; or contact Rasan to discuss your event catering needs.

Sydney Uni Cricket looks forward to even more success for 2017-18 and the partnership with Surjits is key to ensuring that happens.

Support those that support us, and ask for the Barrah Kabab!

'Greenie' amongst best in the State

'Greenie' amongst best in the State

Sydney Uni's Dominic O'Shannessy has been selected to take part in the NSW State U17 Challenge in Coffs Harbour from 18th to 20th August.

Dom was a member of Sydney Uni's A.W. Green Shield squad for 2016-17 and has another season remaining in Green Shield, but his 6-foot plenty frame allows the Bowral quick to compete against older cricketers in the Under 17 squads.

As a member of the Thunder Country Zone Squad, Dom will take on the best under 17 cricketers in both metropolitan and country zones. The Challenge will see Dom's Thunder Country zone compete with Thunder and Sixers Metro zones, and a Sixers Country zone.

This is an important series of matches, as they will act as trials for the Under 17 National Championship sides, with NSW sending a NSW Metropolitan team and a NSW Country / ACT team.

Sydney Uni wishes Dom all the best for the Under 17 State Challenge and for selection in the NSW Country / ACT team.

Read more here.

2017/18 Preseason Information

2017/18 Preseason Information

With the Premier Cricket season just around the corner it is Preseason time again.  While a large number of our players have already been hitting balls for months, it is time to get everyone together and start building towards another successful year. 

New Players

All new players are welcomed to attend our 'New Player Induction Sessions' ran every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 from the 8th of August at the Martin Lambert Indoor Nets in the TAG Family Grandstand.  For all new players click here for more information.

Existing Players 

For all existing players, club sessions start on Tuesday the 1st of August at 7:30pm in the Lambert indoor nets.  These sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday until Tuesday the 29th of August when we move outdoors (weather permitting).  Similarly Sunday morning sessions start at 9:00am on the 6th of August, these sessions will be a mix of nets, fielding and conditioning. 

Preseason Tours

On the 25th of August for the 3rd year in a row we will be sending a first grade squad to Brisbane to compete in the annual 50 over Challenge against University of Queensland, Melbourne University and Adelaide University.  

This year, our World Finals T20 Squad will join our First Grade squad in Brisbane for a training camp before they depart for Sri Lanka on September 7th to compete at the Red Bull Campus Cricket Finals for the second year in a row. 

Full Calendar

The full preseason training program can be seen here

Any questions regarding preseason schedule do not hesitant to contact us