University played its first match in Grade cricket on this day 120 years ago. The game was against Glebe at Wentworth Park. The first ball was bowled by University's Tom Garrett,in whose honour the Club now awards the 'Best and Fairest' at the end of each season, and who had played in the first ever Test Match 16 years before.
The match was eventually drawn although Glebe led by 30 on the 1st innings. It was played on 3 successive Saturday afternoons of about 4 hours each day.
Uni ended in the middle of the table in this first 'Grade' season (it was then called 'Electoral' cricket) but we were the only side to beat the Premiers, East Sydney.