A full weekend of cricket again for Sydney Uni saw some mixed results against Randwick-Petersham in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition, with complete domination of the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup with a final round win against Wests.
First Grade entered the day full of confidence to chase down Randwick-Petersham's overnight declaration of 306, but going was tough throughout due to some tight line and length from the opposition quicks. Most of the Sydney Uni bats made starts but were unable to find third gear, Ryan Carters top-scoring with 33. Uni were eventually bowled out shortly after tea for 166 runs.
Second Grade were in trouble early in their chase of 229 runs, falling to 4-50, but another superb century by Steve Hobson (102no) and some classy contributions by Dave Miller (55) and Tom Decent (34no) saw them home with 5 wickets in hand.
Third Grade saw a comprehensive partnership of 191 runs between Jum Larkin (109no) and Jack Holloway (99) that steered the side to victory, finishing on 3-261 for victory.
Fourth Grade struggled from the outset and were never in the hunt, falling 71 runs short, all out for 156 runs. All-rounder, Jonathan Craig-Dobson, top-scored with 37 before falling victim to an unfortunate run out.
Fifth Grade fought hard to come back from early disaster, but were eventually bowled out for 176 in reply to Randwick-Petersham's 210.
The mixed results has allowed St George (267 points) to take the lead in the Club Championship, with Sydney Uni (264) and Sutherland (260) right behind. A key clash this weekend between Sydney Uni and Sutherland will begin to sort out the pecking order for the coveted Club Championship.
Metro Cup made a stunning return to form hitting 201 runs before bowling Randwick-Petersham Gold out for 108 runs. Patrick Carfax starred with both bat and ball, hitting 75 runs and taking 3-10 from 17 overs.
The final round of the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup was held on Sunday against Wests, with seven of the regular side out due to higher commitments. The fresh look team continued the domination of the T20 competition, with a 49-run victory over their hosts. Liam Robertson again took man-of-the-match honours, belting 71 from 48 balls and claiming 2-16. Dave Miller continued his run of form with the bat to hit 56 from 40 deliveries, and Tom Kierath impressed with a tidy 3-20 from 4 overs.