With the representative season now well underway, University players are excelling in the higher levels of the game. Ed Cowan and Ryan Carters are in the New South Wales side that has won its way through to the final of the Matador Cup, and Carters will turn our for the Prime Minister’s XI against New Zealand in Canberra on Friday.
New South Wales took four University players to Adelaide for its first match of the season in the Toyota Futures League. Tim Ley was in magnificent all-round form, wrecking the home side’s first innings with 4-27 before hitting an aggressive 74 from 117 deliveries (with nine 4s and three 6s). Ley’s seventh wicket partnership of 109 with Josh Lalor put the game out of South Australia’s reach, and he followed up with two second-innings wickets. Nick Larkin was in good touch with the bat, hitting eight boundaries in his positive 40, while Will Somerville bowled neatly and collected a couple of wickets in the second innings. Jonte Pattison was unlucky, as an injury forced him to retire hurt early in his innings, but he’ll be back in representative cricket early in November when the Australian Under 19 Championship begins.