Sydney Uni's powerful form in the short version of the game continued over the weekend as they comfortably accounted for Bankstown in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup - Thunder Conference semi-final at Uni Oval 1 on Sunday.
After losing a wicket in the first over, Bankstown stars Phil Wells (38) and Daniel Solway (26) pushed the score to a solid launching pad at 1-53, but outstanding spells from off-spinner Will Somerville (3-19 from 4) and all-rounder Liam Robertson (2-22 from 4) tightened the screws.
Despite a heavy final over, with Nathan McAndrew (29 from 17 balls) displaying some strong hitting, Sydney Uni held Bankstown to less than a run-a-ball, finishing on 8-119.
A fine captains' knock of 49no (from 49 balls) from Nick Larkin controlled the pace of the Students' innings, whilst cameo innings' from Ben Trevor-Jones (23 from 14), Max Hope (23 from 23) and Dave Miller (14 from 11) saw the Students chase down the total with 5 wickets and 4 balls in hand.
The win takes the Students back to the Thunder conference final to be held at the SCG on Sunday from 11am against Northern Districts with the winner going on to the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup final at 6.30pm. Manly take on Randwick-Petersham in the Sixers conference final.
We urge everyone that supports Sydney Uni to join us at the SCG for the conference final on Sunday, let's turn the SCG Blue & Gold and cheer the Students on to glory!