With the Matador BBQ Cup commencing today with some dominant performances put on the board, there were some runs for SUCC stars, current and former, in the lead-up to the competition, in case you missed it.

Ed Cowan and Nick Larkin displayed outstanding form in the warm-up matches for this season’s Matador BBQ Cup.  Cowan helped NSW in an earlier warm-up match to run down a Victorian total of 271 with an assured 76 from 88 deliveries, sharing an opening stand of 105 with Nic Maddinson.  The selectors could find no room for University captain Nick Larkin in the squad for the 50-over tournament, but he gave them food for thought with a colossal innings of 143 from only 120 balls for a NSW Invitation XI against the Victorians.  Larkin’s dynamic innings helped the Invitation team to overhaul Victoria’s 344 and emphasised the depth of talent within the Blues’ squad.

Meanwhile, up north, Scott Henry has made an excellent start to his challenge for a place in the Queensland squad, hitting 81 and 101 not out in his first two innings of the Premier Cricket competition for University of Queensland.