Round Four of the SCA's McDonalds Premier Grade Cricket competition saw mixed results for Sydney Uni over the weekend against Sutherland.
First Grade were unable to make the rapid breakthrough's they were chasing in order to chase an outright with the game conceded at tea with Sutherland at 7 - 235. Will Somerville looked dangerous with 3-78, whilst Greg Mail and Tim Ley claimed 2 each.
Second Grade suffered a shock outright defeat, their first loss of any kind since December 2013. After conceding a 93-run deficit on first innings, Sydney Uni were looking to bat for the day, and with a 133-run partnership between Ben Larkin (61) and Dave Miller (81) the Students looked comfortable. A stunning day for Sutherland leg-spinner Devlin Malone to claim all 10 Uni wickets, saw Uni out for 268 and a 175-run lead. Sutherland scored at over 5-runs an over to chase down the outright win in 35.1 overs.
Third Grade continued their good form with both Jack Maddocks and Kieran Tate in tremendous form with both bat and ball respectively. Maddocks starred in the first innings last week with 71 runs and followed up with 38no in the second innings, whilst Tate was devastating with the ball to claim 5-16 and 2-19. Thirds fell just short of the outright with Sutherland 7-79 at the close of play.
Fourth Grade put up one almighty chase in their match with a classy ton to Suda Sivapalan (114) getting the side to within 20 runs of their required total, eventually being bowled out for 262 runs.
Fifth grade had a tough round at Camperdown Oval, beaten by an innings and 22 runs. The standout performance was Alex Mihalyka with 4-52 and top-scoring with 20 runs in the second innings.
Metro Cup also had a tough round falling for 85 runs and unable to restrict Hawkesbury who scored 109 runs.
Round Five commences this weekend against Northern Districts with 1s at Mark Taylor Oval, 2s at Uni No. 1 Oval, 3s at Asquith Oval, 4s at St Paul's Oval, 5s at Storey Park and Metro Cup at St Andrew's Oval.