Sydney University Cricket Club's Students brilliant start to the season continued today as they claimed a heart-stopping victory over Bankstown DCC's Bulldogs in the opening match of the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup at Bankstown Oval.
With a side brimming with all-round talent, it was the youngsters that stood up to be counted. Batting first, the Students lost skipper Nick Larkin (2) and explosive all-rounder Tim Ley (3) to be floundering at 2-8. Up stepped Liam Robertson (49) and Jonte Pattison (42no) who put on a crucial 71 run partnership, before Ben Trevor-Jones contributed a better than run-a-ball 26 runs to post 3-131.
Larkin proceeded to expertly juggle his strong bowling attack to keep the experienced Bulldogs batting line-up guessing. Led by Ley who went for only 4.25 runs an over, Ben Joy and man-of-the-match Robertson who both claimed two crucial wickets, the Students maintained enough pressure and took wickets at regular intervals.
Holding their nerve through the hectic final few overs, the Students kept Bankstown to 7-129 runs and an important 2-run win over their Thunder conference finals opponent from last season.
The next rounds of the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup will take place at Sydney University on Sunday 11th October from 10am with Parramatta and Fairfield-Liverpool joining us at SUCCs T20 Community Day. We invite all our family, friends, supporters and local community to come down for a wonderful day out at the picturesque No. 1 Oval. See the promotional material here.