The University of Sydney cricket team, coached by SUCC Director of Cricket, Gary Whitaker, and filled with predominately SUCC cricketers, has made a flying start to the Redbull T20 Cricket Tournament at the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast today.
The U-Syd XI took on Bond University in their opening clash this afternoon, with captain Ben Trevor-Jones continuing his T20 form from the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup in the U-Syd innings, belting a composed yet dashing 60 from 46 balls. He was well supported Jack Holloway with 28 from 32 balls. U-Syd set the daunting total of 147 from their 20 overs.
Bond were never really in the hunt against a strong pace attack including Dugald Holloway, Joe Kershaw and Jim Ryan, and were kept to a paltry 76 runs in reply.
U-Syd's campaign continues tomorrow against Griffith University from 9am, with the big clash against arch rivals UNSW scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Semi-finals will take place on Thursday with the Grand Final on Friday.
The winner of the T20 tournament will be invited to participate in the World Campus Cricket Finals to be held in Sri Lanka in October 2016, and will meet teams from South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and England.