Today saw a truly dominant performance by U-Syd against minnows, Griffith University.
The U-Syd team boasting four players with First Grade experience with SUCC, posted an extraordinary 205 runs from their 20 overs. In a rich vein of form, Jack Holloway led scorers with 60 from 42 balls, compiling the runs in a busy fashion and uniquely not hitting a single boundary. His sublime timing and determined running between wickets was offset with power hitting by Joe Kershaw (50) who plundered three towering sixes, and the unorthodox swipes of Max Hope (30 from 13 balls).
Skipper Ben Trevor-Jones took the opportunity to release the wicket-keeping shackles and claimed a sensational 2-7 from his 3 overs. He will be watching his back for 1st Grade keeping duties, as up-and-coming (Ed - these were Henry Clark's words) keeper, Max Hope performed well behind the stumps. Instead of releasing it through his batting, Holloway released his aggression through a barrage of short-pitched bowling to claim two wickets and gain a rare opportunity to claim a hat-trick (a wide inevitably followed). Griffith were restricted to 95 runs from their allotted 20 overs.
This puts U-Syd well on top of the pool of death, with the big grudge match against UNSW tomorrow. Guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals, U-Syd will look to gain a psychological advantage over their fellow heavyweights going into the finals matches.