Ed Cowan's excellent double of 69 and 80 against Western Australia in Perth took him to 959 first-class runs at an average of 73.76 for the season - which made him the leading run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield, ahead of WA's Hilton Cartwright (almost 100 runs behind, with 861). Ed achieved that feat despite being omitted from one Shield match.
After rain prevented play in the qualifying final against Penrith, First Grade now moves forward to the semi-finals. This will be the ninth time that University has played in a First Grade semi-final since the finals system was introduced in 1952-53.
Third Grade also progresses to the semi-finals without a ball being bowled in the qualifying final. It will be University's 20th appearance in the Third Grade semi-finals.