Having lost the toss and being sent in to bowl, Sydney Uni have toiled hard on a lifeless track to restrict Bankstown to 2-87 from 29 overs at lunch on the first day of the McDonald's NSW Premier Cricket 1st Grade Grand Final at Bankstown Oval.
Ben Joy was the first to breakthrough when he claimed the dangerous Daniel Solway for 15 runs, the score on 1-25.
Wicket-taking machine, Devlin Malone, chimed in with an early one of his own picking up opener Luke Reece for 9 runs, score 2-27.
Bankstown have since consolidated through an unbroken 60-run partnership between Phil Wells and Mitch Brown. Uni will be desperate to break this crucial partnership after lunch with both Wells and Brown capable of scoring big runs.
Watch for teenager Malone to have more impact as the innings wears on, with the wicket already taking spin.