First Grade, after its emphatic win over Sydney, has reached the final of the Premier Cricket competition for the ninth time. Until 1952-53, the First Grade competition was decided on a first-past-the-post basis, and finals were played only when needed to separate two teams finishing equal on points (University won such a final in 1909-10).
Damien Mortimer's decisive 120 against Sydney was his second century for the season, his fourth for Sydney University, and the fifth of his First Grade career. During the innings he passed 1000 runs in a season for the first time: his tally now stands at 1101 at an average of 50.04.
Tim Ley, whose 4-30 wrapped up Sydney's innings on Sunday, has now taken 59 First Grade wickets for the season, which equals his career-best 59 wickets in the premiership season of 2013-14. He also took his tally of First Grade wickets for University to 318, passing Peter James (316)to move into fourth place on the club's list of First Grade wicket-takers, behind Mick O'Sullivan (652), John Grimble (379) and Ian Moran (336).
When Ben Joy dismissed Sydney's Harry Dalton on Sunday, he captured his 400th wicket for the club. He becomes only the 12th player in the club's history to reach that milestone.
Hayden Kerr passed 2500 runs for the club in all grades during his 43 against Sydney in the First Grade semi-final.
Third Grade's extraordinary, courageous victory over Parramatta in the semi-final carried Thirds into the final for the 11th time in the club's history.
Aidan Peek, a last-minute inclusion in the Third Grade semi-final side, made his presence felt by taking his first wickets in Thirds - an early breakthrough and the decisive final wicket - while taking 2-11.
Sam Wood's exceptional, match-winning 6-42 against Parramatta in the semi-final was his first five-wicket haul for the club, and the best of his three five-wicket hauls in Premier Cricket (he captured 5-38 and 5-43 for Randwick-Petersham).
During the Third Grade semi-final, Ash Cowan took his total of runs for the club in all grades to 5810, passing Chairman of Selectors Phil Logan to move into 12th spot on the club's list of all-time run-scorers.