Milestone Monday

Tom Rogers, fast-bowling spearhead of last season's First Grade premiership side, made his first-class debut for Tasmania against Queensland last weekend.  In a low-scoring game, his first-innings 36 was a vital contribution.  he collected his first wickets in Queensland's first innings, dismissing Mark Steketee and Luke Feldman in taking 2-40.

Joe Kershaw has been selected for his first Futures League match.  He will turn out for ACT/NSW Country in the game against Western Australia in Perth, commencing today.

When he dismissed NSW representative Arjun Nair lbw in the match against Hawkesbury on Saturday,  Ben Joy collected his 100th wicket in First Grade.

Lawrence Neil-Smith's outstanding form against Hawkesbury was rewarded by his best bowling analysis in Second Grade (4-37).  His six wickets in the match (also a career-best in Seconds) made him the club's leading wicket-taker so far this season, with 17.

Ash Cowan's first scoring stroke in Third Grade's extraordinary tie with Hawkesbury took him past 5500 runs for the club.  He is only the 15th player in the club's history to reach that milestone.

Milestone Monday

Milestone Monday

Nick Larkin continues to demolish records in the Futures League.  In last week’s match for ACT/NSW Country against NSW Metropolitan, he hit 189 and 129 not out, his sixth and seventh centuries in the competition.  He passed 1500 runs in the Futures League (he now has 1707 at an average of 81.28) and he completed a remarkable sequence of four successive centuries, following his 210 against ACT and 212 against Victoria for NSW last season.

Damien Mortimer made his Futures League debut for NSW Metropolitan against ACT/NSW Country, and in between chasing balls hit by Nick Larkin, did very well with the bat, hitting 61 and 49.

Ben Joy’s acrobatic, one-handed catch to remove James Psarakis gave Ryan McElduff his first wicket in First Grade against Western Suburbs on Saturday.

When Devlin Malone dismissed Wests opener Isaac Taylor last Saturday, he collected his 200th wicket in Premier Cricket (146 in all grades for Sutherland, and 54 for Sydney University).

During his unbeaten 50 against Western Suburbs in Second Grade on Saturday, Ben Larkin passed 5000 runs for the club in all grades.  He has become the 23rd player to reach that milestone, and later in his innings he passed 1980s stalwarts Keith Pitty (5009) and Geoff Cooper (5015) to climb to 21st on the club’s all-time list of run-scorers.

Steve Hobson hit his ninth century for the club in Second Grade’s match against Western Suburbs.   It was his sixth century in Second Grade, and only Adam Theobald (13) has scored more in that grade for University.

During his outstanding all-round performance against Western Suburbs, Fourth Grade captain AJ Grant took his 50th wicket in Fourths.

Shehan Canagasingham took his first Fourth Grade wickets in the match against Western Suburbs.

In Metropolitan Cup against University of NSW, Jazz Rinka followed his excellent innings last week by capturing his first five-wicket haul for the club (5-40).

Milestone Monday: Round 3 (Day 1)

Milestone Monday: Round 3 (Day 1)

When he reached 34 against Western Suburbs on Saturday Nick Larkin became the fourth batsman (after Greg Mail, Ian Moran and Ed Cowan) to score 5000 First Grade runs for Sydney University.  His innings of 51 was his 34th half-century in First Grade (including 10 centuries).

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Ben Trevor-Jones passed 1500 runs for the club during his innings of 48 against Western Suburbs in First Grade.

Tim Cummins (43), Ryan McElduff (34) and Joe Kershaw (25 not out) each hit his highest First Grade score for Sydney University in their stubborn rearguard action against Western Suburbs on Saturday.

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During their unbroken partnership against Western Suburbs, Steve Hobson passed fifty for the thirteenth time in Second Grade, and Jack Holloway passed fifty for the second time in Second Grade.

Lewis Bedford made his debut in Second Grade against Western Suburbs.

Matt Powys (91) and Jim Ryan (45) each hit his highest Third Grade score against Western Suburbs.

Tom Fullerton made his Third Grade debut against Western Suburbs.

It was a memorable day for Fourth Grade captain AJ Grant against Western Suburbs: his 101 not out was his second century for the club, and he passed 3000 runs for the club in the process.

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Brayden Dilley’s 76 against Western Suburbs was his highest score in Fourth Grade.

There were Fourth Grade debuts for Hugh Farrow, Hayden Storey and Shehan Canagasingham against Western Suburbs.

Alex Bell’s 50 not out against Western Suburbs is his second Fifth Grade fifty.

In Metropolitan Cup against University of NSW, Prasan Adikarige, Ashwin Kirubanandan (who scored 59) and Tom Derrick made their club debuts, and Jazz Rinka (49) hit his highest score for the club.

Milestone Monday: Round 2 (Day 2)

Milestone Monday: Round 2 (Day 2)

 

Ed Cowan’s brilliant 51 not out (from 32 balls) for New South Wales against Tasmania in the JLT Cup in Perth was the 26th time he has reached a half-century in List A matches (including four centuries).

Tim Ley destroyed Blacktown’s first innings with 6-18, his best bowling figures in First Grade and the seventh time he has taken five wickets in a First Grade innings.  When he dismissed Gabriel Joseph in the second innings, he joined former NSW leg-spinner Walter Stack as the joint fifth-highest wicket-taker for Sydney University in First Grade (on 269).

Ed Arnott’s match-winning 86 against Blacktown was his highest score (and first half-century) in Second Grade.  He shared vital partnerships with two other players who posted their best Second Grade scores: Jono Craig-Dobson (36) and Liam Whitaker (24 not out).

Lewis Bedford, in only his second match for Sydney University, hit his first half-century for the club, 93 in Third Grade against Blacktown.

In Fourth Grade’s rout of Blacktown, Billy Barge (4-16) and Oliver Thompson (4-29) each returned his best bowling figures for the club.

Shehan Canagasingham took 5-28 against Blacktown, which was his eighth five-wicket return for the club, but his first in Fifth Grade.

Metropolitan Cup’s tight victory over Penrith was assisted by a first half-century for the club from Brahmam Chunduri (64) and Jazz Rinka’s best return with the ball (3-29).

Milestone Monday: Round 2 (Day 1)

Milestone Monday: Round 2 (Day 1)

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Ed Cowan’s 53 for New South Wales against Western Australia in Perth was the 25th time he has reached a half-century in List A matches (including four centuries).

In scoring his outstanding 144 against Blacktown, Ben Trevor-Jones hit his first century in First Grade and his highest score in any grade.

James Larkin also reached his highest First Grade score against Blacktown, hitting 96.  During his innings he passed 2500 runs for the club in all grades.

Damien Mortimer’s masterful 107 not out against Blacktown was his third century for Sydney University, and the fourth of his First Grade career (he hit a century for Campbelltown in 2014-15). 

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Ryan McElduff, a late Friday-night selection, made his First Grade debut against Blacktown.

Steve Hobson passed 2000 runs in Second Grade during his innings against Blacktown.

Lawrence Neil-Smith, with 3-28 against Blacktown, collected his best bowling analysis in Second Grade.

Lewis McMahon captured his fifth five-wicket haul in Third Grade, taking 5-61 against Blacktown.  His second wicket was his 150th for the club in all grades.

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Jack Lawson made his debut in Third Grade.

Brayden Dilley hit his highest score, and first half-century, in Fourth Grade, reaching 59 against Blacktown.

AJ Grant (62 not out against Blacktown) posted his sixth half-century in Fourth Grade (one of which he converted into a century).

Hugh Farrow’s 43 against Blacktown was his highest score in Fifth Grade.

In Metropolitan Cup, Ethan Jamieson passed fifty for the second time in three innings for Sydney University and (with 55) equaled his highest score for the club.

Milestone Monday: Round 1

Milestone Monday: Round 1

Liam Robertson's superb 102 from only 81 balls against Gordon was his third First Grade century.  During his innings, he passed club legend Ian Fisher (4620 runs) to become the 25th highest run-scorer in the club's history.

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Hayden Kerr played an exceptional innings of 86 from only 76 deliveries against Gordon, his highest First Grade score to date.

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Wicket-keeper Tim Cummins made his debut for University in First Grade, taking four catches behind the stumps.  The third catch was his 200th dismissal in First Grade: in a distinguished career with Penrith, he caught 170 batsmen and stumped 27.

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Ryan McElduff hit 59 against Gordon, his highest score, and first half-century, in Second Grade.

Ben Larkin passed 2500 runs in Second Grade during his innings against Gordon.

During the win over Gordon at Camperdown, Kieran Tate took his 50th wicket in Third Grade.

Lewis Bedford and Michael Robertson made their debuts for the club in Third Grade.

There were several debutants in Fourths as well: Tom Fullerton, Billy Barge, Jack Lawson, Sam Wood and Rob Browne.

Nick Mortimer and Hayden Storey made their club debuts in Fifth Grade.

Jono Phoebus (3-37) improved his best bowling figures in Fifth Grade.

In Metropolitan Cup's crushing win over Randwick-Petersham, there were club deuts for Brahmam Chunduri, Oliver Thompson, Max Shanahan, Jonathon Aylward, Greg Cade and Jazz Rinka.