Will Somerville became the 23rd Sydney University cricketer to play Test cricket when he made his debut for New Zealand against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi last week - taking 4-75 and 3-52. He’s the first Sydney University player to appear for the Black Caps.
Nick Larkin’s dominant 109 for New South Wales against South Australia was his third first-class century, his second this season, and his first at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sydney University’s gripping win over Campbelltown-Camden in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 competition on Sunday takes the students to finals day at the SCG for the fourth time. University will play Penrith in the conference final next Sunday, with the grand final to be played under lights later in the evening.
Liam Robertson’s appearance in the T20 semi-final at Campbelltown means that he has now appeared in at least one finals match in ten successive seasons. It was Liam’s 44th appearance in a final (5 in Poidevin-Gray, 6 in Second Grade, 12 in the T20 competition, 12 in the First Grade Limited Overs competition and 9 in the regular First Grade competition). He still has some way to go, however, before he catches Tom Kierath, who has played in 52 finals matches (7 in Firsts, 10 in T20, 9 in the First Grade Limited Overs, 22 in Seconds, 2 in Thirds and 2 in Metropolitan Cup).
Damien Mortimer has passed 3500 runs in First Grade (1371 of them for Campelltown-Camden).
Ryan Danne became the 761st Sydney University First Grader when he made his debut against Hawkesbury on Saturday.
Max Hope took his first wicket in First Grade during the T20 victory against Campelltown on Sunday.
Jack Hill has passed 4000 runs for the club in all grades, becoming the 38th player to reach that milestone.
Kieran Tate, with 6-32 against Hawkesbury, took his fourth five-wicket haul in Premier Cricket, and his second in Second Grade. It’s the second time he has taken six wickets against Hawkesbury in Seconds - last time, in 2015-16, they came in 5.1 overs and cost only four runs.
Varun George, during his 48 not out against Hawkesbury in Seconds, passed 500 runs for the club - and is still not quite halfway through his first season.
Against Hawkesbury, Matt Moran (3-15) took his first wickets for the club and his best figures in Third Grade.
Will Masojada, with 55 not out against Hawkesbury, hit his first half-century in Fourth Grade and his second for the club.
Thomas Crawford routed Balmain-South Sydney for 66, helping Metropolitan Cup to outright points, with career-best figures of 4-19.