By defeating Penrith in the Thunder Conference final at the SCG on Sunday, Sydney University reached the Kingsgrove Sports T20 grand final for the fourth time and earned a place in the inaugural national T20 competition to be played in Adelaide later this season (on 5 and 6 March). Congratulations to Sutherland on its win in a hard-fought grand final.
Devlin Malone took the eighth five wicket haul of his First Grade career (including two for Sutherland) when he collected 5-55 against Mosman on Saturday. Jake Turner, whom he trapped lbw, was his 150th wicket in First Grade (including 35 for Sutherland).
Charlie Cassell became SUCC First Grader 762 when he made his debut against Mosman on Saturday.
Brodie Frost assisted in Second Grade’s demolition of Mosman with 3-17. It was Brodie’s first appearance in Seconds since Round 15 in 2014-15, and he took his first wickets in that grade since 2013-14, when he took 3-15 against Bankstown.
Matt Moran played a phenomenal innings of 181 not out in Thirds against his former club, Mosman, scoring those runs in a total of 8 for 254. It was Matt’s second century in his first three innings for the club: his club batting average currently stands at 345, as he’s been dismissed only once in those three innings. It’s his second century in Third Grade, following his 202 for Mosman against Randwick-Petersham last season.
Ben Mitchell (who took his first wickets, with 2-30), Luca Dimeglio and Liam Coelho all made their Fourth Grade debuts against Mosman.
Zohirul Islam’s 54 not out against Mosman was his second half-century of the season and his third in Fifths for the club.
Oscar Kirk made his Fifth Grade debut for the club against Mosman.