Two teams overflowing with big names and star power in Randwick Petersham and Sydney University, will clash in the final of the Sydney First Grade competition this weekend.
Both sides came through tough semi-finals to claim a place in the decider.
Randwick-Petersham were up against Minor Premiers, University of NSW, at the Village Green. After being sent into bat Randwick-Petersham made the most of the opportunity by scoring 399. A century to Usman Khawaja (128), was the backbone of the innings, with skipper Scott Coyte adding 79, after deciding to open the batting. University were never really in the hunt after losing a wicket on the first night. Spinner Nathan Hauritz (4-31) and Left-arm swing bowler Jake Wilson (3-30), did the early damage to see the home side bowled out for 123, twenty minutes after lunch.
In the other semi-final, Sydney University were made to work hard by North Sydney. In posting 230 batting first, the students were indebted to Ian Moran (70) and Scott Henry (56) for the majority of their total. North Sydney chased well, and at 5-131 were in with a chance, before Stuart Clark (4-46) and Stuart MacGill (2-55), helped secure a victory by 35 runs, as North Sydney were bowled out for 197.
Randwick-Petersham and Sydney University will now meet in the final at Bankstown Oval on Friday. The match is a three day fixture that will start at 10am.
Other Grade results and details of Finals this weekend are listed below.
SEMI FINAL RESULTS
Randwick Petersham 399 (U Khawaja 128 S Coyte 79 N Hauritz 56 C Tremain 3-112 J Byrne 3-65 L Talay 3-90) def UNSW 123 (M Gowland 30 G Clarence 22 N Hauritz 4-31 J Wilson 3-30 S Coyte 2-14 B Cockley 1-27) on first innings
Sydney University 232 (I Moran 70 S Henry 56 N Bills 5-60 J Campbell 2-27 G Aitken 2-39) def North Sydney 197 (T Affleck 56 S Rodgie 37 D Hughes 24 S Clark 4-46 S MacGill 2-55 T Ley 2-32)
Manly Warringah 3-288 (S Patterson 129no J Badyari 106no A Baker 41) def Campbelltown-Camden 285 (D Mortimer 85 R Ogle 79 A George 46 J Broadbent 26 R Bonnor 3-32 L Stewart 2-9 D Marshall 2-55)
Sydney University 432 (A Theobald 226 LS Robertson 68 T Kierath 67 M Culkoff 41 S Padia 6-97 D Crawford 4-77) def Northern District 178 (M Phillips 48 J Moore 35 C Burnett 32 C Green 25 B Joy 5-41 K Desai 2-38)
Sydney 4-149 (G Everest 60no M Atkinson 36no N Govers 30 S Robers 2-26) def Mosman 148 (J Dowd 60 C Lim 38no A Verma 5-37 C Di Blasio 2-16 C Hulston 2-19)
Sutherland 396 (G Davies 164 J Zywietz 59no A Phillips 41 C Little 5-51 M Visser 3-80) def Manly-Warringah 288 (M Pugh 121 R Hodge 61no D Readett 38 M Manton 5-46 N Whittingham 2-89)
Manly Warringah 151 (C Cull 4-24 D Visser 2-22 M Pryke 2-27) and 1-164 (E Burgess 115no G Isaacs 27no) def Sydney University 112 (A Logan 26 C Cull 25 W Evans 5-35 M Lindasay 4-31) and 9-202(dec) (J Larkin 48 J Kazaglis 36 A Logan 25 W Evans 6-41)
Sutherland 248 (R Chivers 64no D Mifsud 51 N McCarthy 30 M Woodcock 3-49 J Mann 3-57 J Miller 2-59) def Northern District 164 (E Hollis 63 P Burns 4-37 N McCarthy 2-30 T Smith 2-56)
Gordon 297 (D Monaghan 79 M Newman 45 M Todd 40no D Richtor 28 A Watkiss 5-70 M Burg 2-38 D Fogden 2-70) def Sutherland 179 (A Watkiss 43 T Nicoll 37 D Grant 28 M Todd 4-23 A Crosland 2-28 T Carruthers 2-30 T Bangs 2-69)
Sydney University 190 (S Cowan 50 S Mahabady 32 M Skinner 28 N Saady 3-44 R Huxley 2-9 S Muir 2-35) and 1-113 (M Skinner 58no A Deveraj 55no) def Randwick Petersham 115 (M Jones 28 T Croft 5-30 R Fessey 2-37)
FINALS THIS WEEKEND
Sydney University v Randwick Petersham at Bankstown Oval
Manly Warringah v Sydney University at North Sydney Oval
Sutherland v Sydney at BISP 2
Sutherland v Manly Warringah at Waverley Oval
Sydney University v Gordon at University 1
- 1st and 2nd Grade Grand Finals are three day matches starting at 10am Friday
- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Grand Finals are two day matches starting at 10am Saturday