Shared from the 11/14/2019 North Shore Times eEdition

Bears put Sydney Uni to the sword


UTS North Sydney gained maximum points in a clinical display against Sydney University on the weekend.

Opening bowlers Will Graham (2/36) and James Campbell (2/55) wasted no time ripping through University’s top order to have them 4/37 after 14 overs.

The first two were caught by young keeper George Lavelle, followed by an LBW, and then an absolute screamer taken at mid-on by Matt Alexander.

Lavelle then grabbed his third caught behind of the day off Alexander to have Uni 5/67.

An 80 run partnership developed between Ben Trevor-Jones and Tim Cummins before Trevor-Jones was brilliantly caught by Jack James.

With the tail exposed, Alexander struck again, claiming his third wicket of the day to have the students 7/162 and a lead of 110.

Cummins went past 50 but soon ran out of partners as Robbie Aitken (2/41) and Alexander (4/49) finished off the lower order.

The Bears were set 145 runs from a minimum 45 overs to secure a second outright victory of the season.

There were early wobbles before Ben Bryant (44*) set about chipping away at the total, putting on 131 with partner Justin Avendano.

Avendano finished unbeaten on 78 as the Bears emerged victorious.

The win elevates the Bears to third on the NSW Premier cricket table.

The boys were joined in the change rooms by a jubilant fifth grade team to sing the team song.

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