After a close win over Sydney Uni the previous week, our Men's Premier Division team headed into a David and Goliath contest against the North Shore Bombers, who have been the unstoppable frontrunners of the competition, undefeated to this point and having beaten UNSW-ES by 41 points the last time the teams met in Round 5. However, the Budllogs were not going to go into this contest feeling defeated, they were determined to throw everything they had at the game and continue their run for back-to-back premierships. The first quarter was, to put it mildly, a disaster. The Bombers came out firing and the Bulldogs had no answers. They were down by 24 points before they knew what was happening. But the second quarter was better and then in the third - commonly known as the championship quarter - they really made their move, holding the Bombers scoreless and taking the lead with three quick goals. Another four goals in the final quarter sealed the win and put the Bulldogs straight into the grand final in two weeks time, where they will take on the winner of the Bombers and Sydney Uni from this weekend's preliminary final.

UNSW-ES Bulldogs Under 19 Div 1 team celebrate their win
UNSW-ES Bulldogs Under 19 Div 1 team celebrate their win. Photo: UNSW-ES Bulldogs

Full results

Men's Premier Division: UNSW-ES Bulldogs defeated North Shore Bombers 9.7 (61) to 8.4 (52)
Men's Premier Division Reserves: UNSW-ES Bulldogs lost to North Shore Bombers 4.13 (37) to 7.9 (51)
Men's Division Three: UNSW-ES Bulldogs defeated Sydney Uni 7.10 (52) to 3.10 (28)


A tough start to the season for UNSW First Grade with a loss to Bankstown in their first up one day game. UNSW won the toss and batted first, but almost immediately lost a wicket. They regathered and built a few good partnerships across the top order, but then wickets began falling more quickly and they finished their 50 overs at 8/181. Jack Attenborough (54) and Adrian Isherwood (61) were the standouts with the bat. In reply Bankstown got off to a flying start, piling 70 runs on before UNSW were able to break through with a wicket. The total proved too tough to defend and Bankstown got there after just 27 overs, losing only four wickets in the process. Attenborough was UNSW's best with the ball too, taking 2/43 from his 10 overs.

A man in a helmet, carrying a cricket bat
Despite all the challenges of 2020, Premier Cricket has been able to start their season. Photo: UNSW Cricket Club

Full results
First Grade: UNSW lost to Bankstown by six wickets
Second Grade: UNSW lost to Bankstown by 10 wickets


Grand final day for the Women's Metro League competition saw just one UNSW team competing - the Women's Metro League 3 team. Unfortunately they weren't able to bag the premiership for this season, going down to Sydney Uni by two goals. However they will take a lot from this Covid-shortened season and come back ready to fire in 2021. The men's league had the final game of their regular season and UNSW's Men's Premier League 1 team scored a huge win over Northern Districts - demolishing them by an incredible 14 goals. Thomas Dolby and Joshua Mayo each score four goals and Samuel Mudford wasn't far behind with three goals. The huge win catapulted UNSW into fourth place and they will play NWS-BH in the semi-finals this weekend.

Full results:
Men's Premier League 1: UNSW defeated Northern Districts 14-0
Men's Premier League 2: UNSW lost to Macquarie Uni 3-4
Women's Metro League 3: UNSW lost to Sydney Uni 3-1
Men's Premier League 3: UNSW lost to Northern Districts 1-2


In the final game of the regular season, UNSW suffered a close loss to the Camden Tigers in the Men's NPL4. In a tight game from start to finish, UNSW were able to break through and score in the second half through Des Ford, but it wasn't enough to take the game. They finished the regular season in second place on the ladder and will now play Nepean FC this weekend in the semi finals. The Women's NPL2 team had a huge win over St George FC to finish their season. Harley Johnston was the star of the show, scoring three goals for the game, with Zoe Bartley and captain Rio Darlaston contributing one each. Unfortunately they finished in seventh place and won't play finals this year, but they took a lot out of the season and will be back bigger and better than ever in 2021.

Full results
Men's NPL 4: UNSW lost to Camden Tigers 1-2
Women's NPL 2: UNSW defeated St George FC 5-1