Universities was boosted by the return of UNSW Elite Athlete Program member Carly Leeson on the weekend, after the conclusion of her very strong WBBL season with the Melbourne Renegades. Leeson was excellent with both the bat and ball, after Gordon won the toss and elected to bat, she took 2/40 from her 10 overs. With the bat, she top scored with 73 but unfortunately in both innings she lacked enough support from the rest of the team, as Gordon racked up a huge score and Universities were unable to chase it down. However it is a much improved performance from the team and they will look to improve on it next week.

Full results
First Grade: Universities (139) lost to Gordon (3/286) by 147 runs
Second Grade: Universities (118) lost to Gordon (8/256) by 138 runs
Third Grade: Universities (3/107) lost to UTS North Sydney (1/113) by nine wickets


Halfway through a two day game for first grade and they did a good job of bowling Fairfield-Liverpool out by the end of the first day. Chris Tremain did the bulk of the damage, taking 4/56 from his 21 overs. Declan White (2/23). Adrian Isherwood (2/88) and Hayden McLean (1/48) cleaned up the rest of the team. UNSW will pick up with the bat this weekend. In the T20 Cup, UNSW had a bye on the weekend, but will take on Sydney in a semi final on 10 December at Drummyone Oval.

UNSW Cricket Club players with a trophy
Gordon presented Captain Chai with his well-earned 2019/20 Metropolitan Cup. Photo: UNSW Cricket Club

Full results
First Grade: Fairfield Liverpool all out for 290 after day one
Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup: UNSW BYE
Second Grade: UNSW (5/213) after day one
Third Grade: UNSW (5/125) defeated Western Suburbs (121) by five wickets
Fourth Grade: UNSW (268) defeated Western Suburbs (6/132) by 136 runs
Fifth Grade: UNSW (1/141) defeated Sydney (140) by nine wickets
Poidevin-Gray Shield: UNSW (109) lost to Western Suburbs (6/111) by four wickets


Unfortunately the extreme heat was too much for the running and heavy equipment involved in gridiron and the games had to be cancelled on the weekend. The women's team will take on the Northern Sydney Rebels this weekend, while the men will have another week off with a bye coming up.