First Grade came out of their bye round with renewed vigour and took a very comprehensive win over Campbelltown-Camden, taking full advantage of the south-westerners missing their two biggest stars in Hannah Darlington and Lauren Cheatle, who were on NSW Breakers duties. Universities, however had Maddy Darke released from the NSW squad and Carly Leeson and Amy Yates available with the ACT Meteors not having a game over the weekend. They also had the benefit of Sydney Thunder players Rachel Trenaman and Isabel Arafas in their ranks and Olivia Porter returning from the injury that kept her out of the WBBL this season. Universities won the toss and sent Campbelltown-Camden in, which proved to be an excellent decision. Leeson struck almost immediately, taking a wicket in the first over of the game and the wickets fell regularly from there. Yates (5/6 from 4.2 overs) was the star of the show, with the opposition able to find no answers to her bowling. Leeson was brilliant in support with 2/15 and Porter and Arafas picked up a wicket each to have Campbelltown-Camden all out for 56. Universities made short work of the chase, with Trenaman (14) and Darke (20*) getting it off to a great start before Leeson came in and smashed 20 off 13 balls to finish the game inside nine overs and take the win with two bonus points.

Full results
First Grade: Universities (1/57) defeated Campbelltown-Camden (56) by nine wickets
Second Grade: Universities (69) lost to Campbelltown-Camden (131) by 62 runs
Third Grade: Universities drew with Gordon


First and second grades again had misfortune with the weather, as rain prevented any play on day one of their match against Randwick-Petersham. They'll both resume this Saturday and hope to complete the match in the shortened period. Third grade were able to take to the field for a brief period - UNSW got 13 overs of their batting innings in and finished the day at 1/20.

Full results
First Grade: Day one washed out
Second Grade: Day one washed out
Third Grade: UNSW 1/20 after day one
Fourth Grade: Randwick-Petersham 181, UNSW 2/9 after day one
Fifth Grade: Day one washed out


After an incredibly dominant season, the UNSW Raiders women's team were perfectly placed to take their second consecutive Opal Bowl. At half-time it looked like this was basically a formality with the Raiders leading 18-0. Unfortunately the Rebels had other ideas and came back hard with a huge second half to lock the match up at 18 all at full time. The game went into overtime and then double overtime and the Raiders weren't able to maintain their first half intensity, going down by six points in the end. However it was a brilliant season from the team and we congratulate them for their tenacity and dominance throughout this very strange season.

Raiders women playing Northern Sydney Rebels in the grand final
It was a hard-fought battle, but unfortunately the Rebels were too strong for the Raiders in the end. Photo: UNSW Raiders

Full results
Women's: UNSW Raiders lost to Northern Sydney Rebels 24-30