An excellent win for first grade over the St George-Sutherland Slayers has provided plenty of confidence for the squad. Sydney Thunder star Rachel Trenaman was sensational at the top of the order, scoring an amazing 118 - well supported by fellow Thunder squad member Isabelle Arafas (27), the Sydney Sixers' Maddy Darke (20) and Erica James (23). Universities finished at 9/230 after their 50 overs. In reply, the Slayers started well thanks to their own Thunder star in Tahlia Wilson. However a great team bowling effort restricted the opposition and ensured regular wickets fell, denying the Slayers from establishing partnerships. Jade Allen (2/23), Lara Graham (2/43), Stella Campbell (1/49) and Arafas (2/22) were the wicket takers as the Slayers finished their innings at 8/207 and Universities came away with the six points for the win.

Full results
First Grade: Universities (9/230) defeated St George-Sutherland (8/207) by 23 runs
Second Grade: Universities (178) defeated St George-Sutherland (7/39) by DLS method
Third Grade: Universities (115) lost to Manly-Warringah (5/153) by 38 runs


Unfortunately day one of first grade's game was abandoned due to wet weather, so the team will instead play a one day game against Penrith at Howell Oval this weekend instead of the scheduled two day game. Second grade had more luck getting out on the field at home at David Phillips. UNSW won the toss and sent Penrith in to bat, having great success with the ball - Penrith finished on 7/52 after a rain interrupted day one. William Calov was the best of the bowlers, taking 4/31, while Sanjit Selverajoo (2/12) and Tanzeelur Rahman (1/0) were also key contributers. The game continues this Saturday. 

Full results
First Grade: Day one abandoned due to rain
Second Grade: Penrith 7/52 after day one
Third Grade: UNSW 5/102 after day one
Fourth Grade: Day one abandoned due to rain
Fifth Grade: Penrith 7/153 after day one


The Raiders are into their finals series and both teams started with a bang this week! The women's team had a huge win over Suydney Uni, with Sophie Schetor named defensive player of the match and Madison Helene the offensive player of the match. The news was just as great for the men's team, who beat the Wollongong Mustangs - Leiki Aoina was the defensive player of the match in that game, while Brandon Lovric was awarded offensive player of the match.

Raiders gridiron players playing against Sydney Uni
A dominant semi-final win means the UNSW Raiders are still in the hunt to defend last season's premiership. Photo: Alain Sports Photography

Full results
Women's: UNSW Raiders defeated Sydney Uni 22-0
Men's: UNSW Raiders defeated Wollongong Mustangs 23-0