Sydney University batsman Vince Umbers couldn’t have picked a better time to compile a mammoth innings. In his local derby against UNSW, the fourth-grade opening batsman scored an incredible 197 which included 20 fours and six maximums to lift his side to an insurmountable total of 358.
Sydney University capped off their dominant display by bowling out UNSW for 130 with help from William Masojada who collected 6-28.
Two other players surpassed the 150-run milestone in round six of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket competition, and both of which occurred in the same match.
The second-grade fixture between UTS North Sydney and Mosman saw three centuries scored in a high-scoring affair at Allan Border Oval.
Mosman opening batsman Nathan Hinton carried his bat in the first innings scoring an unbeaten 160 in Mosman’s total of 9-329.
UTS North Sydney was up for the task with wicket-keeper batsman George Lavelle leading the run chase with an impressive 153.
Lavelle’s departure brought his 160-run partnership with James Aitken to an end. However, Aitken ensured his team collected the points finishing with 101 not out.
Round six proved to be fruitful for many bowlers across the lowers grades with nine bowlers taking six wickets or more.
Sutherland's fifth-grade bowler Javed Mohammed was the pick of the bunch with his 7-54 against Sydney, which led his side to a comprehensive 120 run victory.
Sydney had a standout bowling effort of their own in the form of fourth-grade bowler Avery Weilandt who took 6-52.
Fourth-grade produced all but two of the six or more wicket performances of the round.
Western Suburbs’ Mitchell Fleming claimed figures of 6-28 in fourth-grade to join his fellow clubman Stephen Croft who also picked up 6-50 in second-grade.
Northern District fourth-grader Jayden Camp bowled with precision in his 22.1 over spell collecting 6-46 with 11 maidens.
Randwick-Petersham’s Luke Radford terrorised Hawkesbury’s fourth-grade batting line up taking 6-50 to dismiss the home side for 143.
Hawkesbury’s Matthew Williams took the fight to Randwick-Petersham with 6-58 however it wasn’t enough for his team who run down with ease.
The final six-wicket performance of the round went to UNSW fourth-grade bowler Ankit Patel who had figures of 6-82 only to be outshone by Vince Umbers incredible innings of 197.