Rain again dominates Men’s and Women’s McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Mon Nov 2, 2020 12:29PM
Sutherland defeated Blacktown Mounties in one of just two results on Saturday

Adam Lucius

Rain, lightning and thunder dominated McDonald's Men's and Women's Premier Cricket on the weekend as 12 games fell victim to Sydney's big wet.

For the second consecutive round, all four women's T20 games on Sunday were abandoned due to rain.

There's been just one full day of cricket played this season.

Covers were on and off at most grounds in the men's competition on Saturday as one-day matches got underway only to be constantly interrupted by persistent showers.

Eight games were eventually declared draws after a frustrating day.

Sydney Uni and Sutherland were able to sneak in victories before the weather intervened in the only matches completed.

Uni almost gambled it all and lost before beating Mosman in a thriller under threatening skies at Allan Border Oval.

Mosman pair Nathan Hinton (28) and Harry Dalton (34) put on 64 for the first wicket before the rot set in.

The Whales lost their next nine wickets for just 66 and were bowled out for a paltry 130 inside 37 overs.

Ben Joy was the pick of the Students' bowlers, claiming 3-18 from his six overs.

With one eye on the weather, Uni went about chasing a bonus point but it came at some cost.

Needing to reach 131 inside 30 overs to collect the extra point, the visitors were 6-112 and then lost two wickets at 126 and another at 127.

Suddenly it was down to tailenders Joy and Charlie Cassell to get the job done with just one wicket in hand.

Joy was put down with two runs needed before Cassell hoisted the third ball of the 25th over for six over mid-wicket to give the Students the narrowest of wins.

Damien Mortimer's run-a-ball 61 proved the anchor before Cassell's late cameo.

Half-centuries to Jarryd Biviano (65) and James Arnold (77 not out) underpinned Sutherland's total of 8-246 against Blacktown Mounties at Joe McAleer Oval.

Rain reduced Blacktown's target under DLS but they were unable to keep pace with the revised total and finished at 8-169 in the 37th over when the weather closed in for the day.

Sutherland paceman Tushaar Garg continued his impressive start to the season, taking 4-21.

For men's scores click here

Last updated: Monday November 2, 2020 12:32PM