Sydney University top of Belvidere Cup table
Date of Event NSW Premier Cricket: Mon Dec 7, 2020 2:45PM
Devlin Malone (Ian Bird Photography)

Adam Lucius

Sydney University is the new McDonald's Men's Premier Cricket table leader after all bar one top six team secured round seven victories.  

The Students overtook Manly-Warringah at the top after claiming an outright victory over Hawkesbury at Owen Earle Oval.

After rolling the Hawks for a meagre 99 on day one, Uni totalled 7-248 (dec) on the back of Nick Larkin's magnificent 143 before sending the hosts back in.

Hawkesbury put up a slightly better fight in its second dig, making 188 after Ben Joy (4-30) and Devlin Malone (4-49) combined to ensure the visitors maximum points.

Malone's match figures of 6-79 took him to 203 career wickets at 21.94.

Manly lost top spot for the first time this season after failing to bowl Northern District out at Mark Taylor Oval.

Defending 350, the Waratahs had to settle for the draw after having NDs 8-320 at stumps.

Northern District No.3 Dave Lowery batted almost the entire day in compiling an unbeaten 128.

It's the seventh ton of his career.

Sydney, Eastern Suburbs, St George and Bankstown round out the top six after all secured first innings points.

Sydney was made to fight all the way by a gutsy Parramatta before claiming a tense one-wicket victory.

Set 323 to win, the Tigers reached their target via an unbroken 36-run 10th wicket partnership between Nic Bills (12 not out) and Hugh Sherriff (16 not out).

There were valuable contributions at the top of the order from Matt Rodgers (65), Anthony Mosca (75) and Stephen Eskinazi (78).

Mosca became the first batsman to pass 600 runs for the season at the very handy average of 67.88.

The Dragons' Nick Stapleton (167) fell just short of his career-high 170 as the Saints completed a comfortable first innings win over Gordon at Chatswood Oval.

Teammate Luke Bartier brought up his third century with a single but was out next ball for an even 100.

Neighbour Sutherland enjoyed a big win over Penrith on the back of centuries to Chris Williams (130) and Tom Doyle (102) and teenager Andrew Ritchie's six-wicket haul.

Scorecards for round seven here.

Last updated: Monday December 7, 2020 2:50PM