The Lions managed to hang on to win their round four match against Gordon at Chatswood, but the Ghosts just couldn’t stop the avalanche of runs which set up a comprehensive victory for Sydney University at Raby Sport Complex on Saturday.
So after four rounds, the two local grade cricket club are both two from four, with Camden Campbelltown heading off to the inner city to take on Eastern Suburbs in round five this coming Saturday.
Fairfield Liverpool Lions will return to the northside of Sydney, this time to take on Mosman.
The Ghosts and the Lions will clash with each other in round 7, in what is being billed as Sydney Grade Cricket competition’s Rivarly Round, with the game to be played at Raby.
Last Saturday the Ghosts, having made just 250 on a beautiful batting strip on day one of the match, could do little to stop the students from piling on 357 in reply and declaring having lost seven wickets.
Ghosts star batsman Ryan Gibson, who scored 78 in the first innings, as well as three centuries in a row before that, lasted just 10 balls and nine minutes in the second innings, departing after making just three runs.
At stumps the Ghosts were 4/97.
Over at Chatswood Oval, where the Lions had amassed 9/386 before declaring, probably thought they had scored more than enough to win the match, but the home team had others ideas on day two.
Anthony Clark reeled in another big haul, 5 for 85, with young spinner Luke Ohrynowski chipping in with 2 for 68, but Gordon still came within a whisker – 17 runs – of overtaking the Lions and stealing first innings points.