Fast-bowler Rhys Voysey has ensured University’s impressive weekend continued on Sunday, taking five wickets to lead his side into next week’s Cricket Illawarra Twenty20 final.
Playing host to Helensburgh, University claimed a comprehensive 64-run victory over the Tigers.
Batting first, Uni reached 5-138. However, it was the bowlers who led the side to victory, with Voysey (5-12) receiving outstanding support from Shiven Chaturvedi (4-11) as Helensburgh were bowled out for 74.
University captain Mitchell Hearn was thrilled with his team’s performance.
“I’m stoked with the win,” Hearn said. “All the boys bowled to the plans we had and executed well.
“Rhys bowled the house down and so did young Shiv. He hasn’t played much first-grade cricket, but he really stood up today and bowled to our plans.”
After watching his older brother Andrew score a century on Saturday, Ben Page stepped up with the bat for University. Page scored a crucial 39 off 29 balls, with Toby Dodds adding 34 pivotal runs to close out the innings.
Ultimately, Uni’s total of 5-138 was more than enough to secure the side a date with Wollongong next Sunday.
Wollongong booked their spot with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Wests. Lachlan Maddinson took three wickets to restrict the Devils to 9-102, before Kieran Gray ensured his side comfortably chased down their target.
“Wollongong are the favourites,” Hearn said. “They’re purpose built for Twenty20 cricket.”