The University of Canberra drew first blood in their Intervarsity series against ANU, winning both the men and women’s cricket matches yesterday at South Oval at ANU.
Proceedings started with the first ever women’s cricket game between the two universities in a 10 over match in which UC totalled 3/86 and won by a comfortable 45 runs.
Western District & University of Canberra Cricket Club’s, Caitlin McCaffery, said it was satisfying to come away with such a resounding win.
“We didn’t know how the team would fare at the start of the day, but to win by that much it was a very good effort by all our girls,” she said.
The men’s side also cruised to victory in their T20 match, defeating the home side by nine wickets in just 13.1 overs.
Jake Provan was the star of the show, hitting four fours and six sixes to go for 68 not out and guide his team to victory.
Despite a slow start to the innings for UC, Provan said it was just a matter of settling in and getting a feel for the pitch.
“Once myself and [Robbie] Tricket got the pace of the pitch he started connecting a couple, and I got a hold of a couple and from there everything just fell into place,” he said.
Set for a season of cricket in England later this year, Provan said he was pleased with his performance.
“I’m stoked, absolutely stoked, considering I haven’t had the best season for Westies,” he joked.
“It’s always great to get one over ANU, and I’m happy the boys were able to grab the win today.”
UC will compete against ANU in 15 more sporting codes as the Intervarsity Challenge continues on Thursday 23 March. Click here for more information.
By Aaron Palazzo