Sydney University leg spinner Devlin Malone has become the first player in five seasons to pass 60 First Grade wickets as wet weather sent the top four sides through to the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket semi-finals.

No play took place in any of the matches on Sunday due to heavy rain and all ended in draws. Sydney University, Penrith, UTS North Sydney and Sydney advanced to the semi-finals courtesy of their top four finish on the table.

Sydney University will host Sydney next weekend, while Penrith meet UTS North Sydney at Howell Oval.

The draw at University Oval eliminated Sutherland from the competition due to its sixth-place finish on the ladder.

Defending champions Parramatta, who finished fifth, was the other team eliminated. Its draw with second-placed Penrith meant the higher placed Panthers advanced.

Just seven overs were possible across the two days at Howell Oval. Parramatta was 1/31 after being sent in to bat.

In the other qualifying final, the third-placed North Sydney was 3/56 at stumps on Saturday, in reply to 200 posted by Sydney.

Malone claimed 4-35 for the minor premiers against Sutherland on Saturday taking the leg-spinner to 61 wickets at an average of 18.16.

He became the first player since fellow Sydney University bowler Nigel Cowell to reach the 60-wicket mark in a season. Cowell claimed 64 at 15.16 during 2013/14.

Two of the four wickets claimed by Malone, during his 14 overs on Saturday, included the two top-scorers for Sutherland.

Malone removed both Tom Doyle (66) and captain Chris Williams (46). The pair added 102 runs for the third wicket.

The men from the Shire were 8/221 before bad light stopped play on day one. Sutherland lower-order batsman Luke Hawksworth also made a swift 43 from 45 balls before he departed to left-arm seamer Hayden Kerr (2-51).

In the other qualifying final at North Sydney Oval, Sydney wicketkeeper-batsman Beau McClintock continued his impressive form top-scoring for the Tigers.

McClintock made 71 from 110 balls, at No. 7, including nine fours. From his last five visits to the crease, the Sydney gloveman has scored 283 runs at 141.5.

North Sydney seamers James Campbell and Matthew Alexander claimed the majority of wickets to fall for Sydney.

Campbell returned 4-46 from 18 overs, including the key scalp of McClintock, while Alexander collected 4-52 from 17.4.

North Sydney keeper James Crosthwaite claimed four catches in an innings for the fifth time this season.

McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket:

Qualifying Finals - First Grade:

Sutherland 8-221 (T Doyle 66 C Williams 46 L Hawksworth 43 D Malone 4-35 H Kerr 2-51) drew Sydney University at University Oval,

Parramatta 1-31 drew Penrith at Howell Oval,

Sydney 200 (B McClintock 71 M Rodgers 37 L Scott 24 J Campbell 4-46 M Alexander 4-52 O Knight 2-38) drew UTS North Sydney 3-56 (T Jagot 23no) at North Sydney Oval.

No play on Day 2 in all matches due to rain.

Semi-Finals (23-24 March): Sydney University v Sydney at University Oval; Penrith v UTS North Sydney at Howell Oval.

Second Grade:

Penrith 268 (S Finemore 73 A Bayliss 60 Z Rizzo 42 T Sargeant 28 L Masters 25 D Miller 3-23 C Cassell 3-65) drew Sydney University 0-7 at Coogee Oval,

Eastern Suburbs 7-217 (T Armstrong 73 U Mehta 50 W Simpson 29no H Byrnes Howe 23 J Workman 3-45) drew Parramatta at Old Kings Oval,

Sydney 1-100 (L Gibson 53no J Mosca 28) def Bankstown 90 (J Brockley 21 N Govers 3-22 C Holmes 3-27 A Squire 2-3 B Mitchell 2-20) at Drummoyne Oval.

No play on Day 2 in all matches due to rain.

Semi-Finals (23-24 March): Sydney University v Bankstown; Parramatta v Sydney.

Third Grade:

Sydney University 7-191 (H Storey 33no T Kierath 33no W Masojada 23 M Moran 22 J Stocks 3-19) drew Northern District at St Paul’s Oval,

Parramatta 9(dec)-266 (A Calvert 58 H King 51 A Kaul 48 Y Brown 38 M Morley 5-75) drew Eastern Suburbs 0-15 at Waverley Oval,

Bankstown 233 (N Wijewardene 54no D Hayes 40 M Singh 35 C Cotter 26 M Dedes 25 N McLachlan 4-39 M Counsell 3-45) drew Manly-Warringah 0-14 at Manly Oval.

No play on Day 2 in all matches due to rain.

Semi-Finals (23-24 March): Sydney University v Bankstown; Eastern Suburbs v Manly-Warringah.

Fourth Grade:

Penrith 9-196 (K Geyer 104 S Pradhan 25 L Doddrell 24 J Rinka 3-37 B Frost 3-54 A Peek 2-31) drew Sydney University at Tunks Park,

St George 9-169 (E Serra 53 E MacMillan 37no E Jamieson 24 D Seneviratne 2-13 T Hamblin 2-23 S Read 2-37) drew Gordon at Hurstville Oval,

Eastern Suburbs 7-85 (A Brooks 24 J Graham 2-11 A Somerville 2-28) drew Manly-Warringah at Trumper Park.

No play on Day 2 in all matches due to rain.

Semi-Finals (23-24 March): Sydney University v Manly-Warringah; St George v Eastern Suburbs.

Fifth Grade:

Sutherland 226 (B Piggott 54 J Green 53 B Letton 26 N Whittingham 25 J Dimas 20 D Myburgh-Sisam 6-39 M Becker 2-15 J Bulluss 2-37) v Penrith 1-40 at Glenn McGrath Oval,

Sydney University 55 (L Ansell 20 O Prakash 7-20 M Mariguddi 3-20) v Mosman 0-13 at Allan Border Oval,

UNSW 119 (D Bowcock 39 D Bhandari 22 T Marlin 3-19 S Grove 3-26 S Shaji 2-21) v Fairfield-Liverpool 7-82 (S Grove 24 A Finkelstein 4-16 M Law 2-29) at Village Green.

No play on Day 2 in all matches due to rain.

Semi-Finals (23-24 March): Sutherland v Fairfield-Liverpool; Mosman v UNSW.