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Sutherland team after defeating Sydney University in the 1st Grade Limited Overs Final at Glenn McGrath Oval on 28 February 2010:

Back row: Andre Adams, Daniel Rixon, Scott Pickering, Matthew Hughston (captain), Stephen Cush, Joel Tuccia, Matthew Bradley, Phil Jaques, Adam Fleming.

Front row: Luke Dudman, Nathan FItzgerald, Nic Maddinson, Louis Talay, Shane Duff (coach), David Murphy.

Scorecard -

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The Hawkesbury Cricket Club honored Hugh McKay with a Life Membership in 2013.

Hugh is Hawkesbury Cricket Club first grade player number 29. He was an inaugural committee member when Hawkesbury entered the Sydney Grade Cricket competition in 1985–86 and still sits on the club's committee.

Hugh served as President of the Club in 2014–15, has been the club coach and grounds coordinator, and still plays for Hawkesbury Over 50s cricket team.

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3 hours ago



Corey Rocchiccioli is pushing to be Australia's next Test spinner having been the leading spin-bowler in Sheffield Shield cricket the past two seasons. It's not been a straight forward journey to become Western Australia's first-choice spinner though.

At 18, 'Roc' was playing 4th grade and after changing grade clubs, he was the 7th choice spinner at University CC. But through "being naive", a sheer love of cricket, curiosity and, an incredible work ethic, Rocchiccioli has been instrumental in Western Australia's back to back to back Sheffield Shield victories and is well and truly on the radar of the Aussie selectors.

I've been fortunate to have some amazing guests on The Cricket Mentoring Podcast. Corey Rocchiccioli isn't the biggest name we've had but this was the longest and most in depth and insightful chat we've ever had.

This podcast, broken into 2 episodes, is full of value and so many practical tips anyone can implement into their sport or life.

It's an inspiring story and one that has so much to still come. I hope you enjoy listening to/watching it as much as I did.

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Part Two -

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1 days ago



I am counting down what I believe are the five greatest Douglas Cup Finals. This match is the fifth on the list.

No.5 – 1930/31 – Northbourne v Ainslie – The match which went on forever!

The 1930/31 Final was held between Northbourne and Ainslie and started at Manuka Oval. Northbourne were the Minor Premiers by one point from Queanbeyan and Ainslie finished third after the home and away series. This Final was the first to be held at Manuka Oval, previous finals had been held Northbourne Oval and the Acton Sports Ground.

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Waratah Mayfield Cricket Club 2nd Grade win the Royce McCormack Cup 2020-21

Back Row - Liam Wilson, Lachlan Taylor, Jacob Hill, Irfan Ali, Olivier Koehn

Front Row – Rob Hill, Josh Brackenbury (Captain), Jono Twomey (Man of the Match), Alex Taylor, Blake Morley, Toby Chillingworth


Waratah Mayfield Cricket Club 2nd Grade win the Royce McCormack Cup 2020-21

Waratah Mayfield Cricket Club first piece of silverware for the 2020-21 was won by the clubs 2nd grade team going undefeated in the one-day competition.

After finishing on top through the pool rounds, the boys earnt a home Grand Final hosting Charlestown at Waratah Oval.

Charlestown won the toss and had a bat. We didn't have to wait long for the first action, with Irfan Ali picking up wickets in consecutive balls to have them 2/0 in the third over. Robert Hill then picked up the 3rd wicket, bowling a tight opening spell to put the pressure on.

Jono Twomey (4/10 off came on first change and was near unplayable, with his spell having Charlestown reeling at 7/37 halfway through their innings. Charlestown had a bit of a fightback for the 8th wicket with Winpenny (29) pushing the total up, with Jacob Hill (2/19) cleaning up the tail after a strong spell to have them all out for 80.

Olivier Koehn (40*) and Toby Chillingworth got us off to a fantastic start in the chase, and skipper Josh Brackenbury (36* off 28) got it finished quickly. A 9 wicket win with 19 overs to spare sums up a dominant performance from the Tahs.

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Andrew Jones was a strong and highly skilled left arm fast bowler who climbed through the grades at Balmain very quickly and made his first grade debut for Balmain in 1981 at just 17 years of age.

Andrew led the Balmain attack until he retired in 1997 after taking 449 first grade wickets at an average of 19.17. His best figures in first grade was 7 for 45 and he took 5 wickets in an innings on 20 occasions.

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2 days ago



Dan Jackson is Blacktown Mounties first grade player number 63 after making his debut against Hawkesbury on 12 December 2009.

In all grades for Blacktown Dan has scored 1,224 runs at an average of 28.47 including 2 centuries and 5 half centuries.

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2 days ago



Simon Porter awarded Life Membership at Waratah Mayfield District cricket club

Sunday 21st July 2024, we celebrated and honor Simon Porter, who has been awarded life membership at Waratah Mayfield DCCs AGM.

Simon's remarkable journey spans over three decades of dedicated service and excellence within our cricket community. His commitment to WMDCC is exemplified by his roles as first grade captain, Newcastle representative player, and curator for an impressive 25 years. Simon also works on Number 1 Sportsground and is regarded as one of the Hunter’s finest curators.

Notably, Simon was a key member of the esteemed Team of the 2000s decade, showcasing his exceptional talent and contribution to the sport.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Simon was honored with the prestigious Country Cricket Curator of the Year award this last season, underscoring his expertise and dedication to maintaining top-quality facilities for our club and the broader cricketing community.

As we confer upon him life membership, we express our heartfelt gratitude for Simon's enduring commitment and passion for Waratah Mayfield DCC.

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St George Cricket Club 4th Grade Premiers 2018-19

Back Row – Peter Jackson (Coach), Jarrod Brown, Steve Wark, Tom Kennedy, Vasi MacMillan, Ethan Jamieson, Alan Pandelis (Scorer)

Middle Row - Blake Newport, Josh Vella, Eric Serra

Front Row - Rod Krause, Andrew Pandelis, Declan Hart, Dean Cassar

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4 days ago



Charles B Barstow – South Brisbane First Grade Player Number 87

Charles B Barstow came from the Etons Juniors in 1905, and in his two first seasons with the club took 164 wickets. His 86 wickets in 1906/07 is still the greatest number taken by any bowler for the club in one season. Charles played for Souths from 1905-1911 when he transferred to Toombul under the Electorate residential rules.

Barstow was unlucky, in that he mainly played for Queensland before it entered the Sheffield Shield and was considered too old to play for Australia. On his day, he was reputed as being unplayable in club cricket.

In 1909/10 he took 10/34 against Oxley and also had Toombul at 8/1 at one stage against Toombul. He won 16 grade premierships with various clubs. His first class record was 78 wickets at 28.2.

Barstow died in 1935 at only 52 years of age.

Charles B Barstow – Qld Team (Image State Library of Qld)

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4 days ago



Australian v Pakistan Over 50s Cricket World cup Final. Wednesday 5 December 2018 at Drummoyne Oval

As hoped, this was a classic final between the world's best over-50s cricketing nations. Both sides had cruised through the round robin stages unbeaten and their scheduled Round 5 clash had been cancelled due to bad weather, so there was no history between them. Australia had relied heavily on their top 6 - particularly their top 3, including captain Peter Solway, who was averaging over 100 before today - and a fit pace attack. Pakistan also had strength at the top of the order, plus a number of canny spinners.

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4 days ago



Crib Point Cricket Club has played a significant role in the life of Brad Watson.

Brad played juniors and seniors with Crib Point and he’s also moved into the coaching ranks with other clubs as well.

An aggressive opening batsman Brad was selected in Crib Point Cricket Club team of the decade 2008-18.

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4 days ago



The third player to achieve scoring a century and taking five wickets in an innings in the same match was Sutherland’s Ted Cotton, in the Round 13 versus Western Suburbs at Caringbah Oval on 7th & 14th February 1970, finishing the match aged 40 years & 190 days. It was a match that was significant for more than just Ted’s all-round performance – in the Wests innings on day two, former Australian captain Bob Simpson made the highest score ever made at Caringbah/Glenn McGrath Oval.

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Manly Warringah District Cricket Club – 5th Grade premiers 2010-11

Standing: Louie Anderson, Ash Virdi, Jarrod Rawlings, Mitchell Pugh, Toby Poole, Tom Kaye, Ryan Farrell, Dave Farrell
Kneeling: James Boyer, Matt Butcher, Cameron Ashe, James Ritchie

In 2010/11 the club won its first ever 5th grade Premiership. Led by the inspirational Dave Farrell, it was a fantastic outright victory against Minor Premiers Eastern Suburbs, but not before a few heart palpitations.

After bowling out Easts or 111 thanks to 3 wickets each to Matt Butcher and Ash Virdi, the Tahs then pilled on 274 runs thanks to half centuries to James Boyer (60) and James Ritchie (52*), as well as 48 from Jarrod Rawlings. Victory seemed secured.

However, Easts came out swinging, hitting 7 for 300, setting us 140 runs to win or 38 overs to bat it out. And bat it out we did….. but only just, finishing the 38 overs on 7 or 108, James Ritchie against standing out with 28*.

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5 days ago



A couple of weeks ago marked a significant milestone for Cricket Mentoring as we stepped onto the field for our first ever competitive matches.

In early May, I got a message from the father of a boy from Sydney who had been affected by a fraudulent cricket tour operator. The father was desperate to get some cricket for the boys whose upcoming tournament had been cancelled leaving them devastated.

7 weeks and a lot of work later, we were competing in Northern Territory Cricket's Junior Strike League tournament in Darwin.

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From writing about Bradman to Chappell to Warne, Mike Coward has been Australia’s Cricket scribe through the eras.

The LBW Trust is thrilled to announce its premier Sydney event for the year, "Behind the Mike | Celebrating Mike Coward AM," to be held at the State Library of NSW.

This special evening will honour the illustrious career of Mike Coward, the respected cricket journalist, author, interviewer and co-founder of The LBW Trust, Learning for a Better World.

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6 days ago



Vale David Morrow, 1953–2024

David Morrow was a magnificent commentator with a distinguished career in sports media spanning over 50 years.

Many will remember David commentating on cricket on ABC radio. David cherished the Sydney Cricket Ground and took immense pride in his induction into the SCG Media Hall of Fame in 2023.

David, affectionately known as 'thirsty,” was the ABC Radio number one commentator for almost three decades. From 1985 to 1996, David also called Saturday’s rugby league games on ABC Television.

In July 2024, the National Rugby League announced David Morrow's induction into the National Rugby League Hall of Fame, a truly tremendous accolade.

David Morrow covered eight Olympic games and six Commonwealth Games and was one of the most versatile commentators in Australia’s sporting history.

After a battle with brain cancer, David Morrow sadly passed away on July 17, 2024.

RIP David Morrow.

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